Chyawanprash is the largest selling Ayurvedic product and also one of the healthiest one. It was invented thousands of years ago by great vaidyas. Acharya Charak documented it in his epic book 'Charak Samhita' that itself tells the importance of this Ayurvedic product. It is a kind of jam which is sticky and dark brown in color. It can be taken by people, from literally any age group.
Health Benefits of Chyawanprash
There are so many health benefits of chyawanprash. Some of them are given below -
- Boosts immune system which keeps you away from seasonal infections
- Maintains digestive system
- Purifies Blood
- Anti-aging secret
- Maintains body weight
- Offers energy for daily works
- Beneficial for brain and heart
Although, it is easily available in grocery stores but homemade Ayurvedic chyawanprash has its own advantages. We will tell you how to make delicious chyawanprash at home. Keep reading -
Pradhan Ingredients -
- Indian Gooseberries or Amla – 750 gm
- Sugar - 750 gm
- Honey – 85 gm
- Sesame Oil - 75 ml
- Homemade Butter - 250 gm
Chyawanprash Ingredients (Sansadhan)
- Banslochan - 12 gm
- Guduchi Satva - 12 gm
- Triphala - 12 gm
- Sandalwood - 10 gm
- Long pepper - 10 gm
- Dashmool - 5 gm
- Prawal Bhasma – 2.5 gm
- Nagkesar – 2.5 gm
- Mrigashruga Bhasma – 2.5 gm
Chyawanprash Ingredients (Prekshap)
- Cardamom – 25gm
- Tejpatra – 20 gm
- Ginger Dry – 10 gm
- Cinnamon - 5 gm
- Cloves – 5 gm
- Kesar – 2 gm
- First of all boil amla with the sansadhan ingredients on a medium flame for 1 hour so that amla can absorb the extracts from herbs. Turn off the heat and leave the mixture in the same utensil for the next 6 hours.
- Sieve the remnant herbs from the utensil and keep the water safe in it. This holds many nutrients which will be needed ahead. Wash all the amlas with water and place in another utensil. Now take out the amla pulp by extracting the seeds out of it.
- Take an iron or steel pan, preheat it and put sesame oil and butter into it. Add amla pulp and the water you had saved into it and stir it constantly until it gets thick. Butter will start to get separated from amla.
- Once the mixture starts boiling, add sugar to it and stir until it gets a thick consistency. When the mixture is really thick, turn off the heat and let it cool for another 5-6 hours.
- Now grind all the prekshap ingredients including cinnamon (by breaking it into small pieces) and add to the cooled mixture.
- At last mix the honey and kesar to the mixture and mix it thoroughly. Your chyawanprash is ready.
- Transfer the mixture to a dry glass bottle and consume it as required.
All the ingredients which we used in making chyawanprash are easily available in local market. So what are you waiting for? Go and make this healthy and delicious jam. Do share this recipe with your friends and relatives.