Ayurmed Info

Kottakkal Chyavanaprasam Uses, Dose, ingredients, Side Effects

Chyavanaprasam is used for the treatment of many diseases by improving the body defense mechanism to fight against external stimuli, cough and asthma etc. It is a proprietary Ayurvedic medicine, manufactured by Arya Vaidya Sala, Kottakkal.
Chyavanaprasam is a well-known rasayanam. Rasayanam means the means to purify and develop the seven constituent tissues of the body.

This got its name from the aged emaciated sage Chyavana, who gained youth and vitality by taking this in prescribed manner. Chyavanaprasam or Chyawanaprash is considered as the rasayana number 1 in Ayurvedic medicine.

It is consumed everyday by millions of people in India- children, youngsters since thousands of years.

According to Charaka Samhita, the reference book for Ayurveda, Chyavanaprash is especially good for alleviating cough and asthma. It is reputed for improving metabolism and immune system.

Its main function is to improve digestion and respiration which are the sources of metabolism.

It is mainly composed by the richest in vitamin C fruit- Amalaki (Embelica officinale).


Uses of Chyavanaprasam:
Eases constipation.
Strengthens the immune system.
Improves memorization and concentration.
Calms the nervous system.
Slow down the effects of aging process.
Enhances fertility and keeps menstruation regular.
Purifies the blood, eliminates toxins and is beneficial to liver.
Improves complexion and fights against bacterial skin infection.
Acts as an antidepressant and tranquilizer for persons suffering from depression.
Promotes absorption of calcium, leading to stronger bones and teeth.
Improves muscle tone by enhancing protein synthesis.
Deeply recommended for the children and old persons.

Its regular consumption will protect you from the diseases of the respiratory system and will reinforce your organism in its globality by balancing the 3 doshas.


Ingredients of Chyvanaprasam:
Dashamula- each 89 gm
Bala (Sida cordifolia)- 89 gm
Musta (Cyperus rotendus)- 89 mg
Jeevaka (Microstylis wallichi)- 89 mg
Rishabaka (Microstylis mucifera)- 89 mg
Utpala (Nymphaea alba)- 89 mg
Pippali (Piper longum)- 89 mg
Sringi (Pistacia integerrima)- 89 mg
Meda (Polygonatum verticillatum)- 89 mg
Tamalaki (Phylanthus niruri)- 89 mg
Truti (Elettaria cardamomum)- 89 mg
Jeevanti (Leptadenia reticulata)- 89 mg
Jongaka/Aguru (Aquilaria agallocha)- 89mg
Draksha (Vitis vinifera)- 89 mg
Pushkara (Inula racemosa)- 89 mg
Chandana (Santalum album)- 89 mg
Shati (Curcuma aromatica)- 89 mg
Punarnava (Boerhaavia diffusa)- 89 mg
Kakoli (Fritelleria oxipetala)- 89 mg
Kshirakakoli (lillium polyphyllum)- 89 mg
Kakanasa (Trichosanthes tricuspidata)- 89 mg
Amrita (Tinospora cordifolia)- 89 mg
Abhaya (Terminalia chebula)- 89 mg
Vidari (Pueraria tuberosa)- 89 mg
Vrishamula (Justicia beddomei)- 89 mg
Dhatriphala (Embelica officinale)- 3.048 gm
Taila (Sesame Oil)- 0.762 ml
Ghrita (Ghee)- 0.762 ml
Matsyandika (Sugarcane juice concentrate)- 4.444 gm
Tukakshiri (Bambusa bambus)- 356 mg
Pippali (Piper longum)- 178 mg
Chaturjata (Cinnamomum zeylanicum, Elettaria cardamomum, Cinnamomum tamala, Mesua ferrea)- each 22 mg
Madhu (Honey)- 1.143 ml.

Direction for use

Direction for use of Chyavanaprasam:
Adults- 10-15 gm, twice daily followed with hot milk.
Children- 5-10 gm, followed with hot milk.

Absolutely safe up to 5gm/kg body weight, so take as much as you like.
In case of normal use by an adult, one jar of 500 gm will last around 1 month.

Dose can be increased according to Rasayana procedure, upto 50 gm depending on health and other factors.

In that case, proper pathya is essential, including all regulations stipulated for ‘kupipraveshika’. If a limited dose is taken general pathya is adequate. Results will show in due course.

Side Effect

Seek your doctor’s advice if you are diabetic. In diabetic patients, only if the blood sugar is under good control, then this medicine can be given. 

Reference, manufacturer, shelf life

Astanga Hridayam.

Arya Vaidya Sala, Kottakkal.

Shelf life:
3 years from the date of manufacture.

Please consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
This article is written by Dr. Janardhana V Hebbar BAMS, MD (Ayu), PGDPSM, Managing Director, Easy Ayurveda Hospital.
It is reviewed by Dr. Raviganesh Mogra BAMS, MD (Ayu), Chief Medical Officer, Easy Ayurveda Hospital

36 thoughts on “Kottakkal Chyavanaprasam Uses, Dose, ingredients, Side Effects”

  1. Hello sir, im Anoop
    I’m so skinny.. can you suggest me some medicine for that.. Is chavanaprasham good.. is there rules for consuming it..?

  2. sir, My cousin is a Doctor, he referred Kottakal Chyawanprash for immunity, wherein I am 43 years age and weighing 46 kgs. Also I am interested to gain weight of around 50-52 kgs. Will this Chyawanprash help for immunity and also weight gain please let me know. thanks,

  3. Resp.sir will u pl highlight as to what stipulated guidelines for kutipraveshika has to be followed exactly and for what duration ? Can we assume our home itself as kuti ?

  4. Sir,Nowadays lot of companies are using preservatives like Sodium Benzoate and Pottasium Serboate in Chyavanaprasam which is not good for health.
    Sir,Please kindly reply:
    is Kotakkal Aryavaidyasala Chyavanaprasam is free of preservatives and chemicals?

  5. Hi doctor, I am staying in bangBanga. Who is the best ayurvedic doctor here. I want to use Chyawanprash . I have fungal infection on my leg. Will it be helpful

  6. I recently checked the statistics on the quantity of the Amala fruit-crop production in India. It appears that the crop COULD NOT MEET THE DEMAND: Let me remind you that the fruit is also used in Hair Oils and other Hair-care products, Pickles, Jams (Muraambaa), Mukhawas, Candies and various medicines, etc. Additionally, many Indian households dry it; make powder and use it for various purposes. I suspect that this short-supply is true of many other medicinal herbs as well.

  7. I read the ingredients of kotakkal chavyanprash. but I am surprised that the main ingridient of chavyanprash, i.e. amla (Indian gooseberry) is missing in the list.

  8. Can’t see any preservatives in the list,thats a good thing.But how then it has a shelf life of 3years. And can’t see any FSSAI mark. So how can we be sure that this product doesn’t have any harmful effects..


Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Easy Ayurveda Video Classes

Buy Online Video Courses

Buy Easy Ayurveda Books