Best Chyawanprash Brands in India - Mishry

Best Chyawanprash Brands in India : For Health And Immunity

We chose Baidyanath Chyawanprash as our Top Pick. It is devoid of any artificial preservatives and is comparatively tastier.

Ghee, milk, chyawanprash, and lots of love. From mums to grand mums, they always ensured we had enough of these for strength from inside out! If this wasn’t enough, we had our favorite actors and sports players endorsing these products, specifically Chyawanprash. 

Prepared as per the ancient Ayurvedic texts, Chyawanprash is a cooked mix of ghee, sugar, honey, Indian gooseberry (amla), sesame oil, and vast and varied herbs and spices. From better digestion to boosting immunity, Chyawanprash is renowned for the multiple health benefits it offers. 

While we cannot corroborate the efficacy of the product, finding the Chyawanprash with the best taste and the cleanest ingredient list is where we intend to guide you. We reviewed six of the best Chyawanprash brands in India and Baidyanath stood out. Here’s why.

Chyawanprash Brands in India – Everything You Need To Know

Here is all you need to know about the best Chyawanprash brands in India. 

1. Available Variants

From special immunity building variants to sugar-free jars of Chyawanprash, there are tons of options offered today. There are also special formulations for young ones. 

2. Available Sizes

Chyawanprash is offered in small 250-gram jars and go upto 2 kgs.

3. Price Range

The price range for 100 grams of Chyawanprash falls anywhere between Rs 25-40/-.

4. Shelf Life

Chyawanprash has a shelf life of 2-3 years.

5. Packaging

Most brands offer this Ayurvedic blend in PET jars. Certain brands also pack Chyawanprash in glass jars. We checked all the brands for their packaging.

Chyawanprash Brands – Our Review Factors

Our review process was a simple one. After we inspected, read and researched the details of ingredients, price and packaging of each contender we conducted a simple taste test. The taste test helped us choose the brand with the better taste and texture. 

The prime parameters for our review are –  

1. Ingredients

Chyawanprash has been consumed by most Indians for strength, vitality and stamina. So what goes in making this Ayurvedic mixture holds an important place. 

The chief parameter for this review are ingredients. Just because a pack says it’s ‘immunity boosting’ or good for health doesn’t necessarily mean it actually is. There is a lot that we miss out if labels aren’t read properly. 

Sugar, honey, ghee, Indian gooseberry jam (Amla), sesame oil, herbs, and spices are the ingredients recommended in Ayurveda texts. Do commercial brands use good quality ingredients or do they skimp out? What is the percentage of these ingredients? Are there any preservatives used? Anything undesirable?

Related Reading: Benefits of Amla

2. Taste

When it comes to chyawanprash, taste isn’t as vital as ingredients. Although it helps us decide if it’s pleasant enough for us to continue using it.

Owing to the addition of amla, Chyawanprash is characterized by a sour taste. The sugar and honey add some sweetness too. Did all commercial brands taste edible? If yes, were they more on the sweeter side or sour? Or was the taste something completely different?

Spices and herbs are typically intensely aromatic. Chyawanprash is known to be prepared with sandalwood, cinnamon, and cardamom. Could we sense a flavor of these? 

3. Aroma

Did the aroma feel natural or artificial? Which is the dominant aroma? 

4. Color and Consistency

This Ayurvedic mix has a very deep, dark color. Chyawanprash has a fudgy, gooey consistency. Of the six brands we tried, what was our experience?

5. Nutritional Information

1 teaspoon (12-15 grams) should have anywhere between 40-60 Kcal. 

Chyawanprash is primarily only carbohydrates. 

Related Reading- Mishry Recommended Immunity Boosters

Chyawanprash Brands in India – Detailed Review

chyawanprash brands we reviewed
The brands of chyawanprash we reviewed.

A detailed explanation of why our Top Pick is titled as the best chyawanprash brands in India, is discussed in this section. 

Here is a table comparing the brands we reviewed for their price, shelf life, quantity and more.

Chyawanprash Brands

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Patanjali
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Dabur
Hamdard

1. Baidyanath Nagpur Chyawanprash Special – Mishry Top Pick

Baidyanath Chyawanprash is a mix of 55 herbs and spices. It has the highest amla content (2 grams of amla per 5 grams) which is said to be the best source of Vitamin C. Moreover, it has no preservatives.

Baidyanath’s Chyawanprash has a balance of sweet and sour flavor with an aftertaste of spices. The presence of amla showcases itself through the mild sourness. The sweetness levels are balanced as well.

The consistency is very jam-like.

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Baidyanath Chyawanprash in the jar.
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Closer look at the Baidyanath Chyawanprash.

