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Chironji (Charoli or Almondette)

Chironji (Almondette) is native to Indian subcontinent and grows in North Western parts of the country in harsh climatic conditions and it is in grown largely in dry deciduous forests of central and western India, especially in the forests of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. The biological name of Chironji is BuchananiaLanzan that is almond flavoured and really tasty when eaten roasted or toasted. It is grown naturally in the forests, hence is a natural product that is chemical or pesticide free. It is natural to the Indian environment and is harvested during the summer season and is probably the only nut that is a body coolant and best to be had in scorching Indian summer. As per Ayurveda it is healthier alternative to almonds and cashews as it is rich in oil content. It is used in Indian sweet and savoury dishes and can be consumed as a snack nut as well. Most of the chironji is exported as it is rich in oil content, hence even being an Indian produce it is rarely available in India.

Benefits of Chironji

•  It is a natural coolant, hence reduces thirst during the summer.
•  It aids to improve digestion and regularises bowel movement as it has astringent properties that can bind stool thereby treating diarrhea.
•  It acts as a tonic and releases fatigue and helps one feel energized and has cardio tonic properties boasting the immune system.
•  It has anti-septic properties and can be applied on wounds for faster healing.
•  It has anti-microbial and anti-biofilm properties that cures mouth ulcers.
•  It prevents skin infections like acne and pimples and consumption helps get a healthy glowing skin.
•  It improves memory and brain capacity, hence can be used as brain tonic as well.
•  It has aphrodisiac properties that help increase libido and help overcomes problems like premature ejaculation and impotence.
•  Is rich in proteins and fibre, fats, vitamins and minerals and the kernels are low in calories which makes it nutritious to eat.
•  It prevents inflammation as the oil has anti-inflammatory properties and anti-oxidant and expectorant properties that clears congestion & treats respiratory illness.

Why Svaguna?

Our chironji comes from our natural food forest Vivavan situated in Amarwara, Chhindwara district of Madhya Pradesh or else is sourced from tribals in the same area. Tribals source their chironji from naturally grown trees in the forest. Purchasing our product will help in ensuring a better life for the tribals in the area.


•  Excess usage can cause constipation and frequent urinating during the nights.
•  An individual with weak stomach might have loss of appetite.

Best form to have:

•  As a snack either in raw form or roasted or toasted anytime during day as between meals (roasting and toasting enhances the flavour).
•  Powder can be used to thicken the curries and flavouring the same with sweet or savoury dishes as it gives some dishes a crunchy texture.