What is Chyawanprash?
The “King of Rasayanas” has seen an upsurge in its popularity as more and more individuals around the world feel the need to rejuvenate & re-energize themselves considering ever increasing pressures and stresses of living our hectic modern lives. Chyawanprash is thus a universal elixir rejuvenating one and all, irrespective of their age, race and gender.
The first historically documented formula for Chyawanprash was written by sage Charak in the 4th century BC in an Ayurvedic treatise titled “Charak Samhita”. According to this text, Chyawanprash is the most important of all “Rasayanas” or herbal elixirs. Some even call it the “King of Rasayanas”. These titles have been attributed to Chyawanprash because of its wide scope of benefits. Some of these include alleviating respiratory problems, increasing immunity, providing energy, sharpening one’s senses, improving digestion, enhancing cognition and memorization and even youthful companionship with the opposite sex.
+ Contains Amla (Emblica officinalis) which has the highest concentration of Vitamin C.
+ Helps in building the body’s internal defense systems thus enhancing immunity.
+ Contains a wide range of ingredients to tackle respiratory disorders like cough and cold.
+ High levels of Vitamin C, antioxidants and bioflavanoids make it an ideal prophylactic.
+ Helps in improving digestion, assimilation and absorption of food.
+ Mitigates constipation and flushes toxins out of the body.
+ Supports brain-cells, improves co-ordination and aids the nervous system.
+ Helps in boosting memory pathways.
+ Works as a mild liver stimulant and blood purifier.
+ Enhances cardiac health.
A wide range of benefits is achieved as a direct result of its complex composition. Chyawanprash contains numerous ingredients, out of which each ingredient selectively focuses on enhancing a particular body process.
Our limited edition export-grade Chyawanprash formulations are 100% natural and prepared from fresh Amla fruits (Emblica officinalis) in batches of less than 500 kg. These do not contain any preservatives, additives, thickeners, artificial colours or artificial flavours!
We firmly believe that all Ayurvedic preparations, especially “Rasayanas” were originally prepared in extremely small batches to achieve complete control over inputs, production and the final output. Mass production of such complex preparations inevitably results in compromises with regards to the production methods used and overall quality of ingredients. Our formulations are produced using standards described in Ayurveda during peak harvest seasons and at traditional manufacturing units in India which are renowned for formulating and producing potent Ayurvedic medicines. Each small batch of the finished product is put through strict quality control tests to check for impurities, heavy metals and microbial activity. By undertaking small batch manufacturing, we ensure that you get to enjoy the most potent elixir resulting from a very limited, exquisite and exclusive production process.
There is such a high regard for quality over quantity, that we only process 350 / 500 kg of Chyawanprash per batch! Our Chyawanprash is prepared from the flesh of Amla fruits and not from dried Amla powder. Thus production is limited to late autumn, winter and early spring months during which Amla is in season in India.
Why is fresh Amla better than powdered Amla?
The Vitamin C connection: Amla (Emblica officinalis) contains the highest concentration of Vitamin C of all fruits. Vitamin C content of one Amla fruit is equivalent to that of three oranges. Vitamin C is one of the least stable of all vitamins in solution and is oxidized readily in light, air and when heated. To retain as much Vitamin C as one can, the original formula for Chyawanprash makes it mandatory for formulators to use fresh Amla. Unfortunately, to produce Chyawanprash throughout the year many large batch manufacturing companies resort to using cheaper & less nutritious dried Amla in their formulations. Our Chyawanprash formulas on the other hand are only manufactured from late Autumn to early Spring when fresh Amla is readily available in the market.
Our Chyawanprash formulations are prepared from over 40 potent natural ingredients. These ingredients are procured at the peak of their harvest season. Each ingredient comes from different states within India; Saffron is obtained from the Kashmir valley, Amla is sourced from Madhya Pradesh, Cardamom is hand-picked from plantations in Kerala etc. We do not use powdered form of Amla! Only the freshest Amla fruits (Emblica officinalis) harvested in autumn and winter, are used to prepare our formulations. This imparts our Chyawanprash formulations that distinctly rich taste, texture and aroma!
Classic formula with only 10% sugar content, ideal for building core immunity in winter!
“Chyawanprash Avleh” is a classic formula of Chyawanprash prepared in accordance to vedic texts. It features both Cow’s ghee (Clarified butter) as well as Sesame oil (Sesamum indicum) as a medium used to cook Amla which creates a silky smooth base texture. Amount of sugar used while preparation is considerably less and this results and an extremely palatable well balanced flavour profile which ranges from mildly sweet to pleasantly tart with hints of warm spices at the very end. It is prepared in small batches (upto 500 kg per batch) using 42 potent Ayurvedic ingredients including Yeshthimadhu (Glycyrrhiza glabra), Pippali (Piper longum), Sandalwood (Santalum album), Vanshalochan (Bambusa arundinacea) etc. “Chyawanprash Avleh” focuses on alleviating winter-borne illnesses such as cold, cough & fever by boosting one’s core strength. During cold winter months, it also imparts enough energy to the body for one to feel energetic throughout the day. An alluring aroma, silky smooth texture and low sugar content make it the perfect tonic for Ayurveda purists.
