Have you ever seen globular, small, round and six lobed fruit light yellow in colour has thick and hard consistency? If you are thinking about Amla (Indian Gooseberry), you are right! So, today I will share some benefits of Amla with you.
Amla (Indian Gooseberry) is a wonderful fruit available in Winter Season. It is a precious gift of nature to man. Amalaki (Indian Gooseberry) considers as a common Ayurvedic balanced diet according to the ancient Indian Ayurveda. It is a richest natural source of Vitamin C. Therefore, it is readily assimilated by the human system. Phyllanthus emblica (Indian Gooseberry) also has Iron and Calcium. It is full of antioxidants. Hence, effective in reducing cell damage. Due to innumerable benefits of Amla (Dhatri) it contributes greatly towards health and longevity.
In this article we have compiled the best ayurvedic treatments and methods of Emblica officnalis (Indian Gooseberry) for healthy living. All you have to do is read on…
Botanical name: Emblica officnalis, Phyllanthus emblica
English names: Emblica myrobalan, Indian Gooseberry
Indian name: Amla
Sanskrit name: Amalaki, Amlika, Dhatri (Means it nourishes body like mother), Shriphala, Adiphala, Amritaphala etc.
The Ayurvedic Description of Indian Gooseberry (Amla)
Indian Gooseberry (Amlika) has natural balance of tastes or rasas – sour, bitter, pungent, sweet, astrigent except lavana (salty). Sour and Astrigent are its most dominant tastes. Dhatri (Amla) is known to quiet 3 dosha in Ayurveda (Vata, Pitta and Kapha). Because of its cooling nature, Indian Gooseberry is effective for Pitta. Shriphala (Amla) is a common ingredient for inflammation, fever and for a burning sensation anywhere in body.
Adiphala (Amla) is one of the main ingredients of Chyawanaprash (an herbal rasayana or rejuvenator). It has 43 herbal ingredients along with clarified butter, sesame oil, desi khand and honey. The method of making Chyawanprash was first mentioned in the Charaka Samhita, the ancient classical text-book of Ayurveda.
Chyawanprash was initially made by ancient Sage named Chyawan to remove the weakness of his body and to rejuvenate himself.
Ayurvedic Treatments, Methods And Benefits Of Amla
Amla (Indian Gooseberry) is indigenous to India. It has been used as a valuable ingredient of various herbal medicines in India and in Middle East. Amritphala (Indian Gooseberry) is anti-cancer and anti-aging. It fights against skin ailments and neurological diseases. As a result, Amla (Emblica myrobalan) purifies the blood and improves the blood circulation. It also improves the intellect and promotes hair growth.
Following are the Ayurvedic treatments, methods and benefits of Dhatri.
- Respiratory Disorders
- Indian Gooseberry As An Rejuvenator (Rasayana)
- To Cure Diabetes
- Heart Ailments
- Indian Gooseberry For Eye Disorders
- Strengthens the Immune System
- Indian Gooseberry For Rheumatism
- Hair Tonic
- Diarrhoea and Dysentery
- Indian Gooseberry Prevents Ageing
Shusrut, the great ayurvedic authority, considers Amalaki (Amla) as the best of all acid fruits. It is most useful in health and diseases. Hakims of Unani medicines also use it very commonly. They regard it as an Ayurvedic medicine for heart and bodily defects.
Let us explain the benefits of Amla one by one.
1. Respiratory Disorders
Take 1 teaspoonful of Indian Gooseberry (Amla) juice, 1 teaspoonful of Honey, 1/10 th part of Choti Peppal (magha, Piper Retrofractum). Mix all the ingredients. Therefore, take this mixture two times a day to cure respiratory disorders
Similarly, take 1 teaspoonful of Amla juice, 1 teaspoonful of Liquorice root (Mulethi) and 1/10th part of Black Pepper (kali mirch) and Honey. Mix them and this mixture twice a day. Respiratory disorders like asthma, bronchitis, TB and other lungs disorders can be cured.
2. Indian Gooseberry as an Rejuvenator (Rasayana)
First, take 100 gm of dried amla (Indian Gooseberry) and make of powder of it. Then take fresh amla juice. Mix some amount of amla juice to 100 gm crushed amla powder to soak amla powder in amla juice. Allow this mixture to be dried in the sun rays for some days. When this mixture is dried, add some amount of amla (Indian Gooseberry) juice again to dry mixture. Allow it to be dried in sun rays again. Follow this method of adding amla juice to the dried mixture for 21 times. Dry this mixture in the sun rays directly for some days.
