By Dr John Douillard on January 6, 2016
Aaron was an eight-year-old boy whose mom brought him to see me because he was experiencing a series of chronic colds, one right after another. The countless cycles of antibiotics Aaron took only made him worse, and his chronic colds continued.
Aaron himself was frustrated and sick of being sick. He was run-down, exhausted, had dark circles under his eyes, and was thin and tired. It was clear that Aaron not only needed support to fight his colds and restore balance to his irritated mucous membranes, he also needed physical strengthening and rejuvenation to help his body recover from exhaustion and resist infection.
When Aaron came to see me, his mom told me that he was in the beginning stages of yet another cold. They were hoping I could do something to turn this cold around. I gave Aaron a jar of chyawanprash, an herbal jam made from over 40 Ayurvedic herbs that’s been used for over 3000 years to boost immunity (1) – and my favorite immunity booster for both adults and kids!
I offered to make Aaron a deal. I told him that, if he could finish this jar in one week, I would give him five dollars. That day Aaron was up for a deal. His eyes popped out of his head. Not only will I give you five dollars if you finish the jar, I told him, but you will not catch the cold that is knocking on your door. His mother smiled in approval of my unorthodox plan.
I told him, “It doesn’t look good, but it tastes great!” It has a consistency like peanut butter and a sweet taste.
We shook hands and off he went. About two weeks later, my secretary knocked on my door. There is a little kid out here that says you made a bet with him and you owe him five dollars. I walked outside to see Aaron with a smile on his face that stretched from ear to ear.
“So you finished your jar of goop,” I asked (goop is the kids’ name for chyawanprash).
“Yup! He answered.”
“Did you get a cold?”
“So, I guess I owe you five dollars?”
He was so proud of himself. I gave him the five dollars, his mother bought another jar of chyawanprash, and off they went, well on their way to breaking the pattern of cold after cold.
What is Chyawanprash?
Chyawanprash is an amazing formula that has been used for over 3000 years in Ayurveda to boost immunity. In one study, it was shown to increase the macrophage activity and their number, indicating enhancement of non-specific immune response and reduction of chances of infection. (1) Our organic chyawanprash contains fresh and sustainably harvested Amalaki, with a supporting cast of over 40 organic herbs.
NOTE: best for children over the age of 2.