Chyawanprash Avleh is formulated by Unjha Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Gujarat, India (since 1894) at a state of the art ISO, HACCP & GMP approved manufacturing unit.
What is Chyavanprash Avleh?
Chyavanprash Avleh is a classic formula of Chyavanprash with 42 ingredients prepared using fresh Amla, a multitude of Ayurvedic herbs and only about 10.9% of cane sugar (most other Chyavanprash formulas have in excess of 35-40% of sugar). Thus making it a healthier choice for protection against winter borne ailments.
Can you tell us more about the manufacturer and their quality controls?
Chyavanprash Avleh is formulated by one of the oldest and finest Ayurvedic firms in India known as “Unjha Pharmaceuticals Ltd.” (established in 1894). The wisdom of over four generations of accomplished “Ayurvedic Vaidyas” have headed and guided this firm for over 100 years now. The manufacturing plant is ISO9001:2008, HACCP & GMP certified and every batch of Chyavanprash Avleh is thoroughly inspected for microbial anomalies, heavy-metal limits of course compliance with strict standards of manufacturing “Rasayanas” according to Ayurvedic texts.
How would you describe the taste, texture and aroma of Chyavanprash Avleh?
Freshly harvested Amla when consumed on its own is extremely sour making it almost unpalatable, but when used as an ingredient in Chyavanprash along with other potent medicinal herbs and cooked masterfully – the result is a deliciously tangy, slightly spicy and sweet jam. Since Chyavanprash Avleh is prepared from fresh Amla, it’s quite rich, smooth and thick in texture.
How is it different from other Chyavanprash formulas?
We’ll answer this point-wise:
– Freshly harvested Amla is used in its production. We do not use dried, powdered Amla.
– Contains only 10.9% sugar. Other formulas often contain in excess of 40% of sugar.
– Delicious flavourful taste which is mildly sweet, tangy and spicy is a result of over 110 years of experience of preparing tasty and efficacious Ayurvedic Rasayanas.
– Extremely rich, thick, smooth and creamy texture along with a distinct aroma.
– Is manufactured in small quality controlled batches of less than 500 kg per batch.
– Contains higher proportion of Yeshthimadhu (Glycyrrhiza glabra), Pippali (Piper longum), Sandalwood (Santalum album), Vanshalochan (Bambusa arundinacea). These herbs are known for their immunity enhancing effects – particularly by strengthening one’s respiratory system.
– Cooked in an amalgam of Ghee and Sesame oil. Sesame oil is a rather expensive and exotic addition, but it is used because of its unique medicinal qualities which help fight against winter borne ailments. A combination of these factors, makes it an ideal tonic to re-energize oneself during harsh winter months!
How useful it is in winter? and why?
Chyavanprash Avleh is prepared using fresh Amla fruits (about 75% of the composition is Amla). Amla has the highest concentration of Vitamin C of any fruit in the world which helps in enhancing one’s immunity and core strength. It also contains a much higher concentration of Sesame oil (Sesamum indicum), Yeshthimadhu (Glycyrrhiza glabra), Pippali (Piper longum), Sandalwood (Santalum album), Vanshalochan (Bambusa arundinacea) and thus focuses on alleviating winter-borne illnesses such as cold, cough & fever. During cold winter months, it imparts enough energy to the body for one to feel energetic throughout the day.
How is it different from Vitaprash / Revita?
While both Vitaprash (now Revita) are prepared from fresh Amla, Vitaprash / Revita are perennial rejuvenating tonics. Chyavanprash Avleh on the other hand is sharply focused on fighting winter borne diseases. This is evident from the following composition based changes.
Cooking oil/medium: Vitaprash / Revita use only Ghee as a medium of cooking Amla. Chyavanprash Avleh uses both Ghee and Sesame oil as a medium to cook Amla. Sesame oil is rich in linoleic acid, and has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It helps in restoring ailments related to dry skin and dry hair which are all too common in winter.
Amla & Sugar proportion: Chyavanprash Avleh contains 75% Amla and only 10.9% sugar with a higher concentration of honey and herbal sweetners like Yeshthimadhu (Glycyrrhiza glabra). Rejuvenation tonics like Vitaprash / Revita tend to go for the 60% Amla and 40% sugar ratio. As a result Vitaprash / Revita formulas tend to be slightly sweeter in taste.
Winter VS Year round application:
Chyavanprash Avleh solely focuses on fighting winter borne diseases and conditions. Vitaprash / Revita formulas focus on year round rejuvenation and are enhanced with Saffron (Crocus sativus) and mild aphrodisiacs.