*In Ayurveda Amla, also known as Indian Gooseberry or Amalaki, is considered a superfood. Amla is a real wonder fruit with sour taste, mainly growing in tropical regions. Amalaki is extensively used in Tibetan medicine to address weakness in the lungs and kidneys. In comparison, Ayurveda views Amalaki as having positive benefits on all tissues of the body. When consumed on a daily basis its action starts right from lymphatic system and goes deeper into reproductive system. It is a gentle herb that can be consumed by any age group and it is known to reduce gut inflammation. It claims the top spot because it is world's richest source of natural Vitamin C. Consuming it daily increases our immunity, skin health and is a natural antioxidant.
*Amla has a cold potency and consuming it strengthens the body and reduces cravings and appetite. Amla increases the protein absorption in the body, which helps in boosting the metabolic rate. The high fiber and water content in Amla assist in healthy bowel movements and releasing of any unwanted toxins from the body.
*Benefits include heart health, respiratory system support, reproductive health, blood cleanser, metabolism of bad cholesterol, help in longevity and youthfulness.
Suggested Use: 1/2 - 1 teaspoon in powdered form, once or twice daily, or use as directed by your health practitioner.
Botanical Name – Emblica Officinalis
Family – Phyllanthaceae
English Names – Indian Gooseberry
The Morphology –
Amla is a deciduous tree which grows up to 8 to 18 meters tall. Grows in tropical regions. The leaves are small about 20 millimeters in length and 25 millimetre wide. The fruit contains dark brown seeds.
Physical and chemical properties of Amla –
Taste – Sour (dominant taste), it also contains sweet, bitter, astringent and pungent tastes
Quality – Heavy, Dry, Rough
Potency – Cold
Post Digestive effect – Sweet