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Secret of Making Homemade Chyawanprash

Simple recipe for home made Chyawanprash revealed!

The outbreak of coronavirus has once again put the spotlight on immunity. Doctors and researchers are all opining that immunity is the axe to ace coronavirus. As such people are turning to Ayurvedic doctors for the list of natural immune boosters!

And what’s better than the magical Chyawanprash!

Chyawanprash has been used by ancient Ayurvedic doctors since millennia. Because of its multi-faceted functions, it was hailed by ancient sages. However, its Dabur who made Chyawanprash a global star.

Dabur popularized the over-the-counter use of Chyawanprash way back in 1984 through T.V. ads. People learned about the uses, benefits and amazing healing properties. And soon it became a big hit among elders and children.

They sure were getting the results. That’s why it’s still in the run even after so many decades.

Today, Chyawanprash is the largest selling Ayurvedic health product. It is a multivitamin, an immune booster, a preventive and a healer. Incorporating Chaywanprash into daily life promotes health and longevity.

The list of benefits of Chyawanprash is endless. But before that let’s spare some minute to know more about Chyawanprash.

What is Chyawanprash?

Chyawanprash is a herbal jam prepared with chosen medicinal Ayurvedic herbs. Usually, it contains several powerful Ayurvedic herbs blended in honey, ghee, and raw sugar. This pure herbal preparation has an authentic taste —sweet, sour and tangy taste.

Ayurvedic doctors consider Chyawanprash is as one of the best rejuvenating and nourishing formula. It builds vitality. Helps maintain youthfulness. Promotes metabolism. Supports healthy lungs and respiration.

Each herb in this concoction comes with amazing medicinal benefits. 

Folklores have it that it has cured the kings and sages. It has healed the incurable and prevented the unendurable!

Benefits of Chyawanprash

Chyawanprash is a strengthening herbal jam that rejuvenates all cells and tissues. Because of its multi medicinal contents, Chyawanprash is a must-have dietary supplement. And these benefits just prove the point –

  • Hands down, it is one of the best natural immune boosters.
  • Daily intake of Chyawanprash prevents infections.
  • It enhances strength and energy.
  • Supports urinary health.
  • Aids indigestion.
  • Promotes heart health and improves respiratory functions.
  • Boosts haemoglobin and white blood cells in the body.
  • Purifies blood and detoxifies the body.
  • Helps to fight day to day health ailments like cough and cold.

Wait!!! There is more…

  • Chyawanprash nourishes the male reproductive system and female reproductive tissues. It supports fertility and a healthy libido.
  • This Ayurvedic concoction promotes healthy glowy skin.
  • Its natural rejuvenation, antioxidant properties help in building and nourishing tissues. 

Research Speaks Chyawanprash is a healer!

Multiple researches are being conducted on the efficiency of Chyawanprash in different conditions. And more scientific evidence are emerging every day proving it to be a compulsory supplement for better health!

Western research highlights the efficacy of Chyawanprash in fighting off free radicals that cause ageing. The main ingredient in Chyawanprash, Amalaki is one of the best natural sources of antioxidants.

Another research published in NCBI spoke about the immune-boosting actions of Chyawanprash. It stated that regular consumption for a period of six months could significantly improve immunity. It further asserted to increased energy levels, physical fitness, strength and stamina.

Recent studies were conducted to check the effectiveness of Chyawanprash on cognitive abilities of children. It concluded that Chyawanprash is helpful in improving cognition. It enhances alertness, attention and concentration. Daily consumption of Chyawanprash also showed better academic performance in students.

Another big revelation came from a Cytogenetic Study on the Efficacy of Chyawanprash. It quoted – that Chyawanprash might reduce the risk of oral cancer. Its antioxidant property counters the genetic damage in betel quid chewing oral precancerous lesion. 

Further researches are being conducted to shed light on the other impacts of Chyawanprash.

Finally, the recipe of home made Chyawanprash!

Chyawanprash is a herbal jam that you can make right at home. All you need are the right ingredients stacked in the kitchen shelf!

Ingredients for home made Chyawanprash 

  • Amla – 750 gm
  • Honey – 85 gm
  • Sugar/Jaggery – 750 gm
  • Ghee – 250 gm
  • Sesame Oil – 65 gm
  • Bay leaves – 5 gm
  • Dry Ginger -10 gm
  • Cardamom – 25 gm
  • Sandalwood – 10 gm
  • Dashmool – 5 gm
  • Triphala – 12 gm
  • Pepper – 5 gm
  • Cloves – 5 gm
  • Nutmeg – 5 gm
  • Cinnamon – 5 gm
  • Prawal bhasma – 2.5 gm
  • Kesar – 2.5 gm 

DIY Home made Chyawanprash

  • Wash the amla and pat them dry.
  • Prick the amla and cook it in a pressure cooker with water for two whistles or 10 minutes.
  • Once it cools, drain the water. Mash the amla and throw away the seeds. 
  • You can also put the amla in a blender to get a fine paste.
  • Next, heat a pan and pour the ghee, sesame oil, and powder jaggery.
  • In the mean-time, grind the spices into a fine powder.
  • Add the mashed Amla and cook it on low flame for about 10 minutes. Let the moisture evaporate.
  • Add the mixed powdered spices to the amla and sauté for 5 more minutes.
  • Next, you pour the honey and mix it all together. And then put off the stove.
  • Let it cool. Transfer it into a clean glass jar.

