In Ayurveda there are an array of herbs that are the staple of the healing approach. Personally I’ve found it’s hard to incorporate the intake of these herbs daily, especially if you live a fast tracked life or have limited access to these Herbs all the time.
To make a concoction that you can take on a daily basis or you can take with you in one form is most helpful.
Cooking them together not only helps with assimilation and digestion it also strengthens their potency and somewhat marries them together.
Below is a non classic recipe for a formula called Chyawanprash, the consistency is much alike jam and tastes fantastic.
Mantra for Herb Preparation –
OM AIM HRIM KLIM CHAMUNDAYAI VICCHE
(Pronounced -Om Aim Hreem Kling Chamoondayee Cichay)
- 1L of Amla or Indian Gooseberry Juice and/or 1 cup of Blueberries or Amla berries
- 1 cup Jaggery or Gurr
- 1 cup Coconut (Pitta) or sesame seed (Vata) depending on doshic make up. Omit this part if your Kaphic or have a high degree of Ama or toxins.
- 5 to 6 tbsp .Ghee or Clarified Butter
- 1 tsp of Brahmi
- Thumb of Fresh Ginger
- 6-8 Green Cardamom or Elaichi
- 1 tbsp Pippali or Long Pepper
- 1 inch stick Cinnamon
- 5-6 strands Saffron
- 1 tsp of Turmeric
- Lightly boil Amla juice till it has become thicker in consistency. You can also use fresh Amla Berries or Organic blueberries.
- Add grated Ginger and cook for another 5 minutes
- In a pan add some ghee or clarified butter. And add amla puree to the ghee. Keep sauteing for good ten minutes or until you see it leaves out the oil.
- Add Jaggery or Gur to the amla puree.
- Add Coconut or sesame seed oil
- Take green cardamom, fennel seeds, whole black pepper, few strands of saffron and cinnamon in a dry grinder and make a powder .
- Add ground spiced to the pan and mix well. Continue to cook for another 5 minutes till everything is well combined.
- Add Brahmi or other herbs you have been prescribed
- Let cool. Store in refrigerator and take with warm milk each morning.