Amla is one popular fruit or herb used in many homes and in pharmaceutical companies to make homoeopathic medicines.
Its Latin name is Emblica Officinalis and of the Euphorbiaceae family. Amla in English is known as Emblic Myrobalan tree, and another popular name is Indian Gooseberry. Amla (आमला) is a Hindi name, and some others are Anwar and Anwala. In Sanskrit, its well-known name is Amlaki and in others Dhatri or Shiva.
Other regional names of Amla in India are: in Bengali – Angala or Amlaki, in Gujrati – Aawala or Aamla, in Kannada – Neilli or Nillikaya, in Marathi – Anwala or Aanwalkanti and in Telugu is Asrikaya or Usheerikai.
It has many health benefits, and in India, it occurs in excess in both hilly and ground areas means everywhere countrywide mostly. In Ayurveda, Amla uses as a Rasayana and the Main Ingredient of many ayurvedic medicines. Triphala is one of well popular ayurvedic herbs combinations that contains Amla, Bheda, and Harad in equal amounts. Amla pickle and Murabba also uses in Indian kitchens that make your meal yummy and healthy due to their medicinal properties.
Its fruits, leaves, seeds, and bark are used to treat various diseases at home, but fruit mainly.
Although Amla’s health benefits list is too big, some popular listed below:
Benefits for hair
For hair, Amla is a great tonic and helps to get soft, long, and black hair. Try these natural hair care home remedies at home.
- Prepare the decoction of Amla, Reetha, and Shikakai and wash your hair gently to get soft, and healthy lengthy hairs.
- Grind the Amla and Mango kernels, and then apply this paste to the scalp and get strong thick, black hairs.
- One another popular home remedy that also utilizes to turn white hair into black is as follows. Take about 30 grams of dry Amla fruits and Mango kernel marrow, and 10-gram Bheda and Iron Ash and pour them in water in an iron vessel for the whole night. In the morning, use this paste to get strong black hairs. Apply this paste for about 10 minutes, and then wash your hair.
Amla is of Cool nature and advised you to try these remedies in summer or the daytime, in the sunshine of the winter season. In winter, you can eat one Amla daily to get healthy, strong black hair. Amla Churna is also good and at night take one spoon with milk that keeps your body healthy and treats many diseases. Another Amla Chayawanprash is one good option to intake this natural herb in the winter season.
Amla for Vajikarana
Amla is a Rasayana and uses in Vrishya-Chikitsa to get vitality and rejuvenate.
- Take the Amla powder, one spoon daily with Ghee or natural honey at night to rejuvenate eyesight, other senses, and indigestion.
- To get vitality, longevity, and rejuvenation, daily take one glass of milk and add one spoonful of each amla powder, honey, and Ghee in it.
Amla is one sure-shot herb and a boon for the eyes. It uses many ayurvedic home remedies to treat various eye disorders.
- To treat eye aches, pour 1-2 drops of amla juice into the eyes.
- Seeds of Amla also help to treat all types of eye problems. Prepare the paste of Amla Seeds and use it as eyeliner.
- In case of loss of light or Timir Roga, prepare the lampblack soot from Amla, Honey, Ghee, and Rasanjan. Mix all of them in a small metal pot and put cotton to flame it. Now on flame hold a spoon to gather black smoke. Finally, use this black soot to treat various eye diseases like Cataracts, Weak eyesight, loss of light, etc.
- To treat Glaucoma, and other eye disorders, take 50-100 ml of Amla juice with natural honey in the morning. This remedy also improves eyesight if used regularly.
Usefulness for Abdominal Diseases
- To stop vomiting, mix the half amount of sugar candy with twice the Amla juice and take. You can also take Amla powder with water. Another, is Gooseberry juice about 20 ml, one spoon of honey, and 2-3 gram white sandalwood mixture used to stop vomiting.
- In Constipation treatment, take daily one spoon of Amla powder with lukewarm water at night.
- To treat Pancreatic diseases, take dry Amla powder and mix some Hing, Fried Jeera, Sandhav Namak, and kali Mirch in it. Now use this mixture to treat Pancreatic diseases.
- In Diarrhoea and Indigestion treatment, take about 10 grams of Amla juice with buttermilk twice a day, in the morning and evening.
- Anaemia also treats with Amla juice. In 20 ml juice of Amla, mix 10-gram honey and 5 grams of Ghee and take it thrice a day. After 5 minutes, drink goat milk for better results.
Amla for Renel Colic
- If you are suffering from frequent difficulty in urination, then you can use Amla to get relief. Prepare the paste of Amla fruits and paste it below the umbilical region.
- In about 100 ml decoction of Amla, mix about 10 grams of Jaggery and drink to treat various types of urinary disorders. It also helps to get relief from fever, fatigue, and pain.
- You can also use Amla juice with some green cardamom (Ilaichi in Hindi) powder. Drink this mixture 2-3 times a day and get relief from difficult urination.
- In the case of Diabetes, prepare the decoction of Amla, Harad, Bheda, Nagarmotha, and Daru-Haldi in equal amounts. Diabetic patients can take 10-20 ml of this decoction, twice a day.
Amla is also used to treat various types of skin disorders like itching, leprosy, cnidosis, herpes and chickenpox, etc. To heal wounds, apply Amla leaf extract to them. You can also use Amla juice to treat sharp knife cuts. Apply on the cut to stop blood and heal it.
Amla’s benefits are countless, and you can use it daily. It has not any restriction to treat diseases only but also helps to stop ageing and maintain good health. No prescription is required to use Amla. Eat Amla fruits, its pickle, and murabba, and make it a part of your daily diet.