Amalaki, Amla or Indian gooseberry (lat. Emblica officinalis) is one of the most popular herbs of traditional ayurvedic medicine.
Fruit Amalaki, yellow-green fruit tree that can grow up to 18 meters in height, people in India have been used for over 5,000 years as one of the most powerful natural remedies to boost immunity and rejuvenation of the body.
According to Ayurveda, amalaki contains five of the six tastes (rasa): sour, sweet, bitter, angry and bitter. It is the only food in the world for these properties.
In India it considered as a divine plant, because of its combination of ingredients allows the balance of the three doshas.
It is suitable in every season, in all weather conditions and every type of body structure.
A unique and important Ayurvedic remedy was recognized by modern medicine. So far spent more than a hundred international studies have found that amalaki cleans, protects and rejuvenates the entire body.
The healing properties of the fruit Amalaki
• protect the liver
• lowers cholesterol
• cleanses and rejuvenates the body
• strengthens the immune system
• stops inflammation
• protects against cancer
• rejuvenates the skin
• treated pancreas
• lowers blood sugar
• relieves indigestion and heartburn
• stimulates the growth of hair and nails
Natural protection from viruses, bacteria and fungi – One amalaki as 20 oranges
Scientific research has revealed that amalaki is one of the best sources of antioxidants in the world.
100 grams of fresh fruit contains between 470 and 680 mg of natural and pure vitamin C.
For comparison, the juice of amalaki contains 20 times more of this important vitamin than orange juice.
Vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant, protects from the effects of free radicals, it is important for bones, immune system and blood vessels, stimulates the production and function of leukocytes.
Amalaki is rich also with other important ingredients like flavonoids, tannins, polyphenols and minerals and powerful natural substance against all kinds of inflammation.
It is used to relieve inflammation of the airways, coughing, sore throat and other respiratory problems, including bronchitis and asthma.
It helps the liver and removes toxins
Regular use of amalaki helps to clean the body of toxins, thanks to the large amount of tannins and flavonoids, gallic acids and antioxidants it contains.
A study published in the journal “phytotherapic survey” revealed that Amalaki may protect the liver from the adverse effects of medicines.
In particular, it has proven to be effective in neutralizing the result of medications for tuberculosis, as well as other synthetic medicaments which liver daily burden.
A Japanese study found that amalaki extract suppresses the growth of cancer cells in the body.
This fruit, according to the study, contains a number of ingredients that strengthen the immune system and are useful not only in prevention but also in the treatment of cancer.
Antioxidants help to reduce inflammation and cell damage, which is the first step in the development of cancer and the formation of malignant cells in the body.
Scientists at the University of Pittsburgh are investigating pancreatic cancer, they found that amalaki, combined with other ingredients known to the ancient Ayurvedic blends Triphala can reduce the growth of tumors in this organ.
The research was conducted on mice and found that the size of tumors in mice who have used this mixture has decreased by 50%.
They’re waiting for new research to this, one of the most progressive types of cancer, stopped in time.
Natural remedy for pancreas and diabetes
Amalaki has proven to be effective as a natural remedy for treating inflammation of the pancreas, pancreatitis.
It reduces pain, swelling and helps better function of the pancreas.
Regular use of amalaki helps in insulin secretion and lowers blood sugar levels in patients with diabetes.
It is rich in chromium, which is particularly important in diabetes type 2.
Studies confirm that 3 grams of Amalaki powder in individuals proved effective means of conventional medicines for diabetes.
It relieves stomach problems
Amalaki is used in traditional Indian medicine to relieve stomach problems.
It stops diarrhea, vomiting, cramps and bloating.
Reduces the feeling of acidity and relieves heartburn.
A study from 2010 found that an extract of amalaki protects against enterocolitis, a condition in which infection occurs due mushy, slimy stool, accompanied by abdominal pain and cramps.
Because of its activity, it has a beneficial effect on the entire digestive system.
For more beautiful skin, hair and nails
Amalaki is a natural substance that rejuvenates the entire body.
In addition to protecting organs from free radicals and oxidative damage, it is conducive to tissue repair.
It is located in a number of products for beauty care such as shampoos, creams and oils.
Nourishes the scalp and prevents hair loss. It nourishes the hair roots and stimulates its growth.
All over the world it is uses as a mask and a natural conditioner. Prevents onset of gray hair, and is effective as an anti-dandruff.
Promotes healing and accelerates cell renewal of the skin.
Effectively it means for all kinds of inflammation of the skin and skin problem areas.
It is used as a natural treatment for acne, pimples and rashes on sensitive skin. Strengthens nails and teeth.
Mask that stimulates growth and nourishes hair
Make a nourishing hair mask that will boost its growth and moisturize it, protect from split ends and provide her shine and softness.
Mix amalaki powder with a little warm water until a paste or mask.
Leave it to rest for 1 hour.
Apply it on the scalp and then massage gently in a circular motion.
Leave to act between 30 minutes and 1 hour, and then rinse.