Features

  • A 1 kg jar is priced at Rs 349/-.
  • This is packed in a PET jar. There’s a twist lid. 
  • It has a shelf life of 3 years. 
  • Main Ingredients- Water Extract From Bel Chhal, Arnimol, Sonapatha Chal, Patla Chal, Gambhar Chal, Mudgaparni, Mashparni, Shalparni, Prishniparini, Peepal, Gokhuru, Choti Kateri, Badi Kateri, Kaakdashringi, Bhumiamla, Munakka, Jivanti, Pushkarmul Agar, Giloy, Bari Harre, Khareti Panchang, Riddhi, Briddhi, Jiwak, Rishbhak, Kachur, Nagarmotha, Punarnavah, Meda, Mahameda (Satavri), Elaichi, Kamalphool, Safed Chandan, Bidarikand, Adusa, Kakoli (Ashwagandha), Kshirkakoli (Ashwagandha), Kakanasha (0.0167 g Each), Amla (2 g), Girth (0.233 g), Shakkar (2.667 g), Prakashep Drabya Kesar (0.004 g), Peepal (0.033 g), Dalchini, Choti Elaichi, Tejpatta, Nagkeshar (0.001 g Each), Lavang (0.0083 g), Banslochan (0.0267 g), Suktibhasm (0.026 g), Abhrak Bhasm (0.0333 g), Shring Bhasm (0.0333 g), Makaradhwaj (0.0083 g), Chandi Vark (0.021 g). 

Likes

  • We liked the clean ingredient list. This chyawanprash has no preservatives.
  • This chyawanprash has the highest amla content per serve.
  • The jam-like consistency is desirable. 
  • Thumbs up for the mild sourness coming from amla.
  • Sweetness levels are the lowest in this one.

Best Suited For

Chyawanprash is meant for regular consumption, so a clean ingredient list and a desirable taste is a must. Baidyanath’s Chyawanprash has both.

2. Saffola Immuniveda Chyawanprash

Saffola’s consistency is not too thick and is a bit flowy. It’s mildly grainy and not completely smooth.

When we tasted this, we couldn’t distinguish any flavor of herbs or spices. This was just sugary sweet. The mild sour flavor of amla or any other ingredient did not showcase itself. The ingredient list mentions the use of sodium benzoate, which is a permitted preservative. 

overhead look of saffola immuniveda chyawanprash
Saffola Immuniveda Chyawanprash

Features

  • A 500-gram jar is priced at Rs 199/-.
  • This is packed in a PET jar with a lid. 
  • It has a shelf life of 2 years. 
  • Dosage – Adults: Approx 12 grams (1 tsp) twice daily; Children (3-12 years) Approx 6 grams (½ tsp) twice daily
  • Main Ingredients- Patala, Agnimantha, Gambhari,Bilva, Shyonaka, Gokshura, Shalparni, Prishniparini, Brahati, Kantkari, Peepali, Karkatshringi, Draksha, Guduchi-giloy, Haritaki, Bala, Tamalaki, Vasa, Jivanti, Shoti, Musta, Mutogparni, Moshparni, Vidarikanda, Punarnava, Utpala, Sukshmalia, Agaru, Shveta Chandan, Riddhi Vriddhi, Meda, Jivaka, Rishbhak, Kakoli (each 0.0396g), Amalaki (9g) Sharkara (sugar 5.95g), Goghrita& Til tela (Each 0.138 g), Madhu (0.47g)
  • Powder of – Peppali (0.079g), Tugakshiri(0.158g), Tvak, Sukshmaila, Tejpatra (each 0.01g), Nagkesar (0.01g), and Permitted preservative – sodium benzoate

Dislikes

  • The consistency is not jam-like.
  • Contains a preservative.
  • It’s just sweet. We could not taste any other ingredients.

3. Patanjali Chyawanprash

Patanjali’s Chyawanprash is the driest, thickest of all. It’s not smooth and we could see grains and strands. The taste of cloves is the most dominant and all the other herbs and spices linger in the background. It’s quite sweet and doesn’t have any sour elements at all. 

overhead look of patanjali chyawanprash
Patanjali Chyawanprash in its jar.

