Erbe mediche in ayurveda: l’Amla

Sanskrit: Ámalakí (meaning: the nurse)

Hindi: Ámla

E n g l i s h :  Emblic myrobalan; Indian Gooseberry

Latin: Emblica o f f i c i n a l i s Euphorbiaceae

Part Used: Fruit

H a b i t a t : Himalayas, sea coasts, Kashmir, Deccan

Energetics: Mostly sour, but include all tastes (except salty)-cold-sweet VP- (K+ and áma in excess)

Tissues: All; increases ojas

Systems: Circulatory, digestive, excretory

Action: Aphrodisiac, astringent, hemostatic, laxative, nutritive tonic, refrigerant, rejuvenative (for Pitta), stomachic

Uses: All Pitta diseases, all obstinate urinary conditions, anemia, biliousness, bleeding, colitis, constipation, convalescence from fever, diabetes, gastritis, gout, hair (premature gray/balding), hepatitis, hemorrhoids, liver weakness, mental disorders, osteoporosis, palpitation, spleen weakness, tissue deficiency, vertigo; rebuilds blood, bones, cells, and tissues. It increases red blood cell count and regulates
blood sugar; heart tonic, cleanses mouth, stops gum bleeding, stops stomach and colon inflammation; cleanses intestines, strengthens teeth, aids eyesight, highest natural source of vitamin C (3,000 mg. per fruit), worms, acidity, eye and lung inflammations, ulcerations, G.I. disorders, painful urination, internal bleeding.

Spiritual benefits: It is sattwic (pure) in quality, gives love, longevity, and good fortune. For mothers who behave angrily towards their children, it calms and balances their emotions. For children who have lost their mother, it fills them with the sense that their mother is there. Thus, ámalakí has another name, dhatri, meaning “mother” in Sanskrit

Precautions: May cause acute diarrhea in Pitta doßhas. Pregnancy

Prepared: Decoction, powder (1/4-3 tsp.), sweets

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