Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Health Benefits of Amla, Amla for Youthfulness

Known as Emblica officinalis in biological terms and amlaki in Sanskrit language, is richest natural source of vitamin C. Amla possess five out of six rasa. Only lavan rasa is not present. It is sheet virya (cold potency) in nature. It also possesses guru (heavy), ruksh (dry) and sheet (cold) properties, which make it, work best on pitta disorders, although it helps in suppressing all the three aggravated doshas.
The English name of amla: Indian gooseberry, denotes that it is indigenous to India. Though all parts of the tree have medicinal value, it is the fruit which constitutes the main drug. Charaka has specifically mentioned it as a great rasayana that helps protect people from disease and keeps away the manifestations of premature ageing.
Amla is one of the widely used herbs in ayurvedic medicines. Charak and sushrut widely mention the use of amla for curative purposes. Amla due to sheet virya potency is widely used in diseases caused by pitta disorders. Well renowned ayurvedic preparations like chawanprash, triphala and amlaki rasayan possess dominance of Amla.
Amla is one of the greatest anti-oxidant known to mankind. Amla is popularly known as Amalaki in Sanskrit and Indian gooseberry in western world. It is a deciduous tree found in tropical countries that grows in warm climatic condition. The tree is of medium height and has been mentioned in the book of ayurvedic medicine “The Charka Samhita”. As mentioned in Charka Samhita it is the best among all the body rejuvenators.
The dried fruit is useful in hemorrhage, diarrhea and dysentery. It is antibacterial and its astringent properties prevent infection and help in the healing of ulcers. It is used as a laxative to relieve constipation in piles. It is used in the treatment of leucorrhea and artherosclerosis. Amla is also known as Indian Gooseberry. It has one of the richest concentrations of natural vitamin C of any edible plants on this planet.
Application and consumption of amla has an astonishing effect on hair and skin. Hair that has already gone grey can be reverted back to their original color by drinking any green vegetable juice in which 2-3 amla fruits have been crushed. Else dried amla powder mixed with water can be consumed. Amla juice also helps revive the elasticity of skin.
The fruit is cooling, laxative and diuretic. It is one of the best known agents to retard aging. Amla, Emblica officinalis is a much revered fruit in Ayurveda for its anti-diabetic, antiseptic and anti-pyretic properties. It is an effective cerebral, heart and gastrointestinal tonic. Amla coincidently has anabolic effect and is helpful in increasing the body weight by way of its role in absorption of protein and balancing nitrogen in the body.



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1 comments:

Mantis Hugo said...

Its really healthy. It may not be that much tasty but then I suppose its really healthy. If you are trying to have some other healthy ingredients in your diet then you can add a glass of Acai Berry Juice and maintain good health for longer hours.

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