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Benefits of Chironji And Its Side Effects

Chironji nuts are among the” everything sweet” and “everything nutty” that is craved for the people in North India. It is used to make delicious mouth-watering and magical mood sweets for popular festivals in India like Diwali. Chironji, also known as charoli, is often used as a substitute for almonds and considered full of healthy nutrients as it contains a considerable amount of dietary fiber. When consumed, Chironji provides vitamin B2, vitamin B1, vitamin C and niacin. All parts of the Chironji plant from the fruits, seeds, leaves and roots are useful in making traditional medicines. It is used for healing cough, skin rashes, infertility, headache, respiratory disorders, mouth ulcers and constipation. In addition to being very popular for its delicacy, Chironji seeds are most commonly used as ingredients in the making of most Indian sweets and other savory items.

Benefits of Chironji And Its Side Effects

Table of Content

Chironji
Nutritional Value of Chironji
Health Benefits of Chironji
Treating Respiratory Illnesses
Regular Bowel Movements
Healthy Skin
Wound Healing
Cure Mouth Ulcers
Manage Diabetes
Treat Inflammation
Postnatal Care for Mothers
Enhance Sex
Cure Digestion Problems
Strengthen Your Heart
Chironji bark and gum medicinal uses
Uses of Chironji
Side-Effects & Allergies of Chironji
Origin And Cultivation of Chironji

Chironji

Chironji seeds are produced from a tree known as Buchanania lanzan which is cultivated across India, popularly in the northwest. The Buchanania lanzan plant is a deciduous tree that can grow up to a height of 15 meters and belongs to the same family as cashew nuts. A Chironji plant bears fruits and each Chironji fruit contains a single Chironji seed.The seeds can be eaten raw but are mostly roasted or fried to increase their flavor, while the fruits are known to be one of the most delicious fruits.Chironji which is also known as charoli has a unique taste which is slightly sweet, slightly acidic similar to the flavor of almonds.

Nutritional Value of Chironji

Chironji seeds manage to be a good protein and has fat source at 59 per 100 grams of Chironji seeds while containing a relatively low amount of calories. It has high fiber content and provides vitamins, for example, vitamin B1, B2 and C as well as niacin. High contents of phosphorus, iron and calcium are also found in these seeds. The charoli fruits which contain the seeds are made in such a way that half their weight is due to oil. This oil has been revealed to contain chemicals such as tannin, galactoside and flavonoids among others through phytochemical analysis. Thus it has been useful in areas such as the therapeutic and cosmetic industry.

Health Benefits of Chironji

Mentioned below are the best health benefits of Chironji
Health Benefits of Chironji

Treating Respiratory Illnesses

The Chironji plant is beneficial in treating respiratory problems. Firstly, the Chironji oil when added to hot water and inhaled in the form of steam, loosens the mucous and provides immediate relief from cold and cough. The Chironji seeds which contain antioxidants and anti-inflammatory activity help to relieve nasal and chest congestion.

Regular Bowel Movements

This plant is also known to have astringent properties that assist in binding stool and regulating the bowel movements. By doing this, charoli oil has been found to be very useful and effective in treating diarrhea as well as other complicated digestive problems.

Healthy Skin

Another thing about Chironji is that it contains skin and beauty benefits. The rich minerals and vitamins contained in Chironji seeds are very beneficial for the healthy of the skin. For a beautiful and glowing skin powdered charoli seeds are added to milk to make paste and used as face mask for 15 minutes daily. These seeds are also very useful when used as scrubs as they remove and exfoliate dirt and dead cells there by cleansing your skin as well as removing the facial hair. In addition, the seeds also help to prevent skin infections such as acne and pimples. It can also be used to treat skin infections by mixing it with rose water and applying to the affected areas. The charoli oil has highly contributed to the cosmetic industry in making natural cosmetic products that are skin friendly.

Wound Healing

Through various studies on the extract of Chironji seeds, it has been found that these contain anti-microbial and anti-biofilm properties. Therefore, Chironji is also known for wound healing properties.For a wound to heal the process should involve inflammation, fibroblast proliferation and tissue remodeling. Microbes form infections such as bio films which grow on wound surfaces and delay healing. The anti-microbial and anti-biofilm properties of charoli seeds counter this effect thereby increasing the rate of healing.

