Posted by Abhishek Jindal

Winter brings along a series of change in our health conditions along with bountiful snow every year. It changes our daily routines and food habits. We start to consume foods that will bring a warmth provides us energy. To get protection from frosty weathers and to obtain internal body warmth we need to start consuming foods that are heat generating when consumed. These are the health foods during winter time. Among these items, Chawanprash has a prominent place due to the numerous health benefits it offers to our bodies.

What is Chawanprash?

It is actually an ancient health tonic used by Indians for ages. It is brown in color and sticky in nature. It has a tangy taste and can be consumed directly from the packaged bottle. It can also be consumed by mixing it with water or warm milk. Its main ingredient is amla and it has more than 40 ingredients all of which is beneficial to the body. It has been mentioned in Charak Samhita which is an ancient Ayurvedic textbook and it describes Chawanprash as the most effective of all herbal tonics ever known to mankind. You can use it any time of the year.

Health benefits it offer

It is a complete health tonic prepared according to Ayurvedic proportions. It is used as an immunity booster and rejuvenator and it is given to children so as to strengthen their immunity and immune system. Amla, which is the main ingredient of Chawanprash, is rich in Vitamin C. It is effective in fighting against the respiratory infections, common cold and cough. It can also be used as a preventive against pulmonary tuberculosis. Regularly consuming Chawanprash has known effects like strengthening of digestion, absorption and assimilation of food items and also in easing constipation problems. It will also aid in blood purification and toxin elimination.

It has beneficial effects on brain, heart and liver. It helps to improve memory and is always recommended for school going children. Another beneficial effect it has is on the skin. It purifies the skin and flushes out the toxins that make it unattractive. It will make your skin supple and you will have a younger and youthful look. Calcium absorption is enhanced in people who regularly consume this tonic and this helps to strengthening of bones and teeth.

Your muscle tone also can be improved using this tonic due to the enhanced protein synthesis it provides. Smokers can also utilize this tonic for some of its beneficial effects. This gives protection against the smoking induced oxidative injury. Toxin and wastage removal through excretory system particularly through urinary system is enhanced. It is also said to have effects on fertility and that it regulates menstruation. To avoid difficulties during child birth, make intake of Chawanprash a daily habit.

Chawanprash is beneficial in every season of the year. But in winters, it becomes extremely helpful as it will provide internal warmth and protect us from getting sick. So, for making yourself healthy and protecting from diseases, eat chawanprash.