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

-Triphala Choornam


-Brahma Rasayana

-Nishakathakadi Kashayam

-Mehari Choornam

  • 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.

Click here to know more about Haritaki, a component of Triphala.


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