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Natural Products and their usefulness in our daily life to achieve a healthy mind and body.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

versatile feature of Amla

Amla or Amlaki is also known as Indian Gooseberry, which is highly rich in vitamin ‘C. It is having antibacterial properties and its astringent properties help in curing ulcers and even prevent some infections. Amla contains precious elements which help to prevent aging. Maharshi Chyawan used Amla to rejuvenate himself in his late 70s. Other than heart diseases, Amla also helps to cure diabetes, eye problems, and respiratory disorders. It even aid to strengthen the liver and get rid off toxins from the body.
Amla works wonder as a hair tonic, which is used for enriching hair growth. To prevent graying of hair, boil dry amla in coconut oil and apply it on to the hair. For nourishing hair, soak overnight the dried amla in water and use it for the last rinse while washing the hair. Its paste is even applied to get relief from various skin disorders.
According to Ayurveda, Amla, Haritaki and Behada together which is known as Triphala, is an excellent herbal remedy for ‘Tridosha’ i.e. Vata (wind), Pitta (bile) and Kapha (mucus).


  • At 2:07 AM, Anonymous neilly said…

    Bhavprakash, one of the ancient Indian researchers of herbal medicine and applied botany, has written that amla fruit corrects the body metabolism and is also a tonic of immense value. It has been written in Charaka Samhita that, intake a rasayana formulated with amla as a core element, one will "live for a hundred years without any sign of decrepitude."

  • At 4:36 AM, Anonymous SARON said…

    thanks blogger for your informative postings. I know that Amla is very useful for dull hair but I don’t have any idea about its effectiveness in skin ailments.

  • At 9:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I like its prickles made by my sweet grandma.

  • At 4:40 AM, Anonymous habarta said…

    Thank you for you post. It was quite informative. I even read from an article that amla, rich in vitamin C, if taken on regular basis, promotes skin to have glow and it even prevents from wrinkles on skin. It is also good for keeping healthy eyesight.

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