HerbsForever is proud to carry on the tradition of our founders since 1932. We are a team of herbalists, biochemists, pharmacists and microbiologists to bring you safe and high quality traditional Ayurvedic products.
Factors to consider
Wild crafted herbs from their natural habitat without the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides or preservatives.
Our naturally grown wild crafted herbs come from their natural habitat. Aborigin also plays its role in the efficacy of the herb. The properties of herb may differ from region to region. Herbsforever makes every effort to collect the herbs from their aborigins . Natural habitat plays a key role in the potency of herbs, which is why we use wild crafted herbs, as opposed cultivated ones. Every herb is collected from its natural habitat as Naturally grown herbs are assumed to be more potent.
Proper harvest time for higher potency is another key factor .
We highly advocate the harvesting of herbs at the most appropriate time of ripening. No immature plants , no over riped plants are selected. Herbs at their youth possess the maximum potency and we try our best to procure the herbs at that particular time period. There are guidelines for collection of different herbs at different times and there is a particular span of time for collecting herbs.
Using purified water: Water used also stands out as a major role player . Water is processed under DM plant, RO plant then converted into steam. That steam water is used in the processing of herbs to avoid any chance of heavy metal contamination.
Products as per Ayurvedic Standards : Herbs are powdered in their original form without extracting any oil or any of the active phyto-ingredient . Herb like turmeric,neem seeds babchi , yellow shatavari (from Nepal)has oil inside. We grind with the oil instead of extracting the oil because oil has also unique properties. This makes processing lengthy and involve lot of labour. But potency and full spectrum of the herb paysoff its price to user.
Further, the powdered herb undergoes wet triturition process – called BHAVANA in Ayurveda, which means the powdered herb is mixed with the fresh juice of the same herb so that powder made from these quality herbs are potent, effective and result oriented.
The trituration accentuates hidden medicinal properties of the herb and to ensure that the herb, as soon as administered, is absorbed quickly at the cell level. Subtlety should be the quality by virtue of which a product can penetrate into the smallest capillary and channels of the biological system.
Some herbs cannot undergo this bhavna process - such as Vidarikandkand, Shatavari yellow,Lajwant (Mimosa pudic)] because they have mucilagenous properties and only the defined parts are used. In such cases, we like to combine different varieties of same herb to obtain maximum potency. Also each variety has some additional benefits to offer . For example , Tulsi has many varieties like Krishna or shyama Tulsi , Rama Tulsi, Vana Tulsi best way to use all varities of tulsi. This way it helps to provide maximum benefits of the same herb and also accounts for the full spectrum of the the plant family.
In certain herbs almost all parts of the plants are usable likewise in neem all the parts namely;stem, leaves, seeds & bark are known to be of utmost importance . In this case main part of the herb is powdered and rest of the parts are boiled in water to extract all the beneficial properties of those parts and this extracted liquid is used in the shape of bhavna . It is added to the main herb powder to get full spectrum of the herb. Why this is done? According to Ayurveda certain plants own acting and counteracting properties simultaneously. Some plants may have side effects, but also in other parts healing benefits to counteract. So various parts of the plant are used to balance the outcome & obtain full spectrum.
Certains herbs have different varieties . We at Herbsforever expanded our outlook and went further to know difference of the varieties. And the price that we pay for the difference certainly carries value in terms of escalated phytochemicals and antioxidant properties
Note: Color, Taste, Aroma of the product may change from batch to batch.
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PRIMARY BENEFITS AS PER AYURVEDA
- Amla is a natural source of vitamin C.
- Amla is rich in antioxidants and protects us from harmful free radicals which contribute to healthy body.
- Amla is one of the supportive herb in our product heart health, cholesterol health, optica gluco health, cardio-B
OTHER BENEFITS AS PER AYURVEDA
- Amla also helps boost protein metabolism so if you exercise and workout regularly you will benefit greatly from regular Amla intake.
- As Amla fruit supports healthy metabolism, so it helps in the lean body diet plan.
- Amla helps strengthen the liver and detoxification.
- Helps to fight with daily life stress.
- Amla has been identified to have potent Antioxidant, immunomodulatory properties that help to fight daily life stress.
- It is widely used in traditional hair and skin care formulations.
As per Ayurveda
Family Name: Euphorbiaceae
Botanical Name: Emblica Officinalis
English Name: Indian Gooseberry
Hindi Name: Amla
Sanskrit Name: Amalaki
Part Used: Fruit Pulp / Fruit Rind.
Best source is from forest amla
Other Names: Phyllanthus Emblica, Amalaki, Amalaki, Indian Gooseberry, Emblica Officinalis.