Cure Mouth Ulcers

The traditional medicine made using the Chironji plant has been used to treat mouth ulcers. Chironji is also believed to have a cooling effect on the body in addition to its treatment of the digestive problems which contributes to treatment of ulcers.

Manage Diabetes

Another health benefit of this plant is the treatment of diabetes. The extract from Chironji seed contains antioxidant properties which help reduce or protect from oxidative stress and as a result help in the treatment of diabetes.

Treat Inflammation

When the oil is extracted from the Chironji seed and applied externally to a swelling gland in the neck, it helps to reduce the swelling. Furthermore, the oil can be applied on the skin to treat skin infections as well as riding one off scars and blemishes. It has also been known to effectively contribute in the treatment of joint pain and rheumatic inflammation.

Postnatal Care for Mothers

Charoli plant has been used to make traditional medicine. These medicines were usually given to the mother after child birth. This is because the nutrients contained in the charoli extract are known to have properties that stimulate the immunity.

Enhance Sex

To enhance vitality and sexual virility, couples in the Indian community start their married life eating sweets and taking drinks made with charoli seeds. The Chironji seeds are popular for their aphrodisiac properties. These properties have made these seeds effective when treating the reproductive problems. Some of these problems include premature ejaculation, loss of libido and impotence.

Cure Digestion Problems

The extract from the roots of Chironji tend to have expectorant properties. These properties help in treating the digestive problems and blood infections which usually occur as a result of gall bladder or liver dysfunction.

Strengthen Your Heart

Another healthy benefit part of the charoli is its leaves. The juice extracted from these leaves has strong aphrodisiac, expectorant and purgative properties. The juice is also used to strengthen the heart as a cardio tonic. It’s a good natural tonic for relieving fatigue and the leaves can be powdered to treat the wounds as well.

Chironji bark and gum medicinal uses

The bark contains antioxidant properties which helps to treat various ailments. The gum can be used to treat digestive problems and chest pain. It reduces pain caused by rheumatism, when mixed with milk.

Uses of Chironji

Chironji is most commonly used as a cooking spice. Its nutty flavor and taste that is similar to almonds is considered a delicacy in India. The seeds of charoli have many culinary uses which include making sweets and savory dishes such as desserts, baking recipes and making other confectionary dishes. It’s a perfect substitute for almonds. Its wood can be used as firewood and leaves provide fodder for the cattle and sheep. The aphrodisiac properties of charoli are considered when making a special sweet Indian dish called Chironji Ki Barfi, traditionally given to newly married couples to provide vitality.

Side-Effects & Allergies of Chironji

After eating charoli seeds, an individual with a weak stomach or weak digestive system may have loss of appetite. However, the charoli oil boosts the functioning of the digestive system. Another side effect on consuming charoli kernels is constipation, which is also countered by charoli fruits that act as a remedy for constipation. Frequent urinating during the nights is one of the side effects caused to patients who consume it orally or apply it externally.

Origin And Cultivation of Chironji

After eating charoli seeds, an individual with a weak stomach or weak digestive system may have loss of appetite. However, the charoli oil boosts the functioning of the digestive system. Another side effect on consuming charoli kernels is constipation, which is also countered by charoli fruits that act as a remedy for constipation. Frequent urinating during the nights is one of the side effects caused to patients who consume it orally or apply it externally.

Popular Questions & Answers

Hello, I am having a skin problem. My skim is extremely sensitive and it has spots of acnes also. I tuk medicine from dermatologist. My skin was spotless till i was taking medicines, aftrwards it was same as before. I want a permanant solution for this. Could you please suggest me something on this?

Diploma in Diet and Nutrition, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Gurgaon
Home remedy- Apply mixture chironji seeds powder + masoor dal powder+ gulab jal on your face for 15 days and see if it helps. At savya Sachi Ayurvedam we have a pimple treatment combo. The total package cost for 2 months including consultation, medicines, facepack and face cream is 3000/-. Kindly let me know if you want to order the same.
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I have pimples and scars on my face. And small small dots on my face. So what should i do to remove them?

