AMLA (EMBLICA OFFICINALIS)
by Dr Vaid Ji on Oct 26, 2023
ABOUT THE HERB :
- Amla, also known as Indian gooseberry, is a small, greenish fruit that is native to India. It's highly regarded for its nutritional and medicinal properties. Amla is known for its sour and tangy taste. It's rich in vitamin C and antioxidants, which make it a popular ingredient in traditional Ayurvedic medicine. Amla is used in various forms, including fresh, dried, or as a component in various dishes, juices, and herbal preparations.
PROPERTIES OF AMLA :
- High Vitamin C Content: Amla is renowned for its exceptionally high vitamin C content, which can help boost the immune system and protect against common colds and infections.
- Antioxidant Rich: Amla is loaded with antioxidants that combat free radicals.
- Digestive Aid.
- Rich in Vitamin C
- Rich in Vitamin A.
- Positive impact on blood vessels and circulation which helps in lowering cholesterol levels.
- Antimicrobial Property
- Anti-Inflammatory property
- Detoxification property
BENEFITS OF AMLA :
- Boost Immune System: Its high vitamin C content strengthens the immune system, making the body more resilient to infections.
- Antioxidant Power: Amla's rich antioxidants combat oxidative stress, potentially reducing the risk of chronic diseases and cellular damage.
- Digestive Health: It aids digestion, relieves constipation, and supports a healthy gastrointestinal system.
- Hair Care: Amla promotes hair growth, reduces hair loss, and enhances the texture of hair.
- Skin Benefits: It helps in maintaining clear, youthful skin by reducing blemishes, fine lines and wrinkles.
- Heart Health: Amla lower cholesterol levels, benefit blood vessels, and improve overall heart health.
- Antimicrobial Properties: It help the body fight infections due to its antimicrobial properties.
- Anti-Inflammatory: Amla reduce inflammation and help manage conditions like arthritis.
- Blood Sugar Control: It assists in regulating blood sugar levels, making it advantageous for individuals with diabetes.
- Detoxification: Amla aids in detoxifying the body by purifying the blood and eliminating toxins.
- Weight Management: Some studies suggest that amla aid in weight loss and prevent obesity-related complications.
- Eye Health: The vitamin C in amla supports eye health by reducing the risk of cataracts and age-related macular degeneration.
- Liver Health: It help protect the liver from toxins and improve its functioning.
AMLA, A MARVELOUS FRUIT IN TYPE-2 DIABETES
- Emblica officinalis enjoys a hallowed position in Ayurveda - an Indian indigenous system of medicine. It primarily contains tannins, alkaloids, phenolic compounds, amino acids and carbohydrates. It is rich in chromium, which makes it very beneficial for diabetes. It has a therapeutic value in diabetes. It is also known to stimulate the isolated group of cells that secret the hormone insulin. This decreases the blood sugar.
- Amla contains many nutrients, it is abundant with vitamin C and is beneficial for our body no matter in what form it is eaten. It contains many minerals and vitamins like calcium, Phosphorous, iron, carotene and vitamin B complex . It is also a powerful antioxidant, immunomodulator, hypoglycemic, hypolipidemic, hypotensive & antacid.
- Indian Gooseberry or Amla stimulate the isolated group of cells that secrete the hormone insulin. Thus it reduces blood sugar in diabetic patients. The studies suggests that the strong free radical scavenging activity of Amla and its efficacy in reducing oxidative stress helped in improving glucose metabolism.
- The polyphenol-rich fruit actually has properties that can protect the body from oxidative properties of high blood sugar. The same compound is also effective in preventing insulin resistance caused due to a high fructose diet. This means that the fruit can actually assist in proper absorption of insulin leading to a drop in blood sugar in diabetics.
BENEFITS OF AMLA CAPSULES :
- Fight Cold
- Good For Liver
- Natural Immunity Booster
- Natural Antioxidant
- Improves Eyesight
Dosage– 1 Capsule morning and evening or as directed by physician.