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10 Amazing Health Benefits of Chironji Seeds

Chironji is a beautiful nutty seed that is scientifically known as Buchanania lanzan. It is a native plant to India and is also widely cultivated in many other countries.

Since the tree belongs to the Almondette tree and Anacardiaceae family, it is also used as a substitute for almonds. It is widely known for its therapeutic uses in Ayurveda and Naturopathy.

Health benefiting properties of Chironji Seeds:

Chironji plant also contains a bulk of essential oils and bioactive constituents like flavonoids, galactosides, 8-cineole, camphene, myrcene, triglycerides, sabinene, Y-terpinene and tannins.

Chironji consists of many vitamins including vitamin B1, B2 and C as well as niacin. It also contains minerals like iron, calcium and phosphorus.

Every part of the Chironji plant has immense therapeutic properties and is extensively used for formulating several traditional medicines. (NetMeds)

Health Benefits & Uses of Chironji Seeds:

  • Aids in Digestion

Chironji seeds’ power is used in Ayurveda and many other traditional medicines to treat digestive disorders. It is said to reduce gas, bloating, flatulence and abdominal tension. It is also very commonly used to treat constipation.

These seeds contain properties that act as antacids that can be used in a similar way to fight acidity, acid reflux and an imbalance in stomach acid. It is also very beneficial in treating ulcer and malnutrition.

  • Boosts Immunity

Just look at how many health benefitting properties Chironji seeds have. They have antioxidants, antibacterial, antiviral, antimicrobial, antifungal and other properties.

These can be very beneficial in making a person’s immune system very strong.

Completing the recommended dosage of Chironji seeds can prove to be very beneficial for people who’re easily prone to get cold and cough.

The seeds prevent your body from getting cold and flu seasonally and even save you from a list of infections.

  • Boosts Cardiovascular Health

The seeds’ juice is said to have heart health benefitting properties that can improve heart muscles, blood circulation and prevent cholesterol levels. 

Chironji powder is commonly used in Ayurveda to reduce heart blocks, lipid accumulation, heart attacks, strokes, anomalies and other disorders.

The seeds are also said to be as powerful as any other modern medicine that is used to treat various heart diseases.

  • Anti-inflammatory

Chironji seeds, leaves and powder are said to have very powerful anti-inflammatory properties that fight various inflammatory diseases, especially digestive tract’s inflammatory diseases.

Its seeds, leaves and powder are used to treat ulcers like ulcerative colitis, peptic ulcer, canker sores or mouth ulcers.

As ulcers are often caused due to inflammation, they can be easily treated with Chironji seeds. Many other inflammatory disorders can be put to an end.

  • Purifies Blood

Impure blood has become another common thing because we eat too much junk food every day.

Packed foods including wafers, chips and fried foods contain lots of toxins that can make our blood full of toxins and very impure.

Chironji seeds and their powder contain detoxifying properties that can purify your blood and remove toxins from your blood cells too.

The powder can also help reduce the amounts of toxins in your arteries and veins so the purified blood can flow easily.

  • Improves Skin Conditions

Since Chiornji has antioxidants, antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial properties, it can be used to treat and improve skin conditions.

It protects your skin from sun damage and acts as a sun shield that protects skin cancer.

The anti-inflammatory properties help in reducing acne breakouts, cysts, pimples, zits, whiteheads, blackheads, dandruff, clogged pores, redness, swelling of the skin and other skin problems. It can also exfoliate your skin and make it less wrinkly and dry.

  • Treats Pain

Joint back, back pain, leg pain and pain of all kinds have become every household’s problems now.

Arthritis and osteoarthritis have always been a threat among the old age generation. In order to keep your bones strong, you should consume Chironji seeds or their powder.

A part of the plant (Latex) is often mixed with milk or simply the power is served to treat burning sensation or stabbing pain caused by inflammation in the joints.

  • Reduces High Blood Sugar Levels

You may wonder how this plant has got everything you need, but wait till you read this: It is even blessed with the anti-diabetic property.

Chironji seeds can be used to treat any case of diabetes very easily because the seeds can treat it from the root cause.

Consuming the powder of these seeds can activate the pancreatic cells that produce insulin.

If insulin is produced regularly, your body will not absorb a lot of glucose in the blood at once. It can hence be used to maintain sugar levels in the blood.

  • Boosts Brain Function

Chironji has adaptogenic properties that can boost your brain’s function and improve cognition as well.

The seeds help break down the brain chemicals that are very important for your brain cells to store information and messages.

It can be consumed by everyone to boost focus, concentration, calmness, a composed mindset, a boost in mood and energy levels, improved memory, reasoning, problem-solving and other cognitive functions.

  • Improves Fertility and Libido

Low libido and fertility levels have become very common among men and women who are identified in the working class. Stress can indeed destroy how a person performs in bed.

Chironji seeds are said to be a traditional treatment for low fertility and libido as they contain anti-inflammatory and aphrodisiac properties.

It is often served to men to improve their testosterone levels and fight infertility. The seeds and their powder is very beneficial in boosting sexual hormones in men and women.

Side-Effects of Eating Chironji Seeds:

Chironji seeds have been given to people as medicinal remedies for various diseases and health problems because the remedy is said to be the safest when consumed as advised by a health practitioner or an Ayurveda Doctor.

Overconsumption of Chironji seeds may have some side effects too.

  • Excessive consumption may reduce appetite and cause digestive issues.

  • In some cases, people may have to empty their bladder very frequently.

  • Overconsumption may also cause constipation or gas in some adults.

  • Although it is a remedy for constipation, long term usage is not suggested. 


Chironji seeds seem to have originated in India and hence Ayurveda makes such good use of these seeds.

Make use of this gem under your doctor’s supervision or take it as recommended.

Hope you liked the list of amazing health benefits and uses of chironji seeds.🙏

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