Emblica officinalis (Amla)
Amla is very important and largely used herb in Ayurvedic medicinal formulations. It grows throughout India, bears sour-tasting gooseberry-like fruits & is also known by the Sanskrit name "Amalaki." In Sanskrit other nicknames for amla have meaning "mother," "nurse," and "immortality"—which proves healing capacity of its fruits.
Amla known as Indian gooseberry is a potent source of Vitamin C and also contains iron and calcium, bioflavonoids, flavones, polyphenols and carotenoids. The Tanins present helps to prevent degradation of Vit C present while processing in different formulae.
Amla has Vitiated Tirdosha (Vatta, pitta, kapha) pacifying capacity; especially it prevents excessive formation & accumulation of Pitta. Amla detoxifies & rejuvenates all of the tissues in the body and re-energise ojas, the essence of immunity and youthfulness. Amla has important role in helping macro & micro digestion of food items, absorption of important nutrients & building energy source in the cells.
Amla is a highly revered rasayana (rejuvenative) for the entire system. Specifically, it promotes youthfulness, bolsters immunity, tone’s all the body’s tissues and promotes overall health and well-being.
A Nutritive formulation developed by ancient Sages (Rishis) called Chawanprash has Amla fruits as main ingredients and if taken regularly in morning one can live healthy life like old Sages and can prolong ageing.