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, it helps in the lean body diet plan.
- Amla helps strengthen the liver and detoxifies.
- 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.
Ayurvedic Herbal Formulation
The micronized powder of the herb is potentiated with decoction (bhavna) of the same herb
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- Vata imbalance and Vata related diseases like bloating.
- Abdominal Pain
As per Ayurveda
The Amla tree is a medium 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, 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). Thereby 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 and supports a 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 a 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 support 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, supports 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.
Aside from Vitamin C, Amla’s mineral and vitamin contents include calcium, Phosphorus, 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
Common & Uncommon Names
- Family Name: Euphorbiaceae
- Botanical Name: Emblica Officinalis
- English Name: Indian Gooseberry
- Hindi Name: Amla
Other Uncommon Names of This Herb
Amalaki (Sanskrit), Amla (Hindi), (German) Emblica, Indian Gooseberry (English), Mirabolano Emblico (Italian), Amara (Japanese), Phyllanthus Emblica (French), Nellikai (Malaysian), Makham Pom (Thai).
- Rasa (Taste): Sour
- Virya (Potency): Cold
- Vipaka (Post Digestive Effect): Sweet
Best source is from forest amla.
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.
Amla for Hair
- You can make a 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 and wash off the hair with a gentle shampoo.
- Use Amla Hair Oil for proper nutrition to your hair. Apply it at night and wash it off in the morning with a shampoo. Do not use conditioners.
- Use Amla Powder with an 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.
- Pregnant/Lactating women, children or any with Known pre-existing condition should take under the advice of a healthcare provider. Keep away from the reach of children.
Nutritional diet, Morning walk, Lukewarm water, Amla powder, Restful sleep.
Foods to Favor
- Fresh fruits [papaya, blueberries, apple, peach, plum, grapes, apricot]
- Vegetables [carrots, peas, broccoli, sweet potato, pumpkin]
- Whole wheat pasta
- Brown rice
- Sesame seeds,
- Flaxseed oil
Foods to Avoid
- Excessive sugary products
- White bread
- Potato chips
- Ice cream
- Junk food
- Non-vegetarian food
- Excessive oily food
- Food rich in salt taste
- Take a 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.
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Reference Classical or Govt. Approved Books
This herb has been approved by the Department of Ayush/ Government of India after the proper screening of scientific evidence as well as classical reference by the GOVT REGULATORY BOARD COMMITTEE.
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