AMALAKI POWDER (Embilica officinalis) aka - Amla, and Indian Gooseberry Amla is beneficial for the heart of the body and the emotional heart, while it also promotes longevity, good fortune and love. This fruit is a spectacular source of Vitamin C, with 20-30 times the amount, pound for pound, of oranges. Due to its high Vitamin C content, Amla is a powerful antioxidant. It is a superb tonic for the eyes, having been shown to improve nearsightedness significantly in recent studies. Amla is a tonic for the blood, bones, liver, and heart. It enhances production of red blood cells and strengthens the teeth, hair, and nails, as well as improving eyesight and regulating blood sugar. Studies have shown that Amla protects against elevated cholesterol levels and the resultant arterial damage. Amla does lower blood cholesterol, but the cholesterol level will rise again, when the herb is discontinued. Amla is the frontline anti-inflammatory herb, and is used for a wide variety of inflammatory conditions, including hemorrhoids, gastritis, and colitis. It is the prime general herb for the eyes, and is said to treat premature gray hair, especially if inflammation is present.
- Actions: Aphrodisiac, rejuvenitive, nutritive tonic, laxative, refrigerant, stomachic, hemostatic, and astringent. Used for: • Bleeding disorders • Anemia • Diabetes • Hemorrhoids • Gout • Vertigo • Constipation • Gastritis/Colitis • Osteoporosis • Liver or Spleen disorders • Premature Graying/Hair Loss Preparation and dose: Capsules or powder, long term, 1-2 grams (1/2-1oz) per day. Acute uses 6-8 grams (3-4oz) per day