Properties: It is sour (Amla) in taste (Rasa) but sweet (Madhur) after digestion (Vipaka), Madhur (Sweet), Amla (Sour), Katu (Pungent), Kashaya (Astringent) except Lavana (Salt) in characteristics, Cold (Sita) in potency (Virya).
Action (Karma): It helps to balance all the Tridosha [Three humors - Vata (Air), Pitta (Fire) and Kapha (Water)]. It has Rejuvenating (Rasayana), anti-aging, Chakshusha (works as an eye tonic) properties.
Aside from Vitamin C, Amla’s mineral and vitamin contents include calcium, Phosphorous, Iron, Carotene, Carbohydrates, Thiamine, and Riboflavin. Its strong antioxidant properties are due to its small molecular weight tannoid complexes.
Fruit in the natural form: Vitamin C, Linoleic Acid, Indoleacetic Acid and Ayxubsm trigalo glucose
As per Ayurveda:
The Amla tree is a middle sized deciduous tree found wild throughout tropical India. The tree is extensively cultivated in many parts of India for its fruit. The Amla fruit is round in shape and light greenish yellow in color. Its primary taste is sour and astringent. Secondary tastes are sweet, bitter and pungent.Amla fruit may help in expelling Vatta (air) from the body, urinary support, and may act as a tonic and a coolant.
If you drink water after eating Amla it feels very cold and sweet. While all parts of the tree are used in ayurvedic preparation but it is the fruit which has the main value.
The Indian Gooseberry has been given a very important place in Ayurveda. In ancient India it was believed as Amrit (heavenly nectar) that contained all rasas (taste). There by it could impart immortality. In that sense- Amalaki stands next to Amrit. Since it has five rasas (tastes). In Ayurveda the Amalaki fruit by itself is considered a Samhita specifically mentioned that it is a Great Rasayana (rejuvenator) that keeps people healthy and age well.
Benefits of Amla
Excellent Source of Vitamin C: Amalaki is the most concentrated form of vitamin C found in plant Kingdom and when the whole fruit is used rather than an active ingredient the Vitamin C is easily assimilated by the human body. The Vitamin C in the Amalaki fruit is bonded with tannins that protect it from being destroyed by heat or light. Amla fruit has 20 times more vitamin C than an orange. It acts as a natural support health and supports healthy immune system.
Antioxidant: Amla is rich in antioxidants and protects us from harmful free radicals
Enhances food absorption: Regular use of Amla can strengthen digestion, absorption, and assimilation of food. People taking amla daily enjoy the taste of food better. It enhances all thirteen digestive fires (Agni) but it works more slowly and gently than ginger or other digestion enhancing herbs. So it can be taken by people with lot of Pitta (fire) (Agni) dosha without fear. In addition it improves assimilation of iron for healthy food.
- Amla improves Digestion. It is ideal for calming mild to moderate pitta (Fire) related digestive problems.
- Heart Tonic: It is known as hardiya which means it nurtures the heart, blood and circulation it supports cardiovascular health.
- Nourishes the Brain and Psychological Functioning. It is nurturing for the brain. It helps supports the intellect and psychological functioning. It also supports the healthy nervous system and strengthens the senses.
- Strengthens the Lungs: It helps to pacify the Kapha (Water) Dosha (Vitiation). It is a wonderful tonic for strengthening and nourishing the lungs and the entire respiratory system.
- Supports reproductive health.
- Urinary System: Amla is supportive to the urinary system.
- As Amla strengthens the digestion, helps the liver detoxify and is rich in vitamin C and other minerals, improves complexion. Amla moisturizes the skin, cleanses the tissues support the immunity and helps to enhance the glow and luster of the skin.
- Acts as a Body Coolant: It is very good for all doshas (Vitiations) Vatta (Air), Pitta (Fire) and Kapha (Water). It is a good Rasayana (rejuvenator) for people with Vatta (Air) and Pitta (Fire) body types.
- Increase Vitality: As amla has five tastes and support all the doshas Vata (Air), Pitta (Fire) and Kapha (Water), and many body functions and cleanses the blood and the micro channels of the body , It increase energy.
- Eyes health: Amla also called “Chakshusha” which means it supports the health of eyes by enhancing both Ranjaka Pitta and Alochaka Pitta.
- Ranjaka Pitta: The subdosha (Sub Vitiation) of Pitta (Fire) that governs liver function and blood plasma.
- Alochaka Pitta: The subdosha (Sub Vitiation) of Pitta (Fire) that governs the eyes and visions. The tridoshic nature of it also makes it a good tonic for the eyes.
- Improves Muscle Tone: Amla enhances protein synthesis thus it is good at strengthening muscles and building lean muscle mass.
- Acts as an Antioxidant: It helps to support immunity.
