Amla (Emblica officinalis)

Sanskrit: Amalaki (meaning: the nurse)
Hindi: Amla
English: Emblic myrobalan; Indian Gooseberry
Latin: Emblica officinalis
Part Used: Fruit
Habitat: Himalayas, sea coasts, Kashmir, Deccan
Energetics: Mostly sour, but include all tastes (except salty)
Tissues: All; increases ojas
Systems: Circulatory, digestive, excretory

Action: Aphrodisiac, astringent, hemostatic, laxative, nutritive tonic, refrigerant, rejuvenative (for Pitta), stomachic.

Uses: All Pitta diseases, all obstinate urinary conditions, anemia, biliousness, bleeding, colitis, constipation, convalescence from fever, diabetes, gastritis, gout, hair (premature gray/balding), hepatitis, hemorrhoids, liver weakness, mental disorders, osteoporosis, palpitation, spleen weakness, tissue deficiency, vertigo; rebuilds blood, bones, cells, and tissues. It increases red blood cell count and regulates blood sugar; heart tonic, cleanses mouth, stops gum bleeding, stops stomach and colon inflammation; cleanses intestines, strengthens teeth, aids eyesight, highest natural source of vitamin C (3,000 mg. per fruit), worms, acidity, eye and lung inflammations, ulcerations, G.I. disorders, painful urination, internal bleeding.

Spiritual benefits: It is sattwic (pure) in quality, gives love, longevity, and good fortune. For mothers who behave angrily towards their children, it calms and balances their emotions. For children who have lost their mother, it fills them with the sense that their mother is there. Thus, √°malak√≠ has another name, dhatri, meaning “mother” in Sanskrit

Precautions: Not to be used while Pregnancy.

Prepared: Decoction, powder (1/4-3 tsp.), sweets

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