Natural anti-oxidant and this rejuvenate and retards ageing
Strengthens Immunity & Enhances Food Absorption
Supports the Heart. Enhances Fertility & Strengthens the Eyes
An excellent source of Vitamin C
Dosage: 3-6 grams of Amla Powder, mixed in one cup of warm water, can be taken twice a day as a general tonic. It is also used as a paste to the head for relieving mental stress.
Amla is the basis for CHYAWANPRASH, an herbal Elixir or Jam, that is the main general all-around tonic and restorative in Ayurveda. Amla is satvic in nature and promotes longevity. The mother of all healing fruit, Amla is traditionally known as the nurse for its broadly applicable and powerful healing properties. An ancient Ayurvedic text states, Amalaki is the best among rejuvenative herbs. It bears over twenty names and many more uses in traditional healing practices all across Asia. Its healing power clearly suffers no lack of renown. Amla is one of the few tridoshic herbs in Ayurvedic medicine. This means it has the rare quality of balancing all three doshas (Vata, Pitta, & Kapha). This makes Amla benefits one in all weather conditions, all seasons, and all body types. It also renders its useful for a variety of conditions from coughs and colds to respiratory infections and gastro-intestinal complications. Amla fruit is both generally revitalizing and useful for many specific applications. It is unique in that it bears five of the six tastes, lacking only salt.
Amla benefits all three doshas. For this reason it is a central ingredient in the ayurvedic health tonic, Chyawanprash, which itself is regarded as the Elixer of Life, and is noted for its rejuvenative, energizing, and immunity boosting properties. In addition, Amla plays a central role in the famous rasayana Triphala, which is a classic cleansing ayurvedic product. Amla’s rare combination of astringent and nourishing qualities make it helpful for the healing and rebuilding of all tissue types. As such it is used both internally and externally to heal any manner of wound or ailment. It is also known to increase ojas, which is the vital fluid from which vigor and immunity flow.
Much research has been done to determine the benefits of Amla. Amla extract has been found to have strong antiviral and antimicrobial properties, and to promote apoptosis, a fancy term for the healthy and efficient recycling of cell tissues by other cells. Amla juice has also been shown to help with gene-modification in bone cells which are involved in rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis, also making it a great support in anti-cancer treatments. There are yet more benefits of Amla, it is also useful against inflammation, age-related renal disease, diabetes, and high cholesterol.
In addition, it is known to bear a high level of anti-oxidants and tannins. It is even known to contain 3000mg of Vitamin C per fruit in a heat stable form which is not disrupted by processing, thats as much as two dozen oranges! Amla is great in all forms, from the fresh fruit to dried powder. It is recommended in Ancient texts that one eat at least one fresh Amla fruit every day to stimulate the immune system and balance digestion, but the powder is great for those to whom the fruit is unavailable.
Five grams can be prepared in a tea and taken twice a day as a general tonic to the body. A water decoction mixed in with Ghee is particularly supportive of the immune system and general vitality of the body. As a paste applied to the head Amalaki relieves headaches and soothes anxiety.
The fresh fruit is also made into a wonderful Amla candy that is both tasty and good for your health.
There are also many benefits of Amla for hair. Amla shampoo and Amla hair oil thoroughly clean and rejuvenate the hair, penetrating deep into the roots to stimulate the activity of the hair follicles. Amla oil is also good for the skin, and brings all Amlas benefits directly to the surface of the body, cleansing and nourishing the epidermis. Of all hair oil Amla is one of the most cleansing and revitalizing to the skin and the scalp. However, the benefits of Amla for hair are not missed out on when Amla juice is taken internally.
The benefits of Amla for the liver support healthy skin and hair from the source of the production.