Features

  • A 500-gram jar is priced at Rs 145
  • In a vase-shaped PET jar. This has attractive graphics of the ingredients used. 
  • It has a shelf life of 3 years. 
  • Main Ingredients- Sugar 6730 mg, Amla Pishti 1650 mg, Griht (Liquid) 273 mg, Aqueous Extract Derived From Dasmool (Shalparni, Prishniparni, Choti Kateri, Badi Kateri, Gokhru, Bel, Ami, Sona Patha, Gambhiri, Padhal Root 450 mg), Adusa 90 mg, Khareti 45 mg, Mudgaparni 45 mg, Peepali Choti 55 mg, Mash Parni 45 mg, Karkatshringi 45 mg, Bhoomi Amla 45 mg, Jeevanti 45mg, Harad 45mg, Giloy 45mg, Riddhi 45mg, Jeevak 45 mg, Kachoor 45mg, Nagarmotha 45mg, Punarnava 45 mg, Meda 45 mg, Neelotpal 45 mg, Vidarikand 45 mg, Kakoli 45 mg, Kakhnasa 45 mg, Ashwagandha 45mg, Mulethi 30mg, Draksha25 mg, Saunth 25 mg, Shatavari 15 mg, Chavya 15 mg, Chitrakmool 15 mg, Varahikand 15 mg, Peepalamool 10mg, Prakshep Dravya Powder; Abrakh Bhasma 2.15 mg, Godanti Bhasma 184 mg, Vanshlochan 182 mg, Peepali Chotti 45 mg, Lavang 25 mg, Dalchini 20mg, Laghu Ela 20mg, Tejpata 20 mg, Nagkesar 20mg, Kali Mirch 10 mg, Kesar 2 mg
  • Dosage 1 to 2 tsp with warm milk in the morning and evening or as directed.
  • Caution – Not to be consumed by diabetic patients

Likes

  • No preservatives.
  • We liked the flavor of cloves. 

Dislikes

  • The chyawanprash is sweet. No sourness.
  • Dry, thick consistency.

4. Zandu Sona Chandi Chyawanprash

We could see a lot of silver varq in Zandu’s Sona Chandi Chyawanprash, plus there’s a thin layer of varq on top as well. This isn’t too thick but is closer to the jam-like consistency we were looking for. While we could taste the spices, the sweetness masked their flavor completely. The hint of sourness is too mild to cut down on the sweetness.

closer look at zandu chyawanprash
Closer look at the Zandu Sona Chandi Chyawanprash.

Features

  • A 450-gram jar is priced at Rs 180/-.
  • The PET jar has a vibrant golden appearance.  
  • It has a shelf life of 2 years. 
  • Main Ingredients- Arni, Bel, Gambhar, Bala, Jivanti, Mashaparni, Mudgaparni, Patala, Prishniparni, Punarnava, Salparni, Shati, Shyonak – 0.16 g Each, Brihati, Gokhru, Choti Kateri – 0.04 g Each, Bhuiamla, Ulat-Kanta, Chakrangi, Koyi, Bambusa, Saffron -0.01 g Each, Giloy 0.08 g, Arjun Chal, Haritaki, Motha, Mulethi, Adusa – 0.4 g Each, Brahmi, Ashwagandha, Shatavari, Varahi Kand, Shankhpushpi – 0.8 g Each, Jyotishmati/Malkangani 0.35g,Amla 24g,Madhu 0.95g, Sugar 66 g, Vidarikand 0.18 g, Cinnamon -Dalchini 0.2 g, Kali Elaichi, Dalchini Tamala – 0.5 g Each, Nagkesar 0.12 g, Abhrak Bhasma, Muktasukti Bhasma, Swarna Makshika Bhasma, Yashada Bhasma – 0.01g Each, Laung 0.021 g, Chandi Warq 10.5 mg, Sona Warq 0.0533 mg, Peepali 0.55 g, Badam Tel 0.0375 g, Methyl Paraben 0.1 g, Propyl Paraben 0.03 g, Sodium Benzoate 0.25 g and Water. 
  • Dosage: Adult – 1 tsp twice a day; Child – ½ tsp twice a day
  • Directions – Best when followed by milk

Likes

  • The varq is added generously.

Dislikes

  • The sweetness is overpowering and masks any other flavor of spices.
  • Contains a preservative.

5. Dabur Chyawanprash

Dabur did not win for various reasons. Firstly, it contains a preservative. Secondly the taste of this chyawanprash is more bitter than it is sweet or sour. The bitterness lingers in your mouth after the bite. 

The consistency is thick and the texture is mildly grainy.

overhead look of dabur chyawanprash
Dabur Chyawanprash has a bitter aftertaste.

Features

  • A 950-gram jar is priced at Rs 349
  • The contents are packed in a wide-mouthed jar. 
  • It has a shelf life of 3 years. 
  • Main Ingredients- Patala, Agnimantha, Gambhari, Bilwa, Shyonaka, Gokshura, Shalaparni, Prishniparni, Brihati, Kantakari, Peepali, Karkatshringi, Draksha, Guduchi, Haritaki, Bala, Tamalaki Vasa, Jevanti, Shati, Musta, Pushkara, Kakanasika, Mudgaparini, Mashaparini, Vedari, Punarnavah, Uttpala, Sukshm Maila, Agaru, Shveta Chandan, Riddhi, Vriddhi, Meda, Mahameda, Jivaka, Rishbhak, Kakoli, Kshir Kakoli (Each 0.396 g), Amlaki (90 g), Grihata, Tila Tel (Each 1.38 g), Shakkara 59.5 g, Madhu 4.76g And Powder Of The Following – Peepali .79g, Vamsha 1.58 g, Tvak, Suskhamaila, Tvakpatra, Nagkesara, Abhrakbhasma Each 0.19 g, Mukta Pishti 0.06 g, Akarakarabha 0.126 g, Lavanga 0.128 g, Kumkum 0.075 g, Sodium Benzoate Preservative. 
  • Dosage: Adults – 1 tsp (appr 12g) twice a day; Child (3 to 12 yrs old) – ½ tsp twice a day
  • Directions – Best followed by milk

Dislikes

  • More bitter than it is sweet or sour
  • Bitter aftertaste
  • Contains a preservative.

