Emblica officinalis is a traditional fruit indigenous to India. The tree is considered sacred by Hindus. It grows in the tropical and subtropical regions including Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Sri Lanka, South East Asia, China and Malaysia.
It is beneficial for managing menopausal symptoms.
It also helps to improve sperm count, motility and morphology. Its antioxidant action protects sperms from ROS mediated damage.
As a rejuvenative herb, it nourishes body tissues and accelerates the cell regeneration process. It also enhances the cognitive functions, learning abilities, memory and concentration.
It has anti-allergic and anti-pruritic properties.
It helps in building the body’s immune system and provides resistance against many diseases, especially those of the respiratory tract. It is considered as one of the most rejuvenating drugs, imparting a long healthy life and weight gain. It also acts as an antacid and antitumorigenic agent.
Amla is also aperient, carminative, diuretic, aphrodisiac, laxative, astringent and refrigerant. It is useful in anemia, jaundice, dyspepsia, hemorrhage disorders, diabetes, asthma and bronchitis. It cures insomnia and is healthy for hair.
- Menstrual regulator
- Relieves menopausal symptoms
- Boosts memory and concentration
- Immunity enhancer
It is the richest known source of vitamin C. It is also an important source of minerals and amino acids.
Main chemical components present in Amla are emblicanin A, emblicanin B, puniglucanin, pedunculagin, Vitamin C, glutamic acid, proline, aspartic acid, alanine, lysine, ellagic acid and hexahydroxy-diphenic acid.
Ayurveda Insight on Amla
Amla has madhur, amla, katu, tikta, kashaya rasas, madhur vipaka, sheeta virya, laghu and ruksha gunas. It is vrishya rasayana, vayasthapana and chakshushya in action. It alleviates all the three doshas. It is useful in Raktapitta, Amlapitta, Prameha and Daha.