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Questions & Answers about Chyawanprash

1. What is chyawanprash?

Chyawanprash is an ayurvedic health supplement that helps you to keep healthy for a whole life. It is formulated with various herbal ingredients and the main ingredient is Amla (Indian Gooseberry/emblica officinalis).

Chyawanprash has rejuvenation effects and potent antioxidant characteristics, which delay aging, improves immunity, and resists recurrent diseases such as upper respiratory infections, common cold, various types of infections, mental stress and prevents all other diseases.

2. What are top five benefits of chyawanprash?
  1. Immunity booster & a potent antioxidant
  2. Improves brain functions
  3. Fights off respiratory infections
  4. Prevents and delay signs of aging
  5. Keep your heart healthy and free from coronary artery disease
3. What are chyawanprash brands?

There are many companies selling chyawanprash. Some of them are:

  1. Baidyanath Chyawanprash Special (Nutritive Tonic)
  2. Baidyanath Junior Chyawanprash (Energy booster)
  3. Baidyanath Kesari Kalp
  4. Baba Ramdev Patanjali Special Chyawanprash With Saffron
  5. Dabur Chyawanprash
  6. Dabur Orange Flavour Chyawanprash
  7. Dabur Chyawanprash Sugar Free
  8. Himalaya Chyavanaprasha
  9. Organic India Chyawanprash
  10. Zandu Sona Chandi Chyawanprash
  11. Zandu Kesari Jivan
  12. Zandu Kesari Jivan Saffron Enriched Revitalizer
4. What is the right time to eat chyawanprash?

In early morning before sunrise is the best time to take chyawanprash. You should eat chyawanprash on empty stomach.

However, chyawanprash can be taken anytime in day.

5. What is the right dosage of the chyawanprash?

Dosage depends on person’s digestive capability, but nowadays, a perfect dosage is 10 to 20 grams a day.

6. Does chyawanprash increase immunity?

Yes, chyawanprash is immunity booster and a good health supplement. You may not need any other supplement if you are using chyawanprash for immunity purposes. It contains potent immunity modulator herbs including amla (Indian gooseberry).

7. Does chyawanprash really work?

Yes, chyawanprash is time tested health supplement. It works well as a preventive medicines to preclude many infections.

8. Does chyawanprash increase height?

The herbs in the chyawanprash can help to increase the height, but you also need other ayurvedic supplement or herbs to boost its action.

9. Does chyawanprash contain steroids?

No, chyawanprash is an herbal formulation. It does not contain any type of steroid.

10. Does chyawanprash cause weight gain?

Chyawanprash itself does not cause weight gain. However, it can help you to keep your body weight in balance. If you are underweight, it may help you to gain weight and if you are overweight, it may help to lose your weight and strengthen bones.

This action of chyawanprash is due to its action to improve body metabolism. If your metabolism is correct, you can easily loss your weight by cutting off some calories and you can gain weight by adding some additional calories.

11. Does chyawanprash help weight loss?

Chyawanprash improves metabolism in the body. A proper metabolism can help to burn fats.

12. Does chyawanprash contain ashwagandha?

The normal composition does not contain ashwagandha, but some companies add it in place of ashtakavarga alternative. You should check the label of chyawanprash for withania somnifera or ashwagandha. ashtakavarga herbs are very rare and may not be available everywhere, so in place of some herbs ashwagandha and shatavari are used.

13. Does chyawanprash cause acne or pimples?

Chyawanprash does not cause pimples or acne. It is rich in Vitamin C content, so it is beneficial to prevent acne formation and removes the blockage of skin pores. Therefore, it can be used along with anti-acne medicines to get rid of acnes and pimples.

14. Does chyawanprash have an expiry date?

Yes, according to ayurvedic ancient texts, chyawanprash is a type of Aveleha. Each aveleha is expired after six months. Its effectiveness is reducing day by day after six months.

However, nowadays, companies add preservatives in chyawanprash, which increase their expiry to 3 years.

According to our experience, fresh chyawanprash has best results.

15. Does chyawanprash increase blood pressure?

No, chyawanprash does not cause an increase in blood pressure.

16. Does chyawanprash reduce blood pressure?

No, chyawanprash does not reduce blood pressure.

However, if you are suffering from high cholesterol levels in the blood and high blood pressure, chyawanprash can help to bring the blood pressure to normal, but you may need some dietary changes, exercises and other medications.

17. Does chyawanprash need to be refrigeration?

There is no need to refrigerate the chyawanprash.

