Ayurveda Medicine

Chyawanprash Awaleha (Medicinal Jams)


Each 5g contains:

Guduchi Tinospora cordifolia 29mg
Bhumiamalaki Phyllanthus niruri 29mg
Vidari Pueraraia tuberose 29mg
Karchur Curcuma zedoaria 29mg
Ela Eletteria cardamomum 29mg
Musta Cyperus rotundus 29mg
Punarnava Boerhaavia diffusa 29mg
Vamsa lochan Bambusa arundinaceae 29mg
Gokshura Tribulus terrestris 29mg
Kantakari Solanum xanthacarpum 29mg
Vasa Adhatoda vasica 29mg
Bilva Aegle marmelos 29mg
Draksa Vitis vinifera 29mg
Chandan Santalum album 29mg
Pushkaramoola Inula racemosa 29mg
Bala Sida cordifolia 29mg
Shatavari Asparagus racemosus 29mg
Kesar Crocus sativa 29mg
Cinnamon Cinnamomum zeylanicum 29mg
Tamalapattra Cinnamomum tamala 29mg
Satapushpa Foeniculum vulgare 29mg
Trikatu Three spices 90mg
Aswagandha Withania somnifera 29mg
Triphala Three fruits 90mg
Madhu Mel 125mg
Taila Sesamum indicum 125mg
Ghee Clarified butter 125mg
Gur/jiggery Saccharum officinalis 2778mg
Amalaki Emblica officinalis recens 1000mg


  • Rasa (taste): Sweet, sour, pungent, bitter, astringent
  • Vı-rya (energy): Heating
  • Vipa-ka (post-digestive effect): Sweet
  • Gun.a (quality): Heavy, unctuous
  • Dos.a effect: VPK=
  • Dha-tu (tissue): All
  • Srotas (channel): Digestive, excretory, urinary, respiratory, reproductive,  blood


  • Rasa-yana Rejuvenative to all the tissues
  • Va-jı-karan.a Reproductive tonic
  • Balya Increases strength
  • Ka-sas´va – sahara Alleviates coughs and asthma
  • Hr.daya Heart tonic
  • Va-taraktahara Alleviates gout
  • Mu-trarogahara Alleviates urinary disorders


  • Immune tonic, adaptogen, anabolic, expectorant,
  • laxative, digestive, carminative


Immunity The primary action of cyavanapra´sa is to increase resistance to infectious diseases, to build haemoglobin and white blood cells. It is especially good for the lungs as it nourishes the mucous membranes and helps to clear phlegm. It strengthens vata and increases ojas.

Convalescence It is a superb remedy to include as part of a programme to facilitate recovery from illness and stress. It specifically increases muscle mass and tissue (dhatu) strength. If the digestion is good it does not aggravate kapha.

Reproduction It was originally created to give the elderly sage Cyavana the required virility to satisfy his young bride and hence it has a nourishing effect on the reproductive tissues. It should be used as a prophylactic in times of excessive sexual activity as well as a tonic in cases of debility. Use when there is infertility, low libido and sexual weakness.

Method of preparation

The dried powdered herbs and the bundle of fresh amalaki are decocted in 12L of water reduced to 3L. The amalaki seeds are separated from the pulp and fried in the ghee and sesame oil. The jaggery is added to the strained decoction and boiled to form a syrup to which the fruit pulp is added. Trikat.u, cinnamon, cardamom and saffron are added to the mixture and it is sealed (Caraka Sam. hita-, Cikitsa-stha-na, taken from Kulkarni 2000)


Usually combined with a personalised treatment regime.


Avoid in hot weather for pitta types or with indigestion.


1–3tsp (5–20g) morning and evening.


  • The herbs are a mixture of phlegm-clearing, ama-reducing, digestive-fire-increasing and reproductive tonics.
  • It is taken with milk as a vehicle to help carry it deep into the tissues. Try with almond milk if dairy is unsuitable.
  • Often used in winter as a tonic.
  • There are numerous formulas for cyavanapra´sa. Caraka Samhita is the first source of this legendary formula, and it is also mentioned in Astangahrdaya Samhita, Bhaisajya Ratnavali and S ´arngadhara Samhita with some minor changes. It is not mentioned in Sus´ruta Samhita.
  • Certain plants mentioned in Caraka have a doubtful identity, such as jeevanti. Other herbs including agaru (Aquilaria agallocha), gambhari (Gmelina arborea), kakanasa (Martynia diandra), karkatashringi (Pistacia interrima), kushta (Saussurea lappa), kaghu kantakari (Solanum xanthocarpum), mashaparni (Teramnus labialis), mudgaparni (Phaseolus trilobus), naga keshara (Mesua ferrea), nilotpala (Nymphoea stellata), patala (Stereospermum suaveolens), prishniparni (Uraria picta), shalparni (Desmodium gangeticum), shyonaka (Oroxylum indicum), varahikand (Dioscorea bulbifera) and yashthimadhu (Glycyrrhiza glabra) and are also mentioned in Caraka Samhita but for reasons of sustainability, availability and manufacturer choice, are not always included. There is a solid history of variation within the cyavanapraa formula and so appropriate amendments appear acceptable.

About the author

Dr. Ram Mani Bhandari

Experienced holistic doctor, healer, teacher, and writer
Specialized in Ayurvedic detox (Panchakarma)
Trained in India and Nepal, the original lands of Ayurveda
Graduate in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (B.A.M.S.) from the Institute of Medicine at Tribhuwan University in Kathmandu.
Professional member of Australasian Association of Ayurveda (AAA)
Owner of Sunshine Ayurveda

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