Amalaki (Amla)
Amalaki-Amla

Widely known as Amla, this herb has been used as the valuable ingredient in various Ayurvedic formulations for maintaining health. These fruits are the solution to our quest of staying young.

Botanical Name – Emblica officinalis

Family – Euphorbiaceae

English NameIndian Gooseberry

Popular NameAmla

Sanskrit NameAmalaki, Amalaka, Dhatriphala, Sriphala, Vayastha, Amrit-phala

DistributionNative to India, Nepal; Deciduous, Warm, Tropical and Sub-Tropical Climate

Part Used Fruit usually, sometimes seeds

chemical composition of amalaki

Vitamin-C,
Gallic Acid,
Iron,
Alkaloids,
Ascorbic Acid,
Bioflavonoids

Rich in Vitamin-C

Rasa Panchaka of amalaki

Taste (Rasa रस) :

    • Predominantly Sour, Containing 5 Tastes, Free of Salty Taste

Qualities (Guna गुण) :

    • Heavy – (Guru – गुरु)
    • Dry – (Ruksha – रुक्ष)
    • Cold – (Sheeta – शीत)

Nature / Potency (Veerya वीर्य):

    • Cold – (Sheeta – शीत)

Taste Developed Through Digestion (Vipaka विपाक) :

    • Sweet – (Madhur – मधुर)

Effect on humours (Dosha-Karma दोषकर्म) :

    • Tridosha-shamaka (त्रिदोषशामक) – Calms down all three doshas, namely Vata, Pitta, and Kapha,
    • Especially effective in balancing Pitta Dosha.

effects of amalaki

1. On Body Tissues (Dhatu – धातु)

Rasayana – Rejuvenating effect on all the tissues of the body. Maintains health of the healthy individual.

2. On Body Wastes (Mala – मल)

  • Mildly laxative,
  • Fresh fruit acts as Diuretic, whereas,
  • Dried fruit of Amalaki works by drying up the excess moisture in stools.

3. Other Actions –

  • Curtails Ageing process (वयःस्थापन)
  • Preventing and Curing Eye Diseases (चक्षुष्य)
  • Aphrodisiac (वृष्य)

4. On Diseases –

  • प्रमेह ~ Diabetes
  • रक्तपित्त ~ Bleeding Disorders
  • कुष्ठ ~ Skin disorders
  • नेत्ररोग ~ Eye diseases
  • अर्श ~ Haemorrhoids
  • प्रदर ~ Leucorrhea
  • रक्तस्रावरोधक ~ Prevents Bleeding
  • अतिसार, प्रवाहिका ~ Diarrhoea, Dysentry
  • ग्रहणी ~ Digestive disorders
  • पाण्डु ~ Anaemia

Forms of consuming Amalaki

amla

Amla Fresh Fruit

1-2 per day

Amla Juice

Amla Juice - Fresh

10-15 ml per day

Amla Candy

Amla Candy

5-7 slices per day

Amla Achar

Amla Achar

1/2 -1 with meal

Amla Powder

Amla Powder

3gm - 6gm per day

Amla Murabba

Amla Murabba

1/2 -1 before breakfast

uses of amalaki

Single Herb uses of Amla -

  • Consumption of fresh fruit daily (1-2 numbers) increases immunity and provides rejuvenating effect.
  • Fresh juice of Amla (5-10ml) mixed with sugar can be taken in bleeding disorders.
  • Fresh juice of Amla (5-10 ml) mixed with a pinch of turmeric powder and taken empty stomach is beneficial in Diabetic patients.
  • Intake of Amla churna (3-6 g) mixed with honey helps in restoration of vision.
  • External application of Amla paste on scalp promotes health and lustre of hair.
Amla uses

Ayurvedic formulations of Amla -

Chyawanprasha-

This popular bioactive health supplement is prepared with 50 nutrient-rich herbs and minerals. It curtails the course of ageing, promotes health and prevents diseases. This polyherbal jam is a metabolic tonic which revives the lost reserves of life force (ojas).

Chyawanprash

Amalaki Rasayana-

It contains Amla, Honey, Ghee (Clariied butter), and Mishri (Crystallised sugar lumps). Highly beneficial a a rejuvenating potion, especially effective in protecting eyes, liver, spleen and lungs. To be added to our diet before breakfast, this leha can be consumed throughout the year.

Dhatri Lauha-

Ayurvedic iron supplement usually prescribed with ghee or honey, indicated in abdominal pain, indigestion, acidity, heart burn, constipation and other problems relating to Pitta imbalance. Continued consumption of this combination of Amla, Lauha Bhasm (calcined iron), and Mulethi churna (licorice powder).

Dhatryarishta-

Prepared with fresh juice of Amla, honey, Piper longum (Pippali), and sugar; it is indicated in Anemia, jaundice, cardiac diseases, cough, loss of taste, fever, arthritis, respiratory-related complaints like cough and asthma. This wine-like preparation stimulates the assimilation in the digestive system.

Amla - Home Remedies

  • Acne

    • Consume: 2 tbsp of Amla Juice mixed with a quarter glass of water. Consume this in morning on an empty stomach.
    • Local Application: Apply Amla Juice on affected area, let it dry, and wash off with normal water.
  • Acid Reflux

    • 4 tbp of Amla Juice with equal parts of water. Consume daily in morning on an empty stomach.
  • Head Lice

    • Paste of dry Amla seed powder and few Lemon drops- Apply over the scalp- Wash when dry.
  • Nose Bleed

    • Nasal Drop: 1 drop of fresh Amla Juice in each nostril
    • Local Application: Fresh Amla Paste over the forehead.
  • Constipation

    • 1 tbsp of Amla powder with warm water –  Early morning
  • Hyperglycemia

    • Amalaki powder + Haridra (Turmeric) powder with bitter gourd juice daily can keep control blood sugar level.
  • Eye diseases-

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  • Hair Tonic-

    • Application of paste of Amalaki on hair scalp nourishes the hairs and its shine.
  • Hyperacidity-
  • It is a good remedy to pacify Pitta conditions. Moravala is a formulation prepared from Amalaki fruit mixed with sugar syrup is the best remedy to pacify Pitta Dosha.

