Grandma’s medicine

When me and my brother were in school, every year during summer holidays, our parents used to take us to visit our favourite place-our Grandparent’s house. It was located in a beautiful village along the Godavari river delta with lush greenery and warm people.

On one such amazing trip, we witnessed a memorable incident. One day, we were playing crickets with our cousins in the fields. The ball was hit for a sixer far off into the bushes. My brother who was on the boundary line went to fetch the ball. A snake who was hit by the ball plunged its fangs in to my brother’s legs as he neared it. Hearing this news my mother fainted. There was gloom in the whole household. There has been an contagious effect on all of us in the family. My brother’s bad physical health affected all of our mental health.

My grandmother came to the rescue. She asked a person to fetch her some herbs and brought some powders from the kitchen. She mixed them in her granite hand grinder and applied them on my brother’s legs where the snake has bit him. Miraculously, after resting for a night, my brother woke up fully healed. That day I understood the efficacy of our ancient wisdom. And that ill health of one person in the family(especially children) can affect health of all of us.

People of India were part of many glorious and advanced civilizations since thousands of years. They developed unique systems and various process to sustain such civilizations. One among such advanced systems is medicine, especially Ayurveda. There is a wealth of medicinal knowledge in Ayurveda which we are rediscovering slowly. Some of such colloquial knowledge has been passed through generations through grandmothers.

But now a days, such knowledge is disappearing as both proximal and temporal distance between generations is increasing. Fortunately Dabur and others have been manufacturing Ayurvedic herbal tonics like Chyawanprash. Now Grandma’s medicine is being given to us in mass manufactured Chyawanprash jars.

Chyawanprash is manufactured using 49 Ayurvedic herbs that are indigenous to Kashmir mountains. It is mentioned in Charak Samhita, an ancient Ayurvedic book written by Charak(the father of medicine) in the 4th century B.C. It was described as the best and most effective of all herbal tonics available to mankind.


How Dabur Chyawanprash can help keep your Child healthy?

  • First of all it tastes amazing. It has an unique taste, a combination of sweet, sour and spicy flavours. Once children are introduced to it they would instantly love it.
  • It is very easy to use. You need just two spoons of Chyawanprash a day to improve immunity. Just dunk a spoon in to the jar once in the morning and another at night. It can be taken in several ways including directly or with water, milk, bread etc
  • It keeps our health costs lower as our regular visits to hospitals decrease
  • It is akin to an insurance policy against future infections
  • Due to the use of lots of amla, it got loads of Vitamin C, which is very important for growing children
  • There are numerous other health benefits from taking Chyawanprash daily. They include, better functioning of lungs, digestion, absorption of nutrients by the body, purification of blood from toxins, improves blood flow through heart and brain which leads to better memory and cognitive capacities.
  • Due to the presence of copious amounts of antioxidants which are known to slow down ageing process in body cells, it promotes youthfulness and longevity
  • Above all its a Shudh desi medicine as it is not made up of any animal products or artificial chemicals.

You can learn more about Chyawanprash through this link

Remember, 2 spoons a day, keep the doctor away!


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