All in one herbal

Author: Linda Sinden   Date Posted:1 October 2018 

Amalaki is traditionally described as a divine plant with remarkable properties. It is described as having longevity-enhancing and disease-defying qualities. A powerful and  rejuvenating herb, Amalaki helps to cool, tone and nourish tissues and organs. The fruit is a rich source of  antioxidants and vitamin C. It is considered one of the most powerful rejuvenating herbs in Ayurveda. Charaka Samhita, a text of Ayurveda says Amalaki is the best among rejuvenative herbs. It is known by the following names:

Sanskrit  Amalaki

Hindi Amla

English Indian Gooseberry

Latin Emblica Officinalis, Phyllanthus Emblica or Terminalia Emblica


Balancing for you

No matter your body type of nature or your current imbalance, the fruit of Amalaki is balancing to all types and doshas. Traditionally it is said to help

  • Strengthen digestion to support optimal food absorption and reduction of impurities from undigested foods.
  • Strengthen digestion without heating and is traditionally considered one of the best herbs for helping to balance stomach acid.
  • Eliminate toxins from the body and support healthy evacuation of bowel, urine and menstrual flow.
  • Strengthen and stimulate the liver.
  • Balance the urinary system when there is a mild burning sensation while urinating. It also acts as a mild diuretic in a natural way that is not disruptive or harmful to the body.
  • Strengthen and nurture the lungs aiding a healthy moisture and mucous balance. It can also help the body fight respiratory infections.
  • Enhance fertility in both men and women and supports overall  reproductive health.
  • Nourish the brain as it is a Medhya herb - that which enhances co-ordination between acquisition, retention and recall. It supports a sharper intellect, stronger mind and heightened sensory awareness. A gentleman client who had 5 strokes was able to be mentally alert, play the piano and be physically active when taking Amalaki. When he ran out of Amalaki his wife reported that it became difficult for him to be alert or to  get out of bed in the morning.
  • strengthen the cardiovascular system as it nurtures the heart, blood and circulation
  • Improve assimilation of iron.
  • Improve the glow and luster of the skin, as it cleanses the skin and helps to protect from bacterial infection.
  • Strengthen and enhance muscle tone as it enhances protein synthesis and promotes a positive nitrogen balance. A top level sportswoman who is my client speaks highly of  how Amalaki  supports her endurance and performance.
  • The hair (helps prevent early graying or thinning of hair); the nails, teeth and bones as it supports absorption of calcium and other nutrients.
  • Strengthen the eyes and protect them from imbalance.
  • Research studies have shown that Amalaki helps to protect the liver, can aid in the  reduction of cholesterol and its antioxidant activity is most impressive.


How to take Amalaki

You can take Amalaki on its own or in the combination below based upon your needs. As you see above, the remarkably wide ranging benefits of Amalaki means it is used to support a wide range of conditions and imbalances. Each of the products below uses amalaki

Organic Amalaki   

Digest Tone Organic  

Emotional Balance  

Aci Balance  

Aller Breathe

Aller Defence

Amrit Kalash Ambrosia


Wishing you the bliss of balance

Linda Sinden has been a practising Maharishi Ayurveda Consultant since 1990 and is a regular contributor to our weekly Insights. She has a practice in Auckland, New Zealand and also provides phone or Skype sessions for those who need assistance, but don’t have a consultant in their vicinity.

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