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Thursday, 21 November 2013

An Immune India

Indiblogger has again come up with a blogging contest this time it is titled -----An Immune India ---and is in collaboration with Dabur Chyawanprash -.

First of all I must thank Indiblogger for conducting these contests because they not only provide us bloggers with opportunities to write, but more importantly when people in hundreds  write for the same topic  we  come to know about  many factors  which were hitherto unknown to us .enlightening us about that product .

So I must thank Indiblogger and the many sponsors for holding such contests ---in today's case its DABUR that I am thanking

Thankyou Dabur ,Thankyou Indiblogger...

The topic this time is IMMUNE INDIA and deals with the benefits of increased immunity in children against certain ""diseases which weaken a child and hence make a whole nation weak""Our body has to face attacks by different kinds of virus , dust ,weather changes etc daily and these cause many diseases which can be and are being fought by the ingredients of Chyawanprash an ancient ayurved health tonic . Dabur Chyawanprash has an edge over other brands because ---

  • Dabur is the first branded Chyawanprash in the country
  • It is the highest selling Chyawanprash with more than 60% market share
  • It is scientifically proven to provide 3 times more immunity that helps fight virus, flu and infections
  • Dabur Chyawanprash has been consistently voted as the power brand of the country and is a trusted remedy for cough and cold for a majority of Indian household.
  • It has been endorsed by celebrities like Sreeram lagoo, Amitabh Bachchan, Vivek oberoi, Virender Sehwag and now MS Dhoni
  • Has a sugar free variant for calorie conscious people
  • It is also available in 2 new exciting flavours Orange and Mango
  • It contains natural Ayurvedic ingredients, which are being consumed safely for ages.

I have grown up watching people, specially the old, use chyawan prash as a tonic  .My grandfather used to have chyawanprash with milk every morning, in fact till late in life I used to think that it is actually a tonic for senior citizens only and used to think that I will definitely include it in my diet once I reach that age :) in fact those were the days when people (the generation of my parents ) in their desire to  become modern and more westernized had started going in for tonics etc and had stopped believing in ayurved ---which practice thankfully has started to change now and the age old tried and tested methods of healthy living are again gaining recognition and authenticity. Thankfully indeed  

I have always loved the smell and taste of Chyawanprash and my daughters too used to love their spoonfuls in the morning before leaving for school ---but that time the mixed fruit ,mango and orange flavours were not available so initially I had to bribe them with sweets if they took their chyawanprash  but after a few months chyawanprash became the bribe for getting a lot of things done .and I had to tell them that 2 tsp spoonfulls per day was  the  recommended   dose .

Chyawanprash as we all know has anti-oxidant properties which strengthens our  body's immune system thereby protecting us from day to day infections. It comprises of Amla ( that wonder fruit ) together with some other  herbs which  strengthen the body's natural defence mechanism by increasing the NK cells ( Natural Killer Cells). In an in-vitro study conducted on Dabur Chyawanprash, it was found to have increased the NK sells levels up to 3 folds .

Now of course a very  good news is that we get sugar free chyawanprash which can  be taken by diabetics too and I am happy that I will not have to forego my daily dose of Chyawanprash as and when I get diabetes which I hope I do because after all  it is a lifestyle disease and happens to the rich and affluent and I surely wouldn't want to be left behind in that race would I ?

By the way while still at the topic of "" The  Immune and Immunity""" I have  news to share ---studies have shown that we Indians are fast developing Immunity against diseases like rape .bride burning ,scams ,corrupt politicians and corruption of all kinds in all fields .

You don't believe this ? then here are some facts 

1.we see rape being committed on the roadside and walk away turning our faces or drive away increasing our speed ( its another matter that we come out with  placards shouting slogans and holding candle marches after  the rapists have successfully accomplished their job.)

2. The moment a bride is burnt we start contemplating getting our daughters married to the new widower --another groom in the market and we form a queue in front of his house with the biodata of our unmarried daughters and  the dowry amount  increased .

3.Scams ---the less said the better 

4. corruption --well that is the way of life. You don't want to be looked down upon by your neighbours in the race of affluence .

5. corruption of all kinds in all fields ---what do you think are all these sex scandals and anti national activities ---corruption is not only financial to be corrupt means to be doing something wrong. 

And aren't we immune to all these ??

May be the fact that for a certain period in the  history of our society we had begun to disown our heritage and our ancient methods  of living ( as cited by me in a paragraph above which says that I used to believe that chyawanprash was only for the aged) and may be this gave rise to unhealthy attitudes in life .

Well, then lets hope that the consumption of Chyawanprash by our children will give them a healthy body which will host a healthy mind and help them to differentiate between the good and the bad and our country will become not only healthy physically but morally and mentally too ---a nation which will boast of a people with a healthy outlook towards life and who will bring laurels to the motherland and to themselves .

Jai Hind ----Vande Matram

this is my entry for the "An Immune India" contest on indiblogger and the link is


  1. Rajni best of luck for the contest!

  2. Unique post Rajni!, taking a holistic view of the word "immunity" while mentioning our immunity for social evils. Wish Dabur had something to reduce such type of immunity in us. Your post stands out. Best of luck!

    Cute pictures, nicely weaved into a well researched information, Deepak. Your post stands out. All the best.

    Would appreciate your candid comments on my post at

  3. Thankyou so much Saket for those beautiful words

  4. Well written post along with social evils we see everyday..all the best for the contest!

  5. A broader concept of immunity is the need of the hour. Nice post and well-thought out. All the best.

    Please share your thoughts on my entry as well Towards an Immune India

  6. very well written ,Rajni.Best of luck.

    1. thankyou so much Namita ji

      sorry I checked this post a bit late hence this delay in thanking you
      thanks once again
      warm regards'rajni