Journal of
Medicinal Plants Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Med. Plants Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0875
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMPR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 3584

Review

Medicinal plants used in preparation of polyherbal ayurvedic formulation Chyawanprash

Vijay D. Wagh1*, Snehal V. Patil1, Sanjay J. Surana1 and Kalpana V Wagh2
1Department of Pharmaceutics, R.C. Patel Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Near Karwand Naka, Shirpur-425405, Maharashtra, India. 2Department of Botany, H.R. Patel College of Science, Main Building, Shirpur-425405, Maharashtra, India.
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  •  Accepted: 23 January 2012
  •  Published: 10 October 2013

Abstract

Chyawanprash has been used traditionally in Ayurvedic supplements to help strengthen your digestive system and promote food absorption, corrects hyperacidity, dyspepsia and flatulence, peptic ulcers and gastritis, boost memory power, promote cardio fitness by supporting your heart and helps in slow down the rate of normal aging and promote longevity. It also cleanse your blood and aid in the elimination of toxins, rejuvenate and promote a healthy-looking complexion, support healthy bones and teeth through calcium absorption, help tone your muscles through protein synthesis, provide relief from occasional menstrual discomfort and boost your immune system to improve vigor, vitality, wisdom, and glow. But nowadays many pharmaceutical and herbal companies deviate from the original formula given in ayurveda. This review highlights on the details of different Indian medicinal plants used in the preparation of chyawanprash and their composition and formula, followed in ancient ayurveda.

                   

Key words: Chyawanprash, polyherbal formulation, medicinal plants in chawanprash, herbal supplements.

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