High quality powder of wild crafted herb from its natural habitat. Free from gluten, soya, dairy, binder, preservatives or artificial colors.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
Take 5 gms (half to one teaspoon) 2times a day Amla Powder with water preferably empty stomach. If you are mixing with other herbs, use Amla Proportionately or consult your healthcare provider.
Our main preparations of Amla used as a main component are: "Chywanprasha", Amalaki Powder, "Triphala Churna" and "Triphala Capsules".
Amla for Hair
- You can make hair mask using Amla Powder, olive oil and yoghurt. 2 tsp of Amla Powder should be mixed with 1 tsp olive oil and yoghurt each. To create a thin paste which you can apply on your hair. Leave it for one hour later wash off the hair with a gentle shampoo.
- Use Amla Hair Oil for proper nutrition to your hair. Apply it in night and wash it off in morning with a shampoo. Do not use conditioner.
- Use Amla Powder with adequate amount of water preferably in an iron vessel. Leave overnight and gently apply in between hair locks and scalp and massage gently in the morning with this extract leave it for 30 minutes, rinse the hairs properly with water.
- Mix Amla Powder with lime juice and apply it all over your head. This will help to maintain your hair health and give them a lustrous shine.
- For internal nourishment of hair and skin include Amla in your diet.
Food to favour: Fresh fruits [papaya, blueberries, apple, peach, plum, grapes, apricot], vegetables [carrots, peas, broccoli, sweet potato, pumpkin], whole wheat pasta, nuts, brown rice, sesame seeds, flax seed oil and prunes are recommended.
Food to Avoid: Excessive sugary products, white bread, potato chips, pan cakes, cheese, meat, ice cream, junk food, non-vegetarian food, excessive oily food, food rich in salt taste should avoid.
- Take fibrous diet or fruits regularly.
- Take lukewarm water.
- Take proper sleep at night.
- Avoid excessive sugary products.
- Avoid dried food or snacks.
- Avoid suppression of natural urges.
- Avoid stress, anger or fear.
- Nutritional diet
- Morning walk
- Lukewarm water
- Amla powder
- Restful sleep
Pregnant/Lactating women, children or any with Known pre-existing condition should take under the advice of health care provider. Keep away from the reach of children.
- Raw herb powder, Sun shadow dried with greenhouse technology.
- Powder contains all the properties of the herbs we do not do any extraction any ingredients from the raw herb nor any oil.
- Herbs are washed in cold water to keep the full potency/ retain properties of herbs which might get lost some in water flow.
- Wild Crafted
- 2X-Optimum Potency-Full Spectrum
- Unflavored, Top quality-control standards in the industry.
- Used historically by natural healers and many herbalists
- Non Synthetic
- Natural solution
- Cruelty free
- Checked for Heavy metal standards
- Sustainable sourcing and fairly traded herbs
- 100% Pure.
- Direct from the manufacturer
- Authentic, A-Grade Quality, Sourced from its natural habitat.
- Committed for the highest quality Ayurvedic products
- Non-GMO, Gluten-Free.
- No filler, No binder, No preservatives
- Climate control environment storage
- Quality and quantity as per the Ayurvedic classical references.
Many plants and herbs have oils and volatile oils in their own natural form which is the integral part of the plant and also beneficial for efficacy and potency, so some of the powders may be sticky or oily due to oil content present in them because we at herbsforever do not extract any oil from the plant or do any extraction. Also we at herbsforever do not add any additive or drying agent.
Color, Taste, Aroma of the product may change from batch to batch.
Reference Classical or Govt. Approved Books:
- Indian Medicinal Plants -A compendium of 500 species Part 3 by Orient Longman Publications., 1997; 256-263.
- Patel SS, Goyal RK. Emblica officinalis Geart: A Comprehensive Review on Phytochemistry, Pharmacology and Ethnomedicinal Uses. Res J Med Plant., 2012; 6: 6- 16.
- Iqbal Ahmad, Zafar Mehmood, Faiz Mohammad. Screening of some Indian medicinal plants Journal of Ethnopharmacology. 1998, 2(2), 183-193.
Other Uncommon Names Of This Herb: Amalaki (Sanskrit), Amla (Hindi), (German) Emblica, Indian Gooseberry (English), Mirabolano Emblico (Italian), Amara (Japanese), Phyllanthus Emblic (French), Nellikai (Malaysian), Makham Pom (Thai).
This herb has been approved by department of Ayush/ Government of India after the proper screening of
scientific evidences as well as classical reference by the GOVT REGULATORY BOARD COMMITTEE.
GMP and USDA Certified Organic Manufacturing Facility: Laboratory tested for quality purity and heavy metal standards.
**These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any Disease.