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Alternative Medicine Specialist, Delhi
Hello, pimples is the allergic disease which spreads one by one due to squeezing this. Pimples can be on your face, back, shoulder, biceps, sometimes it arises due to teen age. Sometimes infection in your blood. So note cause of problem why is your pimples arise then precautions is very helpful in the treatment. Don't take fast food, oily food, spicy food, junk food, just take light chapati along with moong daal, take anar juice, take papaya. Take some neem leaves in the morning empty stomach. Use neem soap use neem face pack take HIMALAYA NEEM CAPSULES. Don't use different products on your face.
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Please suggest. Is there any case in India whose diabetes is cured completely. If yes then approx how many cases there are. Is it really so difficult to find the cure of diabetes with such technologies.

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Endocrinologist, Delhi
Diabetes is disease of lifestyle. It can't be cured but only controlled. There are lakhs of people who controlled their diabetes without medicines. It can be kept under control for years. But it usually happens only in those who have mild diabetes.
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चिरौंजी के फायदे और नुकसान - Chironji Benefits and Side Effects in Hindi

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Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
चिरौंजी के फायदे और नुकसान - Chironji Benefits and Side Effects in Hindi

चिरौंजी (बुकानानिया लानजान) या  चिरौंजी वृक्ष  भारत  के  मूल  हैं  जो  देश  के  उत्तर  पश्चिमी  हिस्सों  में  बड़ी  मात्रा  में  उगते  हैं। चिरौंजी को भारत का सदाबहार औषधीय पौधे माना जाता है। अक्सर बादाम के बदले में प्रयोग किया जाता है, चिरौंजी के बीज पोषक तत्वों से भरे हुए, आयुर्वेदिक चिकित्सा में एक महत्वपूर्ण तत्व हैं। चिरौंजी में बादाम की तुलना में मामूली अम्लीय स्वाद होता है। यह खपत के लिए एक हल्की लौ में भुना जाता है। 
चिरौंजी बीज कैलोरी में कम हैं और प्रोटीन, फाइबर आहार और वसा का अच्छा स्रोत हैं। चिरौंजी आपको विटामिन सी, विटामिन बी 1, विटामिन बी 2 और नियासिन जैसी विटामिन प्रदान करती है। कैल्शियम, फास्फोरस और लोहे जैसे खनिजों को भी इन बीजों में उच्च मात्रा में पाए जाता है।
चिरौंजी  के लाभ:
चिरौंजी  के  विभिन्न  आयुर्वेदिक  स्वास्थ्य  लाभ  हैं:
1. दस्त और अन्य पाचन समस्याओं के लिए:
यह दस्त बाँधने में मदद करता है और आपके आंत्र आंदोलनों को नियमित बना देता है। इस पौधे के कुछ हिस्सों में मौजूद कत्थई गुणों को इसका श्रेय दिया जा सकता है।
2. श्वसन समस्याओं के लिए: चिरौंजी तेल के कुछ बूंदों के साथ मिश्रित पानी की भाप की श्वास के कारण ठंड से तत्काल राहत प्रदान की जा सकती है, क्योंकि यह बलगम को ढीला करने में मदद करता है। चिरौंजी बीज के बलगम निकालने वाले गुण नाक की भीड़ और छाती की भीड़ से राहत में भी मदद करते हैं।
3. प्रजनन प्रणाली के लिए: चिरौंजी तेल प्रजनन प्रणाली से संबंधित समस्याओं का इलाज करने के लिए एक प्रभावी उपाय है। इसके बीज में कामोद्दीपक गुण होते हैं और इसलिए यौन और प्रजनन संबंधी समस्याओं जैसे कि शीघ्रपतन, नपुंसकता और कामेच्छा की हानि के इलाज में उपयोग किए जाते हैं।
4. ठंडा प्रभाव प्रदान करें: चिरौंजी के बीज आपके शरीर को ठंडा करने में मदद करते हैं और इसलिए शरीर में जलन उत्तेजना को कम करने के लिए एक उपाय के रूप में इस्तेमाल किए जा सकते हैं। चिरौंजी के बीज से प्राप्त तेल में त्वचा के साथ जुड़े दोषों, चकत्ते दर्द, खुजली, कांटेदार गर्मी और अन्य समस्याओं से राहत में मदद मिल सकती है। 
5. सूजन और संक्रमण के लिए: चिरौंजी बीज से निकाला जाने वाला तेल, जब बाह्य रूप से लागू होता है, तो गर्दन में ग्रंथियों की सूजन कम करने में मदद मिलती है। यह तेल त्वचा के संक्रमण के उपचार के लिए एक उपाय के रूप में भी इस्तेमाल किया जाता है और त्वचा पे निशान और धब्बे से मुक्त करता है। चिरौंजी बीज के तेल संधिवाली सूजन और जोड़ों के दर्द के मामले में भी प्रभावी पाया जाता है।
6. एंटी अल्सर गुण: परंपरागत रूप से इसका इस्तेमाल मुंह के अल्सर के उपचार में किया जाता है। माना जाता है कि शरीर पर ठंडा प्रभाव पड़ता है और अल्सर से बचाता है। 
7. प्रतिरक्षा में सुधार: चिरौंजी के बीज में प्रतिरक्षा को प्रोत्साहित करने की क्षमता है।
8. खून की शुद्धता: यह उचित रक्त परिसंचरण में मदद करता है। तनाव और मानसिक चिंताएं कोर्टिसोल, जिसे तनाव हार्मोन भी कहा जाता है, के स्राव को उत्तेजित करके रक्तप्रवाह में विषाक्त पदार्थों के निर्माण में योगदान करती हैं। चिरौंजी  का  मन और शरीर पर सकारात्मक प्रभाव पड़ता है और उचित रक्त परिसंचरण बढ़ाता है।
9. त्वचा के लिए: चिरौंजी के बीज त्वचा के लिए बेहद फायदेमंद पाए जाते हैं। वे विटामिन और खनिजों में समृद्ध हैं जो आपकी त्वचा के स्वास्थ्य के लिए अच्छे हैं। दूध के साथ मिश्रित चिरौंजी बीज के पाउडर से बना पेस्ट एक अद्भुत फेस पैक है।

