Botanical name– Embelica officinalis
English Name – Indian Gooseberry
Hindi Name – Amla
Common Name(s): Amla
Useful parts of Amalaki: Fruit
Amalaki is known for its rasayan effects all around the globe now. It increases immunity and has antiaging properties, Amalaki is the most popular ancient herb from Ayurveda for health and vitality as well. Main ingredient of Chayawanprash is amalaki which is another way of increasing immunity and replenish health.
Energetics of Amalaki
According to Ayurveda Energetics
- Rasa/taste: Kashaya (Astringent), Madhura (Sweet), Katu (Pungent), Tikta (Bitter), Amla (Sour)
- Guna/Pharmacological Action: guru (heavy), Ruksha (Dry)
- Virya/Action: Shita (Cooling)
- Vipaka/transformed state after digestion: Madhura (Sweet)
- Effect on tridosha: Tridosha shamak
Major Chemical Constituents
The fruit contains two hydrolysable tannins Emblicanin A and B, which have antioxidant properties; one on hydrolysis gives ellagic acid, gallic acid, and glucose, whereas the other gives ellagic acid and glucose.
- Shvasahara: Cure difficult breathing or Asthma
- Tridoshaghna: Reduces Vata-Pitta-Kapha. Mainly vata and Pitta gets reduced but due to cool potency, Kapha increases a little bit.
- Triptighna: Thirst-quenching
- Vajikarak: Aphrodisiac
- Vayasthapana: Prevent the effects of age, Maintains youth
- Virechak: Laxative
- Vrishya: Increases sexual potency
- Anuloma: Corrects the flow of Vata
- Chakshushya: Good for eyes
- Hridaya: Heart tonic
- Jivaniya: Life-giving
- Jwara-hara: Relives fever
- Kaphahara: Relives cough
- Keshya: Useful in Hair
- Kusthaghna: Treats skin diseases
- Medhya: Useful in mind
- Prajaasthapana: Useful in infertility
- Raktapittahara: Cures bleeding diseases
- Raktashodhana: Purifies the blood
- Raktavardhaka: increases haemoglobin
- Rasayana: Rejuvenative
- Shukrala: Increase semen
It is used to strengthen the hair follicles and reduces the inflammation of scalp skin. It boosts immunity of skin and helps to prevent acne and pimples. It reduces the symptoms like itching, burning sensation, dryness of skin. It contains Vitamin C and calcium. It works as anti-oxidant, which act as skin rejuvenator. For skin it is generally combined with Neem and Manjistha.
It is very beneficial in digestion related problems. It relieves constipation, acidity, burning sensation & pain in abdomen. It rejuvenates liver hence used in loss of appetite. For Digestive system it is given in combination with trikatu, harad & baheda.
It has major role in nervous related & neurological problems. As it is an immunity booster, it is used in enhancing memory power and also sharpens the sensitivity of sense organs. For nervous issues it is given along with Kapikachu and Gokshura.
It has anti oxidant properties so it acts as a cardiac tonic. It is used to treat anemia, maintain cholesterol level. It acts as a blood purifier. For improving Circulation it is usually combined with Arjuna & Pushkarmool.
It has a very important role in urine related problems. As it acts as a blood purifier, it keeps urinary bladder healthy. It helps to soothe inner layer of bladder and helps in frequency of urination. It is often prescribed with Gokshura & Punnarnava.
It works as an immunity booster and aphrodisiac. It is widely used in infertility in both females and males. In males, it increases the sperm count and motility. In females, it helps treat PCOD and maintain the menstrual cycle rhythm. Also relieves pain during menstruation. It is used in dysmenorrheal pain & symptoms.
Bones and joints
Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, it is used in bone and joint related problems. It helps in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and gout, reduces swelling and pain. It contains vitamin c, calcium and iron, which is very useful for bones. So it keeps bones and joints healthy.
Diabetes (Blood Sugar Levels)
It helps to stimulate microcirculation which in turn builds up ojas. This will help to regularize blood sugar levels, particularly in conjunction with pitta imbalances. It controls the urinary tract infections and balanced excretion of urine.
Amalaki has a number of properties that may be beneficial in the treatment and prevention of cancer. It may help fight cancer through several means, such as reducing inflammation, boosting the immune system, and knocking out free radicals. It is given along with Ashwagandha & Guduchi.
It increases our immunity to fight infections. Amalaki has 18 times more vitamin C than oranges. It is the main ingredient of Chyawanprash which not only increases immunity but also gives energy & decreases our age. According to our vedic texts chyawan rishi developed this (chyawanprash) and after taking this for few months he became 200 years younger.
Why Ayurveda24 Amalaki?
Concentrated with 750 mg extract of Amalaki
Less dosage – one capsule a day will be sufficient.
We will soon witness the day where Modern Medicine and Herbs (opposite fields of medicine) will work together for the Treatment and Benefit of the human.
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