What are the Health Benefits of Amalaki aka Amla?

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What is Amalaki aka Amla?

Amla literally means “sour”; it is the Hindi word for a fruit tree (Emblica officinalis or Phyllanthus emblica) that grows throughout India and bears sour-tasting gooseberry-like fruits.  Amla is also known by the Sanskrit name “Amalaki.” Other Sanskrit nicknames for amla—names meaning “mother,” “nurse,” and “immortality”—are a testament to the healing capacity of its fruits. Amla has been used in Ayurveda and other Asian medicinal practices for thousands of years.
The health benefits of Indian Gooseberry, Amla, can be partially attributed to its high vitamin C content. Amla enhances food absorption, balances stomach acid, fortifies the liver, nourishes the brain and mental functioning, supports the heart, strengthens the lungs, regulates elimination of free radicals, enhances fertility, helps the urinary system, increases skin health, promotes healthier hair, acts as a body coolant, flushes out toxins, increases vitality, strengthens eyes, improves muscle tone and, acts as an antioxidant.

Short footage about Amalaki (1:56 min).

Benefits of Amla

  • Supports healthy metabolism, digestion and elimination
  • Promotes anti-inflammatory properties that cool, tone, and nourish tissues and organs
  • Nourishes the heart and respiratory system
  • Assists natural internal cleansing and maintains regularity
  • Natural antioxidant
  • Promotes healthy eyes, hair, nails, and skin
  • Balances digestive
  • Supports a healthy immune response and youthfulness

You can take Amla as a powder, tablet or liquid extract. I use powder form, it´s easy to add to my morning bowl, or take with MSM

amla MSM drink

Amla powder 1/2 tsp and 1 tsp MSM powder mixed with water. Amla powder is light green in color.

(organic sulphur) powder. 1/4 tsp of amla powder contains  500 mg vitamin C.

I have been few days out of energy due to common cold.  In somehow my immune systems has weakened. I haven´t had the flu during the year. So Amla powder is great way to increase m

y vitamin C intake.

If you use any medication, contact your physician first before starting to use Amla.

Health, Love & Peace ♡




Sources: banyanbotanicals.com, organicfacts.net,

Image source: organicfacts.net

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