Related Reading- Dabur Immunity Kit

6. Hamdard Chyawanprash Awaleha

Hamdard’s Chyawanprash has a smooth and thick consistency. It has a mix of sour and bitter flavor and isn’t sweet at all. This chyawanprash contains sodium benzoite which is a permitted preservative.

overhead look of hamdard chyawanprash awaleha
Hamdard Chyawanprash in the jar.

Features

  • A 1 kg jar is priced at Rs 199/-.
  • This is packed in a PET jar. 
  • It has a shelf life of 3 years. 
  • Main Ingredients- Chalpatta 0.048 g, Chalarmi 0.048 g, Chalgambhai 0.048 g, Chalbel 0.048 g, Chal Shiyokan 0.048 g, Gokhru 0.048 g, Shalparni 0.048 g, Prashtparni 0.048 g, Choti Kateli 0.048 g, Badikateli 0.048 g, Peepal 0.048 g, Kakra Singhi 0.048 g, Munakka 0.048 g, Giloy 0.048 g, Harrah 0.048 g, Kharenti 0.048 g, Bhumi Avla 0.048 g, Arusa 0.048 g, Jivanti 0.048 g, Kachur 0.048 g, Nagarmotha 0.048 g, Pushkar Mool 0.048 g, Koathodi 0.048 g, Moongparni 0.048 g, Mashparni 0.048 g, Vedarikand 0.048 g, Santhi 0.048 g, Kamalgatta 0.048 g, Choti Elaichi 0.04 g, Agar 0.048 g, Chandan 0.048 g, Riddhi 0.048 g, Vriddhi 0.048 g, Meda 0.048 g, Mahameda 0.048 g, Jivak 0.048 g, Rishbhak 0.048 g, Kakoli 0.048 g, Shirkakoli 0.048 g, Avla 2.880 g, Ghrat 0.336 g, Shakkar 4.800 g, Peepal 0.096 g, Vanslochan 0.192 g, Dalchini 0.012 g, Elaichi 0.012 g, Nagkesar 0.012 g, Tejpatta 0.012 g, Shahad 0.576 g, Preservative Sodium Benzoate. 
  • Dosage for adults – 10 gms twice; For children 5 gms in the morning and evening 

Likes

  • Smooth, thick consistency. 

Dislikes

  • Contains a preservative. 
  • The sour and bitter flavor take the centre stage. This chyawanprash is not sweet.

Our Top Picks & Recommendations

Why did we pick Baidyanath Chyawanprash as our Top Pick?

We chose Baidyanath’s Chyawanprash as our Top Pick because it has a clean ingredient list. The fact that this has no preservatives is a big plus. Additionally the amla content is the highest amongst the brands we reviewed, which is known to be one of the best sources of Vitamin C. This further helps strengthen our immune system. 

Another contributing factor is taste. The balance of sweet and sour flavor with a distinguishable spice made this contender one of the more palatable, tastier chyawanprash’s in our review.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some interesting FAQs on the best chyawanprash brands in India.

1. Will eating Chyawanprash be more effective when eating with warm milk or warm water?

Chyawanprash can be consumed as it is, or with warm milk. Milk is said to help increase the overall rejuvenating qualities of chyawanprash. If milk doesn’t suit you, eat it as it is or with warm water.

2. Which is the best brand of Chyawanprash?

As per our review, Baidyanath Chyawanprash is the best brand. It has a clean ingredient list and tastes good as well.

3. Is Chyawanprash a gluten-free food item?

The ingredient lists of the chyawanprash brands we reviewed do not list any gluten-based products. 

4. Is Chyawanprash sugar free?

Traditionally, no. But there are sugar free versions of chyawanprash available in the market. 

5. Can Chyawanprash be consumed in the morning on an empty stomach?

Yes. Chyawanprash can be consumed in the morning on an empty stomach. It can also be consumed 2-3 hours after dinner.

Final Verdict

After scanning the ingredient lists and conducting a taste test, we chose Baidyanath Chyawanprash as our Top Pick. It has no preservatives and has a high amla content. 

Are you a regular consumer of chyawanprash? What is your opinion about this review. Let us know in the comment section.

If you do agree with our review, please give it a thumbs up! And, tell us which one is your favorite from this list. If you don’t, please tell us why!

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