Once you start taking Chyavanprash, how long should you continue it?
If you are accustomed to taking Chyavanprash over a period of many years, then there is no reason to fear continuing it. There is no harm in it. But if you are not sure about the quality of your Chyawanprash brand or you do not like the taste or wish to take it only for particular seasons of the year, here are a few tips to follow.
If you wish to limit intake of Chyawanprash for only a selected time period of the year, then the selection of such season depends on your overall body immunity and disease affinity.
1. If you are taking Chyavanprash to improve respiratory health, as in case of Asthma, bronchitis etc, then it makes sense to take Chyawanprash during winter and summer season, where our respiratory system needs some boosting.
2. If you are taking Chyawanprash to improve your overall immunity, then it makes sense to take Chyavanprash during rainy season and during summers. As per Ayurveda principles, during summers, the body immunity will naturally be low. During rainy season, we tend to catch infections pretty easily.
Taking chyawanprash only in limited selected seasons is also a wise choice because many of the companies use preservatives in Chyawanprash.
In the original formula, there is no mentioning of the use of any preservatives. Chyawanprash prepared as per the formula can hold its qualities for a period of 6 – 12 months. But to improve the shelf life of Chyawanprash, many companies do add preservatives. The information regarding preservatives is often not mentioned on the labels. If you have any query to make regarding the nature of preservative used, call the customer care number printed on the label of Chyawanprash.
Note: It does not implicate that the use of preservatives is harmful. But use of products with preservatives for years together, without medical supervision is not desirable.