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Emblica Officinalis

Emblica Officinalis

11.03.2014

Amla (or Amlaka, Amlaki, or other variants) is one of the most frequently used of the Ayurvedic herbs; it is the fruit of Phyllanthus emblica, also called Emblica officinalis. The fruit is similar in appearance to the common gooseberry (Ribes spp., a type of currant), which is botanically unrelated to amla. However, due to the similar appearance of the fruit clusters, amla is usually called the “Indian gooseberry.” The plant, a member of the Euphorbiaceae, grows to become a medium-sized tree that is found growing in the plains and sub-mountain regions all over the Indian subcontinent from 200 to nearly 2000 meters above sea level.

Indian gooseberry is a wonder herbs and one of the precious gifts of nature to man. It contributes towards health and longevity.

Amla is highly nutritious and is an important dietary source of Vitamin C, minerals and amino acids. The edible fruit tissue contains protein concentration 3-fold and ascorbic acid concentration 160-fold compared to that of the apple. The fruit also contains considerably higher concentration of most minerals and amino acids than apples. Glutamic acid, proline, aspartic acid, alanine, and lysine are 29.6%, 14.6%, 8.1%, 5.4% and 5.3% respectively of the total amino acids. The pulpy portion of fruit, dried and freed from the nuts contains: gallic acid 1.32%, tannin, gum 13.75%; albumin 13.08%; crude cellulose 17.08%; mineral matter 4.12% and moisture 3.83%. Amla fruit ash contains chromium, 2.5 ppm; zinc 4 ppm; and copper, 3 ppm.

Healing options:  

  • Amla protects cells against free radical damage and provides antioxidant protection
  • Amla is used to treat skin disorders, respiratory infections, and premature aging
  • Amla is useful in hemorrhage, diarrhea, dysentery, and has therapeutic value in treating diabetes
  • Amla has anti-bacterial and astringent properties that help prevent infection and help in the healing of ulcers
  • Amla is sometimes used as a laxative to relieve constipation in piles

Immunity booster : 

One reason for Amla’s reputation as a general energy-promoting, disease-preventing tonic may be its effect on the immune system. Multiple studies have shown significant increases in white blood cell counts and other measures of strengthened immunity in rodents given Amla.

Respiratory disorders:

Indian gooseberry is beneficial in the treatment of respiratory disorders. It is especially valuable in tuberculosis of the lungs asthma and bronchitis.

Heart Disorder: 

Indian gooseberry is considered an effective remedy for heart disease. It tones up the functions of all the organs of the body and builds up health by destroying the heterogeneous or harmful and disease causes elements. It also renews energy.

Scurvy:

As an extremely rich source of vitamin C, Indian gooseberry is one of the best remedy for scurvy. Powder of the dry herb, mixed with an equal quantity of sugar, can be taken in doses of 1 teaspoon, thrice daily with milk.

 

Imunice forte 

Safe Immunity Booster

 

Each 5ml of syrup contains:

Extract of Emblica officinalis……………………………. 50 mg

Extract of Tinospora cordifolia…………………………..25 mg

Extract of Ocimum sanctum ……………………………..25 mg

Extract of Curcuma longa…………………………………25 mg

Extract of Azadirachta indica……………………………..10mg

Extract of Viola odorata…………………………………..10mg

Extract of Piper nigrum……………………………………..5mg

 

Benefits of  Imunice Forte:

–          Rich natural source of C vitamin(Emblica Officinalis)

–          Antioxidant action, with role of neutralizing the effect of free radicals

–          Helps the body’s normal adaptation to the enviroment and for normal functioning of self-defense mechanisms

–          Protects the body against oxidative stress

–          Supports normal functioning of immune system

–          Contribute to the normal functioning of respiratory system

–          Good taste

–          No side effects

Indications:

–          All types of poor immunity

Administration:

Children: 2,5ml – 5ml 2 or 3 times/day

Adults: 5ml – 10ml 2 or 3 times/day