Scurvy- As a source of Vitamin C, serves as an effective remedy in vitamin deficit condition like scurvy. Daily intake of Amalaki juice/powder in diet overcomes this condition.

Beauty of amalaki

Beauty of Amla

Power of amalaki

Power of Amla

The takeaway Note

Vata vitiation leads to a reduction of the Asthi Dhatu resulting in thin and fragile bones.
When Asthi dhatvagni decreases due to vitiation of Kapha, it results in thicker and denser bones whereas vitiated Pitta affects Asthi Dhatu by accelerating the metabolism which leads to narrowing and weakness of bones.

This Post Has 28 Comments

  1. Jasmeen kaur

    Informative post 👍

  2. Anu

    Valuable information about amla.
    Home remedies of some problems are amazing.with the help of this article we are now able to know many uses of Amla.
    We will apply this.

    1. Pramod kumar bansal

      बहुत सुंदर आर्टिकल्स।हमे तो पता ही नहीं था कि आमले मै इतने सारे गुण होते है। इस बेहतरीन जानकारी के लिए गुरु के बहुत बहुत
      सुक्राने है।हम जरूर इसको ट्राई करेंगे।

  3. Bharti.

    Very beautiful all the forms to consume Amla are shared. Thank you very much for helping us learn benefits of Amla in curing different ailments.

  4. Parveen Arora

    Thanks bahut sare benefits hai ye guru kripa se pta chala as a vegetable use karte hai
    Thank you so much

  5. Mona

    Very Useful Information

  6. Madhu Gaur

    Very informative article
    Thank you so much as amla is available nowadays , we all can easily benefit from it .

  7. Jyotsna Rustagi

    Amla ke itne sare benifits.
    Humne Amla ko daily lena start kiya hai. Bahut hi fayada hua. Abhi jaisa bataya hai waise hi try karenge. Thank you so much 🙏

  8. Radha rani

    सब तरह से लाभकारी है।ऐसी जानकारी के लिए हृदय से शुक्रगुजार हूं।आजकल चटनी के रूप में खूब use कर रहे हैं।हर तरह से आगे बढ़ाने के लिये आप जी के अनंत अनंत शुक्रराने

  9. Sonia

    Very useful information thank you so much

  10. Sonia batra

    amla ko itne sare tareeke se consume kiya ja sakta hai – ye pata chala
    jarur try karenge thanks for giving such a useful information

  11. Bhawna chitkara

    Great information..we consume amla but not regularly..by knowing the benefits of amla i will try to use in my every day meal..really too much beneficial..i didn’t know..thanks a lot🙏

  12. Ananya

    Very informative and knowledgeable!
    Thank you!

  13. Manish namdeo

    Guru bhagwan ji ke anant shukrane hai jo amrit tulya amla ki importance and good uses bataye. Aapko koti koti Pranam.

  14. Shaurya Gupta

    Very informative post on Amla. We knew how Amla is beneficial for us but did not know the benifits in detail. Thank you for such great article.

  15. Anju Rana

    A very useful and informative article on Amla. The health benefits are immense which were not known. By God’s grace having it every day in the morning in raw boiled form. The different forms of how to have it is also mentioned.
    Thank you.

  16. Neena Gupta

    Very Informative and a well compiled article on the uses of Amla for various health benefit.
    After having read the article we have increased our daily consumption of Amla.
    Use of Amla seeds for lice treatment was new.
    Thank you Bhagwanji.

  17. Shashi Aggarwal

    Bahut hi usefull article hai bhagwanji.
    Amla ke use aapki kripa se acche se samaz aaye. Hridye se shukrane
    Radhe Radhe bhagwanji.

  18. S K Rana

    Very informative article. Though we are using Amla regularly and this year even during off season also yet so many benefits were not known. It is a sort of panacea for so many ailments.
    Guru Bhagwan ji is opening pandora bos of knowledge for all of us that too in varied fields.
    Anant shukrane Guru bhagwan ji

  19. Rashi

    बोहोत ही उपयोगी जानकारी दी है आमला के बारे में बहुत शुक्राने bhagwanji आपके 🙏

  20. Rakhee kandhari

    Thanks for sharing so detailed significance of amla. After knowing so many benefits of it , will surely try to consume daily.

  21. Savita Churiwala

    गुरु भगवान की कृपा से आंवले के इतने सारे यूजेस पता चला कैसे घर पर ही सब चीजें तैयार कर सकते हैं पढ़कर आंवले के बारे में बहुत सारी जानकारी पता चला बहुत ही सरल तरीके से बताया हुआ है आपके प्रेम के अनंत अनंत अनंत शुकराना

  22. Vaishali agrawal ( jaipur)

    Very useful information thank you ayurveda.

  23. Rita sehgal

    Thankyou so much for such an informative article on uses and benefits of Amla in detail.To have amla juice empty stomach with turmeric is a great information as I am in pre diabetic stage and this will be a big support.Thankyou So so much.🙏🙏

  24. Saroj mittal

    Very useful information.
    Anant shukrane 🙏

  25. Rajinder

    Very very useful information.

  26. Dinesh Khandelwal

    A lot of thanks for sharing such useful information.

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