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Sex power Enhancer, Nocturnal Emissions (Swapandosh), Loss of Libido, Premature Ejaculation

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bundi
Sex power Enhancer, Nocturnal Emissions (Swapandosh), Loss of Libido, Premature Ejaculation
It is mentioned in bhaishjaya ratnawali - an esteemed ayurveda reference book that:

Seedless dried dates and long pepper are boiled in milk. Upon residual milk product its fried in clarified butter. Dried grapes, white and black musli, cloves, jaiphal, javitri, tejpatra, bala herb, kesar, calcined bang, iron and mica and pistachios, almonds, chironji, walnut, gambhari flowers are mixed in directed proportionsproportions and procedures.

This is specially used in winter.

Uses:
It increases sex power and checks nocturnal emissions. Equally beneficial for gents and ladies because of weakness in shukra dhatu (semen) and rajodosh (m. C. Related problems) respectively. It's also used for healthy persons.

Note:
Please get prepared from authentic source or get from us. We have only premium quality made of best quality ingredients.
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Make your skin glowing and fairer

PHD
Doctor, Delhi
Make your skin glowing and fairer

Make the powder of
Rubia Cordifolia(majeeth)+Turmeric(haldi)+Charoli (Chironji)+dry orange shell (santarey ka chilka) 50gm each
Take one spoon of mixture add 6 spoons of honey along with two spoons of lime juice,fresh 2 spoons of milk cream and 6 spoons of rose water(you can add or subtract according to the desired viscosity). Apply this paste on face,neck n hands thrice a week. Wait for an hour and wash it with warm water.
This will make your face,neck and hand skin remarkably fair and glowing.
It help to remove dark patches from the repective parts.
Do regularly till you obtain your desire results.
Be blessed.
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Table of Content

Chironji
Nutritional Value of Chironji
Health Benefits of Chironji
Treating Respiratory Illnesses
Regular Bowel Movements
Healthy Skin
Wound Healing
Cure Mouth Ulcers
Manage Diabetes
Treat Inflammation
Postnatal Care for Mothers
Enhance Sex
Cure Digestion Problems
Strengthen Your Heart
Chironji bark and gum medicinal uses
Uses of Chironji
Side-Effects & Allergies of Chironji
Origin And Cultivation of Chironji