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Arabic Name : Amlaj
Bengali Name : Amla, Dhatri, Amloki
Chinese Name : An mole
English Name : Indian Gooseberry
French Name : Phyllanthe Emblic
German Name : Indische Stachelbeere
Gujarati Name : Ambala, Amala
Hindi Name : Amla, Aoula
Kannada Name : Nellikayi, Nallika, Nelli, Amalaka
Kashmiri Name : A’amle
Latin name : Emblica officinalis Gaertn.
Marathi Name : Anvala, Avalkanthi, Avala, Arda
Persian Name : Amla
Punjabi Name : Aula, Amla
Sanskrit Name : Amalaki, Amraphalam, Dhatriphal
Urdu Name : Amla
Recommended Dosage: Fresh Fruit : 10 to 30 g; Dry Fruit : 3 to 5 g powder; Juice : 5 to 10 ml.
Contraindication: Avoid in cases of acute diarrhoea or dysentery.
Amla Fruit is a natural and efficacious antioxidant which contains the highest amount of vitamin C (3000 mg per fruit) in natural form and cytokine-like substances identified as zeatin, z.riboside and z.nucleotide. It is acrid, cooling, diuretic, laxative, refrigerant, rejuvenative and is used in the preparation of hair dyes. The dried fruit is useful in anxiety, melancholia, haemorrhage, diabetes, diarrhoea and dysentery. It has anabolic, antifungal, antibacterial, antiemetic antioxidative, antipyretic, antiviral, aphrodisiac, astringent, cardiotonic, carminative, digestive, expectorant, haemostatic, nutritive, ophthalmic, stomachic, and resistance building properties and is used in the treatment of leucorrhoea and atheroclerosis. Its astringent properties prevent infection and help in healing of duodenal and gastric ulcers. It is used as a laxative to relieve constipation in piles.
Ancient text refer to Amla as the best medicine for premature aging. Regular usage leads to rejuvenation of the body, increases memory and improves eyesight. Along with iron it is a valuable remedy in anaemia, jaundice and dyspepsia. Beneficial in treatment of respiratory disorders. It is especially valuable in tuberculosis of the lungs, asthma and bronchitis. It is also an effective remedy for heart diseases. It tones up the functions of all organs of the body and builds up health by destroying the heterogeneous or harmful and disease causing elements. It increases immunity in the body. It increases red blood cell count and regulates blood sugar.
It is reported to have the property of promoting hair growth, pigmentation and preventing premature graying of hair.