At first, children may really dislike the thick odd-smelling Chyawanprash. But believe me, they will love the herbal paste-like taste after a few days. This jam-like immunity-booster is every mom’s favourite when it comes to their children’s health.
Every mother tries to protect her children from various infections and diseases and make them strong. Studies have proved that regular consumption of Chyawanprash can significantly improve immunity, physical fitness, strength, stamina, energy levels, and quality of life in school-going children. This 5000-year-old herbal tonic protects your children against common day to day infections and allergies like cough and cold.
Made up of nutrient-rich herbs and minerals
This ancient Indian tonic is made up of several nutrient-rich herbs and minerals. Rich in antioxidants, Chyawanprash is usually made by processing about 50 medicinal herbs and their extracts including Amla (Indian gooseberry), which is the key ingredient. It also consists of honey, clove, cardamom, and cinnamon for flavour.
Why Chyawanprash for children?
While children grow up, it is common among them to suffer from breathing-related issues, cough, cold and fever. They are all interrelated and occur because of a lack of immunity in children. It is interesting to note that lack of immunity gives rise to different health issues, particularly respiratory problems, which further weakens the immunity system in children. It’s like a cycle that must be handled at the earliest.
Chyawanprash boosts the immune system in children and controls various health disorders like cough, cold, fever and breathing problems, which keep recurring in kids. Chyawanprash consists of Amla, which is rich in vitamin C, known for its role in preventing various disorders related to lack of immunity in children.
Most children, especially the vegetarians, suffer from iron deficiency. Iron-rich foods should be given with foods rich in vitamin C for better absorption of iron. Here, Chyawanprash plays a great role as it is rich in vitamin C. Amla, the main ingredient in Chyawanprash, is rich in Vitamin C. This antioxidant boosts immunity. Studies have shown that vitamin C has a positive effect on bolstering immunity.
Chyawanprash has all the ingredients to rejuvenate tissues. Its antioxidants like vitamin C are quite effective in the treatment of degenerative diseases. Chyawanprash also helps the body to produce haemoglobin and white blood cells. Amla detoxifies the body and cleanses the blood, liver, spleen and the lungs, promoting a healthy body.
According to Ayurveda, a weak digestive system is the root cause of various health problems in children. When a child has stomach upset or other digestion related disorders, it can be because of a weak digestive system. And a weak digestive system is mostly due to weakened immunity. Chyawanprash, being a Rasayana, has all the rich ingredients to make weak digestive systems in children stronger. Chyawanprash improves digestion and metabolism.
For children, especially school-going children, memory is an important part of building a solid foundation for learning, both in the classroom and beyond. Having a great memory can help children learn faster and do better in school. Chyawanprash plays an important role in nourishing the brain cells and improving memory. Consequently, it enhances learning ability in children.
Children with strong bones have a better chance of avoiding bone weakness later in life. As a parent, you should ensure that your child develops strong bones. Chyawanprash helps in absorption of calcium and protein, thereby strengthening bones and teeth, and improving muscle tone. It also enhances growth in children and helps to gain weight.
How much Chyawanprash should be given?
Parents should give their kids one teaspoon of Chyawanprash daily with milk in the morning before breakfast. You can even give it with a glass of water instead of milk in case your child is lactose intolerant. Chyawanprash must be taken either with milk or water as this helps to neutralise the hot potency of the herbal ingredients present in it.
There are quite a number of brands of Chyawanprash available in the market. Some brands make kids special Chyawanprash as well. Always consult your Ayurvedic doctor for a better understanding of the product, its dose, and its frequency.