Amalaki, amla or Indian gooseberry (Lat. Emblica Officinalis) is one of the most famous herbs of traditional Ayurvedic medicine.
Amalaki fruit, a yellow-green fruit tree that can grow up to 18 meters in height, has been used by peoples in India for over 5,000 years as one of the most powerful natural remedies to boost immunity and rejuvenate the body.
According to Ayurveda, Amalaki contains five of a total of six flavors (rasa): sour, sweet, bitter, angry and tart. It is the only food in the world with these characteristics.
In India, it is considered a divine plant because the combination of its ingredients allows for the balance of the three doshas.
It is suitable in every season, in all weather conditions and for every type of body structure.
The unique and important Ayurvedic medicine has been recognized by modern medicine, and so far more than a hundred international studies have been conducted which have found that Amalaki cleanses, protects and rejuvenates the whole body.
One Amalaki is powerful like 20 oranges
Scientific research has revealed that Amalaki is one of the best sources of antioxidants in the world.
Per 100 grams of fresh fruit contains between 470 and 680 mg of natural and pure vitamin C.
In comparison, Amalaki juice contains 20 times more of this important vitamin than orange juice.
Vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant, protects against the effects of free radicals, is important for bones, the immune system and blood vessels stimulate leukocyte production and function.
Amalaki is also rich in other important ingredients – flavonoids, tannins, polyphenols, and minerals and is a powerful natural remedy for all types of inflammation.
It is used to relieve inflammation of the respiratory tract, cough, sore throat and other respiratory problems, including bronchitis and asthma.
Helps the liver and removes toxins
Regular use of Amalaki helps in cleansing the body of toxins, thanks to a large number of tannins and flavonoids, bile acid and antioxidants it contains.
A study published in the Journal of Phytotherapy Research found that Amalaki can protect the liver from the adverse effects of medicines.
In particular, it has proven effective in neutralizing the effects of tuberculosis drugs and other synthetic drugs that burden the liver on a daily basis.
It prevents cancer and helps in its treatment
A Japanese study has found that Amalaki extract suppresses the growth of cancerous cells in the body.
These fruits, studies show, contain many ingredients that boost immunity and are useful not only in the prevention but also in the treatment of cancer.
Antioxidants help reduce inflammation and cellular damage, the first step in the development of cancer and the production of malignant cells in the body.
Scientists at the University of Pittsburgh investigating pancreatic cancer have found that Amalaki, in combination with other ingredients of the famous Ayurvedic ancient triphala mixture, can reduce the growth of tumors on this organ.
The study was conducted in mice and showed that the tumor size in mice using this mixture decreased by 50%.
New research is waiting to stop this one of the most progressive cancers in time.
A natural cure for pancreas and diabetes
Amalaki has proven effective as a natural remedy for treating pancreatic inflammation, pancreatitis.
Reduces pain, swelling and helps improve pancreatic function.
Regular use of Amalaki helps to secrete insulin and reduce blood sugar levels in patients with diabetes.
It is rich in chromium, which is especially important in type 2 diabetes.
Studies confirm that 3 grams of Amalaki powder in individuals have proven to be a more effective agent than conventional diabetes medicines.
It relieves gastric problems
Traditionally, Amalaki has been used in folk Indian medicine to relieve stomach problems.
It stops diarrhea, vomiting, cramps, and flatulence.
Reduces acidity and relieves heartburn
A 2010 study found that Amalaki extract protects against enterocolitis, a condition in which a mushy, mucous stool, accompanied by abdominal pain and cramps, occurs as a result of the infection.
Due to its natural action, it has a beneficial effect on the entire digestive system.
For nicer skin, hair, and nails
Amalaki is a natural remedy that rejuvenates the whole body.
In addition to protecting organs from free radicals and oxidative damage, it has a beneficial effect on tissue repair.
It is found in numerous beauty and beauty products such as shampoos, creams, and oils.
Amla nourishes the scalp and prevents hair loss. It nourishes the hair root and stimulates its growth.
It is used worldwide as a mask and a natural regenerator. Amla also prevents the appearance of gray hairs and is also effective as a dandruff agent.
Amla promotes healing and speeds up cell renewal on the skin.
Also, it is an effective agent for all types of skin inflammation and care of problem areas.
Used as a natural treatment for acne, pimples and skin rash. Strengthens nails and teeth.
A mask that promotes growth and nourishes the hair
Make a nourishing hair mask that will stimulate its growth and moisturize it, protect it from cracked tips and give it shine and softness.
Mix the Amalaki powder with a little warm water until you get a paste or mask.
Allow it to stand for 1 hour.
Then apply it to your scalp and massage in gentle circular motions.
Leave it on for 30 minutes to 1 hour, then rinse.
Medicinal properties of Amalaki fruit
- protects the liver
- also, lowers cholesterol
- cleanses and rejuvenates the body
- enhances immunity
- stops inflammation
- also, protects against cancer
- rejuvenates the skin
- treats the pancreas
- lowers blood sugar
- relieves indigestion and heartburn
- promotes hair and nail growth
- natural protection against viruses, bacteria, and also fungi