18. Does chyawanprash contain lead?

Generally, a normal formulation does not contain lead, but some companies are adding lead to increase its potency and action for reproductive diseases. You must check the label of ingredients for confirming that your chyawanprash does not contain lead. Lead is called Naga, nag or Naga bhasma in ayurveda. Check for these words if they appear on label. Try to purchase normal chyawanprash with only herbal ingredients.

19. Does chyawanprash have fat?

There is very smallest amount of fat present in chyawanprash. 10 grams of chyawanprash contains 206 mg of Cow’s ghee (clarified butter) and 206 ml of sesame oil.

20. Does chyawanprash make you fat?

Chyawanprash does contain sugar. 10 grams of chyawanprash contains 5.8 grams of sugar. But it contains very negligible amount of fats. Therefore, chyawanprash may not make you fat, but sugar content of chywanprash may cause weight gain in very sensitive cases. Otherwise, we have never reported any patient complains about weight gain after using chyawanprash.

21. Does chyawanprash help people with oligospermia?

Yes, chyawanprash can help. It is very healthy ayurevdic recipe for males. It has cooling effects in the body. However, there is a myth that chywanprash is hot in potency, but is cool in ayurvedic properties because its main ingredient is amla or Indina gooseberry, which is known for its cooling activity in the body. Due to this effects, chywanprash works in heartburn, acidity and gastritis.

22. What does chyawanprash taste like?

It tastes sweet, slightly pungent and sour.

23. Is chyawanprash organic supplement?

Chyawanprash manufactured by many companies is not organic, but some companies may be selling organic chyawanprash.

24. Does chyawanprash contain sugar?

Yes, 10 grams of chyawanprash contains 5.8 grams of sugar. Sugar free chyawanprash is also available, which is manufactured by Dabur.


There may be slight variation in ingredients and amount of each ingredient used depending on brand. This information is valid for normal chyawanprash described in Charak Samita.

Further Readings

  1. Chyawanprash Benefits, Ingredients, Nutrition Facts, Dosage & Side Effects

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Dr. Jagdev Singh

Dr. Jagdev Singh is a qualified Ayurvedic Practitioner and Herbalist with B.A.M.S. and M. Sc. in Medicinal Plants. He has a wealth of experience in using Ayurveda to treat patients, including the use of herbal medicine and personalized Ayurvedic diets. His passion for spreading accurate and scientific information about Ayurveda and Medicinal Plants led him to create Ayur Times, a trusted resource for those seeking reliable information on the topic. Through his dedicated work, Dr. Singh has helped thousands of patients find relief and improve their health with Ayurveda and Herbal Medicine.

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  1. I have been taking Chyawanprash for a month. Presently I am 90 kgs.

    How long should I take to reduce weight?

    1. Chyawanprash may not play a direct role in reducing or increasing body weight. The main purpose of Chyawanprash supplementation is to enhance immunity and maintain optimum health.

  2. Please tell me how to increase my weight. Can chyawanprash be helpful to gain weight or Ashwagandha? I cannot understand please help. I’m 21 years old.

  3. If I will eat dabur chyawanprash after dinner or morning food, is it suitable for health? Does it work?

  4. I was suffering from cold. My hubby told me take medicine. But I did not take. Only I took dabur chyawanprash. Next day cold is bye bye. Everybody is surprised.

  5. I am suffering from nasal polyps. Now I am eating Patanjali saffron Chyawanprash. Does Chyawanprash decrease polyps?

  6. What about Nature’s Formulary Chyawanprash? It uses a very old recipe,and has been maintained that same recipe till today. There is absolutely no artificial colors, preservatives, additives, and its gluten free, and vegetarian. Its a win-win and apparently not on this list… Hmmm…

  7. As i was suffering from panic overlong time,i felt so much weakness and discomfort in my head part. And i started taking ashwagandha powder since 2 days and i’m nw feeling heating sensation at some parts f the day can i continue this usage , if it is ok can u plz recommend me the correct dosage

  8. Please let me know the precautions to take while storing chyawanprash. I have been using organic india chyawanprash for the past 5 months. But for the last two months, it’s getting spoiled early, though i am using only dry spoon. Please let me know for how many days can we use after opening the bottle and how to store it?

  9. “Thank you for sharing so many benefits of chyawanprash. I have recently purchased organic India chyawanprash online.
    Keep bringing more!!”

  10. What is the best make of Chyawanprash seems to be quite a few on different websites and why is the sugar free one so much more expensive,?????????

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