Amla is the tremendous fruit for human being and one of the effective traditional herbal medicines. It is one of the richest sources of Vitamin C and phenolic compounds in addition to minerals and amino acids. The fruit of amla has been used in Ayurveda as a rasayan for the treatment of plenty of diseases. In addition to lowering cholesterol, amla provides the additional benefit of protection against atherosclerosis and CAD. Daily consumption of amla reduces bad cholesterol levels and also reduces the damage due to oxidation. Couple of amla fruits can be consumed daily and it is one of the main ingredients of Chyawanaprash. Chyavanprash is made with a base of fresh amla fruits and also includes plenty of other herbs, ghee, sesame oil, sugar or honey. It is particularly supportive of the respiratory tract as it nourishes the mucous membranes and helps keep the respiratory passages neat and clear. It is bitter in taste but the ayurvedic marvel can be used in several forms such as eaten raw, juice, chutneys, pickles, Murabbas and used with other recipes using its powder. Amla can be considered as the most used Ayurvedic ingredient. It is both used as food and medicine. It is used as ingredient in several Ayurvedic medicines like Mehari Choorna and Nishamalaki Choorna etc.
Amla for digestion:
- It is perfect for digestion and assimilation of foods.
- It ensures to flush out toxins from the body and being alkaline in nature it balances and strengthening the digestion process.
- It has adequate amount of fiber and roughage that make you relieve from constipation and indigestion.
Amla fruit is a laxative, diuretic, antipyretic and rejuvenative. It is also used for the treatment and management of anemia, cardiac disorders, diabetes, asthma, flatulence, hyperacidity, peptic ulcers, skin diseases, cardiac disorders, intermittent fever, diarrhea and dysentery.
Amla Seeds & Flowers
Amla seeds are also effective in the treatment and management of bronchitis and asthma.
Amla flowers are refrigerant, cooling and are used to relieve constipation too.
Amla is impactful in following health conditions.
Brain & Nerves
- Headache with burning sensation
- Migraine with pulsing and throbbing pain
- Memory loss
- Mental fatigue
- Vertigo along with gastritis, burning sensation, heart burn or acidity
- Anxiety with mental irritability and restlessness
- Depression with aggressive reactions
- Insomnia due to excess heat
- Irritability, especially due to hot season
- Violent mental agitation
- ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder)
- Indigestion due to increased acid production
- Acidity, gastritis, GERD
- Burning sensation in abdomen
- Fatty liver
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Peptic & duodenal ulcers
Heart & Blood
- High Cholesterol levels
- As a heart tonic
- High blood pressure
- High triglyceride levels
Skin & Hairs
- Hair Fall
- Dark circle around eyes
- Acne Vulgaris or Pimples
Kidney & Bladder Disorders
- Burning sensation in urine
- Recurrent urinary tract infection
- Amla improves eyesight
- Conjunctivitis or eye flu
- Burning sensation in eyes
- Infertility due to uterine weakness (Along with ashwagandha and licorice)