One of the most well known plants is the traditional Ayurvedic herbal medicine is AmalakiAmla, or Indian gooseberry.
It gas yellow-green color and can grow up to 18 meters. Indian people have been using it for 5000 years now as one of the best natural remedies for boosting immunity and rejuvenating the body.
Ayurveda say that amalaki has sour, sweet, bitter and hot taste which makes it a unique ingredient. It is excellent for every occasions, at any time and for everybody.
1 Amalaki equals 20 oranges
It has been scientifically proven that amalaki is one of the strongest antioxidants. 100 grams of fresh amalaki has from 470 to 680 mg pure vitamin C.
Vitamin C is a known antioxidant that protects the body from free radicals. It is essential for healthy bones, immunity and blood vessels, for inducing the production and function of leukocytes.
Amalaki also has other crucial compounds including flavonoids, tannins, polyphenols and minerals and has anti-inflammatory properties. It can alleviate the airways, cough, sore throat and other respiratory problems like asthma or bronchitis.
Removes toxins from the liver
Due to its high amounts of tannins and flavonoids, bilious acid and antioxidants helps the body get rid of toxins. An article published in Phytotherapy said that amalaki protects the liver from negative effects of drugs, drugs against tuberculosis in particular.
Prevents cancer and helps its treatment
Amalaki boosts the immunity and can prevent and treat cancer. The antioxidants in it lower inflammation and cells damage which is the first step toward cancer and the creation of malignant cells.
Natural cure for diabetes
Amalaki can treat liver inflammation, pancreatitis, alleviate pain and swelling and improve the pancreatic function. Its regular consumption induces insulin secretion and decreases the blood sugar levels in diabetic people. It contains chromium which is very important for type 2 diabetics. Is has been proven that 3 gr of amalaki powder is far better than diabetes medications.
It soothes stomach aches
In Ayurvedice medicine, amalaki has been used to alleviate stomach aches, diarrhea, vomiting, cramps and bloating, infections and to soothe the digestive system.
For beautiful skin, hair and nails
Amalaki rejuvenates the body in a natural way. It protects the organs from free radicals and helps tissue regeneration. Many skin care products like creams and oils contain amalaki and also shampoos as it nurtures the scalp and roots, prevents hair loss and stimulates hair growth. Thousands of people use it as a hair mask and conditioner. It prevents grey hair and fights dandruff.
Accelerates skin recovery
It works for all kinds of skin inflammation and can fight acne, pimples and rashes on sensitive skin, provides strong nails and teeth.
Mask which stimulates growth and nourishes the hair
You can make a hair mask that will promote hair growth, hydrate your hair, decrease the breakage and give it shine and soft touch.
Make a mixture of amalaki powder and a little warm water to get a paste. Leave it like that for 1 hour. Apply on your hair and scalp with gentle circular motions and leave it on for 30 minutes to 1 hour and rinse with water.