Chyawanprash is a rejuvenative herbal jam, based on an ancient formula of 52 different Ayurvedic herbs. My teacher, Vaidya Mishra, told the following story on its origins:
“The intriguing story of Rishi Chyawan is documented in the ancient epic tale of India, the Mahabharata. Rishi Chyawan was a great seer. He was fully enlightened and thus carried no desires in his heart, except for union with the cosmic divine. It is said that he sat immobile, his senses fully retracted into the silent self-referral bliss of meditation, for numerous years, until one day, Sukanya, the young and beautiful daughter of King Sharyati, found him and accidentally awoke him from his yogic trance. The aging rishi and the young princess were soon wed. However, their conjugal bliss was overshadowed by the rishi’s old ascetic body.
It is then told that the celestial twin physicians, the Ashvinis, came to the rishi’s help. Physicians to the gods, they had garnered the entirety of Ayurvedic knowledge for the benefit of mankind and the celestial realm. They prepared a mixture that contained the best of what Mother Nature offered in terms of divine healing, balancing, and rejuvenating altogether 52 herbs, and presented it to Rishi Chyawan. Rishi Chyawan ate it, and it restored his body to its original youthful glow and functionality in no time! And the rishi and the princess lived happily ever after….
“The recipe became known as Chyawan’s Prash, or the herbal mixture of Chyawan, renown for its tonic and rejuvenative powers.”
It can be very difficult to find high quality Chyawanprash, and it is often made with only a few herbs. The Chyawanprash I am selling is some of the best I have come across. It is made during the ascending Moon cycle, with ethically wild crafted, certified organic, and pesticide free botanicals and ingredients. The honey in this formula is wild crafted from the jungle and never heated or cooked. The ghee is procured from happy, Indian, non-hybrid cows that are free to roam and eat green grass. The saffron is the highest grade sourced from the beautiful mountain region of Kashmir. Instead of using refined or brown sugar, this Chyawanprash uses jaggery, a highly nutritious and mineral-rich sugarcane mash, in accordance with the ancient formula.
For more information, read my teacher’s article on the benefits of Chyawanprash as described in the Caraka Samhita: https://www.svayurveda.com/chyawanprash-stories-sutra-s/