Herbal Preparation - Confections (Avaleha)

Herbal Preparation and Use - Confections (Avaleha)

This is the solid mass obtained from boiling a decoction. Sugar or liquid is added in 4 times the quantity, while jaggery is only double the quantity of the mass. This makes a confection. They are best taken with boiled milk, cane juice, or decoction. Chyavanprash  is perhaps the most well known confection. Being sweet in nature, children like to eat the confection. Often avalehas are used as tonics and rejuvenatives. Different confections help different disorders.