There is some limited research suggesting that Chyawanprash may have cognitive benefits. Chyawanprash is believed to contain several herbs that are known for their cognitive-enhancing properties, such as Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) and Shankhapushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis). However, the evidence on this topic is not extensive, and more research is needed to determine the cognitive effects of Chyawanprash.
One study published in the Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine in 2016 examined the cognitive effects of Chyawanprash on healthy elderly participants. The study found that Chyawanprash supplementation for 12 weeks improved cognitive performance on several measures, including attention, memory, and executive function .
Another study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food in 2015 found that Chyawanprash supplementation improved the memory and learning abilities of mice . However, it's worth noting that animal studies don't always translate to humans, and more research is needed to confirm these findings.
Overall, while there is some preliminary evidence suggesting that Chyawanprash may have cognitive benefits, more research is needed to establish a clear link. If you're interested in taking Chyawanprash for cognitive enhancement, it's important to talk to your doctor first, especially if you're taking any medications or have any underlying health conditions.
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