After applying this method for 21 times, mixture becomes in paste form finally. Now, add some amount of desi ghee equal to paste of mixture. After that add double amount of honey to that mixture. Take 1 teaspoonful of this mixture for 3-4 months. It will act as a rejuvenator and makes your immune system strong probably.
Phyllanthus Emblica (Amla) with its high vitamin C content considers valuable in diabetes . Mix a tablespoonful of amla juice with a cup of fresh bitter gourd juice. If you take this daily for two months. It will stimulate the islets of Langerhans i.e. the isolated group of cells, the secrete hormone insulin. Amla reduces the blood sugar level. It also prevents eye complications in diabetes.
Similarly, equal quantity of Amritphala (Indian Gooseberry), turmeric powder and aloe vera gel is very useful remedy for diabetics. A teaspoonful of this mixture once or twice a day will effective in checking the progress of the disease, probably.
4. Amla Powder For Heart Ailments
Indian gooseberry considers as an effective remedy for heart disease. It tones up the function of all the organs of the body. Hence, Amla builds up health by destroying the heterogeneous elements and renews the body energy.
Take 5 gram of amla, 2 g of ginger, 5 g of arjuna chal (Terminalia Arjuna) powder and 5 g of raisins. Boil all these ingredients in 1 glass of water on low flame. When 1/4th part of this mixture remains. Take it thrice a day to cure heart ailments like open the blockage and pain.
Likewise, you can take 5 gram of Amla juice with 5 gram of aloe vera juice for heart diseases.
5. Indian Gooseberry for Eye Disorders
Dhatri (Amla) is useful in preserving eye sight definitely. Take 5 gram of amla, 5 g of mulethi, 5 g of ashwagandha powder and 5 g of honey. Mix all the ingredients and take this mixture two times a day regularly.
I have also tested on myself. This formula has stabilized my eye sight almost. I am taking regularly from six months.
6. Strengthens the Immune System
Adiphala (Amla) provides strength to the immune system of our body. As a result, it cures arthritis, urinary problems and stone problems. Take 5 gram of Amla (Indian Gooseberry) powder, 5 g of gokhru powder and 5 g of giloy. After mixing all these ingredients, take this mixture twice a day with warm water.
If you can take this regularly 2-3 years. It will increase resistant power of your body and strengthens your immune system almost. It can also be taken for Rejuvenation (Rasayana) of body.
7. Indian Gooseberry for Rheumatism (Arthritis)
The Shriphala (Indian Gooseberry) is useful in the treatment of rheumatism. Take 5 gram of Amla powder, 2 g of turmeric, 2 g of saunth and 2 g of methi powder. Mix all the ingredients. Take this mixture twice a day for two months. It will prove beneficial for rheumatism so.
8. Home Remedy for Scurvy
Amlika (Amla) is extremely rich source of vitamin C. Therefore, it is one of the best home remedies for scurvy and skin ailments. Mix 5 gram powder of dry amla (Indian Gooseberry) with equal quantity of sugar and 2 gram of Indian Barberry (Daru Haldi). Take this mixture in doses of one teaspoonful, two times a day with milk daily.
9. Amla as an Hair Tonic
Emblica Myrobalan (Amla) is an accepted hair tonic in ancient science of ayurveda for enriching hair growth and hair pigmentation. Take 500 gram of dry amla and 1 kg of original coconut oil expelled from expeller. Boil the dry amla (Indian Gooseberry) in coconut oil on low flame till it gets dark in colour. Wait for it to cool and strain the oil in glass bottle. Apply this oil twice a week on your hair. This darkish oil is an excellent oil to prevent greying of hair, dandruff, dryness and hair fall probably.
Take 100 gram of dry amla and soak in 500 ml of water overnight. Wash your hair with this amla (Indian Gooseberry) water in the morning. It provides nourishment to your hair and strengthens the hair almost.
10. Diarrhoea and Dysentery
The dried fruit of Amla (Indian Goosebbery) is valuable in diarrhoea and dysentery. Mixture of amla juice, lemon juice and misri in equal quantity is highly beneficial. It controls acute bacillary dysentery.
If you take one teaspoonful of the paste of leaves of amla (Indian Gooseberry) mixed with honey or butter-milk. It will prove an effective medicine in the treatment of diarrhoea and dysentery, therefore.
11. Indian Gooseberry Prevents Ageing
Indian Gooseberry (Amalaki) has revitalising effects. It has an element valuable in preventing ageing. Hence, Amla maintains strength in old age. It improves body resistance and protects against infection so.
In conclusion, there are tremendous health benefits of Amla. The Indian Gooseberry is also used as a vegetable. It is often used in form pickles and marmalade. Dried amla powder can be preserved and used for a long period.
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