Amla is considered one of the essential herbs of Ayurveda, celebrated on holy days and intimately tied with cultural traditions, it is said to have originated from the drops of Amrit which spilled on earth accidentally, due to a fight between Gods and Demons. Amla is believed to cure almost every disease and promote a long life.
Phyllanthus emblica, Indian gooseberry
superfood, health tonic
Amla contains a large amount of vitamin C and a number of polyphenol flavonoids, including some unique to amla and relatives themselves. Amla contains ellagitannins, such as emblicanin A, emblicanin B, punigluconin and pedunculagin. It also contains punicafolin and phyllanemblinin A, phyllanemblin other polyphenols: flavonoids, kaempferol, ellagic acid and gallic acid.
Types: Dehydrated berry
Can be eaten directly or used as an ingredient in herbal teas. The berry can also easily be powdered and used as an ingredient in superfood blends.
1-2 tsp per serving for general health purposes, higher doses may be used for a stronger therapeutic effect.
Amla is an ancient medicinal food and healing herb that is used in a majority of the many Ayurvedic herbal formulations. It has no side effects, contraindications, and can be used safely daily to invigorate health and vitality.
According to Ayurvedic tradition, amla balances all three doshas. It may be used as a rasayana (rejuvenative) to promote longevity, and traditionally to enhance digestion, treat constipation, reduce fever, purify the blood, reduce cough, alleviate asthma, strengthen the heart, benefit the eyes, stimulate hair growth, enliven the body, and enhance intellect.
Powdered amla blends well with: Acai berry
, Acerola cherry
, Barley grass
, Beet root
, Maqui berry
, Milk thistle seed
, Oat straw
, Wheat grass
, Whole-food Nutrition elixir
, while the whole amla berries make good additions as a health tonic to Astragalus
, Pau d' Arco
, Peruvian Cat's claw
, and more.
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