Ta-da it’s done! The most popular immune booster Chyawanprash is ready. Much simpler than you thought. Isn’t it?

How to Take Chyawanprash?

It is ready to eat preparation. Take it like jelly. You can eat it directly. Spread it over the bread or toast. Mix it in a cup of warm water. Or any other way that suits you!

Ayurvedic doctors say, have 10 gms Chywanprash, then drink hot milk slowly.

It is a safe herbal combination for kids, adults and elders. In fact, people should add it to their daily routine to enjoy optimum benefits!


  • Avoid mixing it with milk.
  • Skip it during indigestion. 
  • It is better to avoid it during pregnancy. Consult your Ayurvedic doctor if you want to continue with it. 
  • People suffering from severe diarrhoea should also avoid it.
  • Diabetic patients should also consult their Ayurvedic practitioner before taking Chyawanprash. It contains sugar, but if you make it at home on your own then you can skip the sugar and enjoy the concoction. Sugar-free Chyawanprash is available in the market.
  • Kids below the age of 3 should avoid it.

Chyawanprash in summers

Chyawanprash may produce heat in the body. That’s the reason why it is not recommended in babies below the age of 3. 

Even for adults, it is best for winter months. If you want to enjoy its benefits during summer then mix it with ghee and honey. And then consume it to get the best results.

You must try this Home made Chyawanprash

As an Ayurvedic doctor, I would recommend Chyawanprash as a bio-active health supplement for healthy people. People battling chronic conditions should consult their doctors before using this.

Many people are sceptical about the authenticity of ready-made Chyawanprash. This blog is for them. Make your own Chyawanprash and nourish your body with the best components of nature. 

Also, most of the ingredients are easily available. So, please make it yourself and enjoy the healthy benefits. The best time to take it is in the morning on an empty stomach. 

Taking good care of your body means lesser visits to your doctor!

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Sarvotham Kudva April 13, 2020 at 4:18 am

We are regularly having Dabar chyawanprash till two years back. But later some reports said it is not real amla. They just add amla flavour. So we stopped. I am not sure if this is true. But don’t want to take risks. Prepare at home is a real task.If really good quality is available, we should surely start having again.
M s kudva

Veda April 13, 2020 at 4:41 am

Complete information on chyavanaprash. Good one.

Dr. Brahmanand Nayak April 13, 2020 at 5:10 am


Dr. Brahmanand Nayak April 13, 2020 at 5:12 am


Naina Ram April 13, 2020 at 5:09 am

I remember eating Chyawanprash during my childhood days. It was yummy. Appa always got it for us.
Thank you for sharing the DIY homemade Chyawanprash. I would surely prepare and start eating again.

Dr. Brahmanand Nayak April 13, 2020 at 5:47 am


Satvik April 13, 2020 at 5:18 am

Thanks to amma for giving this over years!

Dr. Brahmanand Nayak April 13, 2020 at 5:46 am


Prasantha R April 13, 2020 at 10:37 am

Thank you Doctorr for the detailed info.

Prasantha R April 13, 2020 at 10:46 am

Any alternative for Jaggery or can we reduce?

Dr. Brahmanand Nayak April 13, 2020 at 3:22 pm

you can reduce

Dr. Brahmanand Nayak April 13, 2020 at 3:22 pm

thank you

Shakuntala April 13, 2020 at 10:53 am

thank you sir very nice information.

Dr. Brahmanand Nayak April 13, 2020 at 3:22 pm


Preeti Nayak April 13, 2020 at 11:54 pm

Detailed information Nityanna,Thank you 👍

Dr. Brahmanand Nayak April 14, 2020 at 3:40 pm

try to prepare this.thank you

Srinivas Raitha April 15, 2020 at 2:33 pm

Amazing product.

Thank you sir

Dr. Brahmanand Nayak April 16, 2020 at 6:02 am

you are welcome sir

Vanitha April 15, 2020 at 5:38 pm

Thank you sir for the recipe, looks easy to prepare

Dr. Brahmanand Nayak April 16, 2020 at 6:00 am

yes. it’s easy. thank you

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