Friday, January 4, 2008
Also known as Indian Gooseberry, Emblic Myrobalan, Emblica Offcinalis.English: Emblic, Myrobalan, Hindi: AmalaSanskrit: Amalica,SivaBengali: Ambolaki,AmalakiChinese: An mo le Arabic: Amlaj AmbliyFrench: Emblique officinalePersian :Amelah, AmuiehUrudu :AnwalaMalayalam / Tamil : NellikkaiOrigin: Northern and South Western India.It contains plenty of vitamins C, B, Iron, and calcium.
Amlaki is a major ingredient of Chyavanaprash, a popular Ayurvedic tonic. According to legends, the sage Chyawan is reputed to have restored his vitality with this fruit. Amlaki is a carminative, Laxative or purgative and is useful in anemia, jaundice, dyspepsia, diabetes, asthma, insomnia bronchitis, and is healthy for Skin, hair etc.
It increases cardiac glycogen levels and decreases serum GOT, GPT and LDL in rats having induced myocardial necrosis. It raises the total protein level and increases the body weight due to positive nitrogen balance. It cures Skin disorders Respiratory infections and allergies and is Anti - Ageing and protect cells against free radical damage. It provides antioxidant protection. It is the richest known source of vitamin C in natural form and contributes towards health and longevity. It is a good body tonic. Use every morning a table spoon of fresh juice mixed with honey that will prevent many ailments. The fruit is acrid, cooling, refreshing, and it increases quantity of urine.
Anxiety: 1 table spoon of dried amlaki powder could be soaked in one cup of water overnight to which 1/8 table spoon of black pepper powder and 2 tsp of lime juice added. The mixture is diluted as required for consumption Hyperacidity:Powdered fruit rind 3-6 grams twice a day with milk cures Hyperacidity Heart diseases:Triphala : 1/3 portion of Triphala is Amlaki. The other 2 parts are pulp of HARITHAKI and BIBHITAKI. Triphala is used in majority of Ayurvedic recipes. It is cardiac tonic and cures heart diseases.Diabetes:1 table spoon of amlaki juice, mixed with a cup of fresh bitter gourd juice, taken morning every daily for few months stimulate the pancreas and enable to produce insulin. Diet restriction should strictly adhere to.
Hair Tonic: Cut the fruit in to pieces and dry preferably in the shade. Boil these pieces in coconut oil (4 times in weight of dried fruits) till the solid matter becomes charred. This is an excellent remedy in early graying and preventing hair falling.