Amalaki- Indian Gooseberry- The Absolute Wonder Drug
Amalaki, also known as Indian Gooseberry, is one of the most powerful Ayurvedic drugs. It is also known as ‘Dhatri’ or ‘Mother’ because it cares for the body in the same way that a mother does. It is one of the ingredients in the popular formula Triphala, along with Haritaki and Vibhitaki. Amalaki is high in antioxidants and vitamin C.
Botanical name: Embelica officinalis
English name: Indian Gooseberry
Sanskrit name: Amalaki, Dhatri
Malayalam name: Nellika
Medicinal Properties of Amalaki
|Rejuvative and Anti-aging||Useful in Bleeding Disorders, Urinary Tract Infections, Bleeding Disorders|
|Anti-diabetic||Immunomodulation- Enhances Immunity|
|Aphrodisiac||Mild laxative- Prevents Constipation|
|Antipyretic- Acts against Fever||Anti-tussive- Acts against Cough|
|Anti-pruritic- Acts against Itching||Eye tonic|
Phytoconstituents of Amalaki
Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Iron, Calcium, Dietary Fibre, Mucic acid, Gallic acid
Side-effects of Amalaki
-Increase Urinary Frequency
-Safe for children and pregnant women.
Ayurveda Formulations containing Amalaki
Home remedies containing Amalaki
-Amalaki Juice with Aloe Vera Juice for healthy hair.
-Amalaki, Jaggery, and Mint leaves for Acid peptic disorders.
-Amalaki Candy for weight gain
-Amalaki Powder 1 tsp with 1 tsp ghee for weight gain.
-Amalaki Powder half tsp two times a day with Honey aids weight loss.
-Amalaki leaves made into a paste applied on hair improves hair health.
-Amalaki extract with honey is helpful in Dysuria or Painful Urination.
-Amalaki powder heated with Coconut oil improves Premature Greying of hair.
CAUTION: All medications described here are being used solely for educational reasons. This does not replace seeking expert medical advice. Before using any drugs, please seek the advice of a licensed Ayurvedic practitioner. Please keep out of the reach of children.
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