Amla or Amalaki is one of three fruits used in the Ayurvedic herbal formula called triphala (which, in Hindi/Sanskrit, means literally “three fruits”). 1These fruits in combination are thought to balance the three doshas : Amalaki is sour and balances pitta. Bibhitaki (Terminalia belerica) is sweet and pungent and balances kapha, and haritaki (Terminalia chebula) is bitter and balances vata. This formula is used to treat obesity, and can be especially effective and safe for chronic constipation.
Triphala is considered by many to be one of the most valuable of formulas in Ayurvedic medicine because it detoxifies the blood and liver without depleting valuable nutrients. In fact amalaki is a strong antioxidant and the highest known source of vitamin C. Triphala is a classic longevity tonic that has thousands of years of historical use, yet only few modern scientific studies have attempted to assess its value. It has shown promise against inflammatory rheumatoid arthritis and high cholesterol. It may prove to have potential activity against some cancers.
- Reinforces immune cell defense
- With adaptogenic & restorative action
Amla’s original name Amalaki translates to nurse, mother and immortal. It was described in the ancient texts of Ayurveda as peerless amongst rejuvenating therapies.This famous adaptogenic fruit of India was most often used to protect the vital force of the body and feed the lifeblood of the immune system, making it an impressive superfood.*With decades of research conducted, its potential has now been observed in the immune and respiratory systems, as well as for skin appearance and overall detox function.*
The fruit is an important source of vitamin C, minerals and amino acids. The edible fruit contains three times the protein and vitamin C (ascorbic acid) concentration than apple. It has the highest content of vitamin C of any naturally occurring substance.
Amla C works well as a natural immune booster.
Adults take 1 caplet twice daily after food