Monday, 2 April 2012

Off Topic - Amla - In Depth

Amla actually means ‘sour’; it's the Hindi term for a fruit tree which grows all through India and carries sour-tasting gooseberry-like fruit. Amla can also be known by the Sanskrit name ‘Amalaki.’ Other Sanskrit nicknames for amla - names meaning ‘mother,’ ‘nurse,’ and ‘immortality’ - really are a testomony towards the restorative healing potential of its fruit. Amla has been used in Ayurveda as well as other Asian medical practices for thousands of years. Simply because Sanskrit is the initial language of Ayurveda, Banyan tends to provide natural herbs based on their Sanskrit terms and therefore offers Amla as Amalaki.

Amla is one of the 3 fruits that are contained in Triphala and it's the main ingredient within the nutritive jam Chyavanprash. Amla contains a very high content level of vitamin C, 1 of the highest recognized within the plant kingdom - Twenty times that of an orange. More significantly, the ascorbic acid included in the amla fruit is settled down by the presence of tannins, which assist amla to maintain its nutritional content even via processing.

Positive aspects of Amla

Supports healthy metabolism, digestion and elimination*
Anti- inflammatory properties, cools,tones, nourishes cells and organs*
Fortifies the heart and respiratory system*
Enhances reproductive health*
Stimulates healthy eyes, hair, nails, and skin*
Balances indigestion
Develops ojas for a healthier immune response and youthfulness*

Amla pacifies Vata, Pitta, and Kapha, although it is especially relaxing to Pitta. In addition, amla regenerates all of the tissues in the physique and builds ojas, the essence of immunity and youthfulness.

Generally, amla is a highly effective friend for many systems of the body. It's known to promote power, reproductive health, and healthy cholesterol levels. Amla is additionally a pick-me-up for the heart, the arterial system, the respiratory system, the sense organs, and also the brain.

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