Reference: Charaka Samhita, Chikitsa Sthana

INTRODUCTION

Amalaki churna is a powdered herbal formulation made from Amla/ Indian gooseberry and has countless benefits to offer. It has a sour taste primarily and usually sour things aggravate pitta but Indian gooseberry helps in balancing it. It helps in preventing premature aging, boosting immunity. Amla also helps in strengthening the body along with enhancing body's defense mechanism. This powdered herbal formulation has anti-inflammatory properties, acts as a diuretic and is very rich in Vitamin C.

INGREDIENTS

  • Indian gooseberry fruit
  • Indian gooseberry juice
  • Honey
  • Sugar
  • Clarified butter

METHOD OF PREPARATION

Clean and grind amla to form a powder and soak it in Amla juice for a period of 21 days and nights. Mix it with clarified butter and honey and add Long pepper and fine sugar to it. This preparation should be kept in a jar greased with clarified butter and stored in early rains beneath a heap of ashes. After the rainy season is over, this formulation can be used.

PROPERTIES

It is a classical Ayurvedic powder formulation which is obtained from Emblica oficinalis. It is very good source of natural antioxidant and vitamin C. It has rejuvenating and anti-ageing properties that help in various disease conditions. It is used as a health supplement also. It helps to enhance the immunity and protects the body from various infections like cold, cough and allergies. It act as tonic for eyes, liver, hairs, skin etc. It has cooling, soothing and healing properties that help in ulcers and inflammations. It is also useful in type 2 diabetes and pre diabetic conditions as it helps to maintain normal blood sugar level and delays the onset of diabetic complications. It is good or heart as well that maintains and restores the elasticity of blood vessels, protects from the hypertension and dyslipidemia and provides the strength to the heart. Apart from this it provides the strength to the digestive system. It helps to detoxify the blood by removing toxins from the body. It improves the digestion and gives relief from hyperacidity. It has laxative properties that help to get relief from constipation. It has astringent action and used in the treatment of bleeding disorders. It is cooling in action and has antipyretic properties along.

INDICATIONS

  • Constipation
  • Fever
  • Rejuvenator
  • Cardiac disorders
  • Eye disorders
  • Aphrodisiac
  • Bleeding ailments
  • Throat diseases
  • Diabetes
  • Urinary tract disorders
  • Hair disorders
  • Digestive disorders

DOSAGE

5 grams twice a day with lukewarm water to get quick results.

CONTRAINDICATIONS

  • It is a coolant, so if you’re taking just Amla powder or fruit only then it might worsen your condition if you’re suffering from cold and cough.
  • Over dosage might cause dryness.
  • It can be safely used during pregnancy and lactation and even in children.
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