Last week we learned about the properties of Amla as a medicinal herb. This week we will look at some more properties that make Amla one of the foremost medicinal herbs.

Healthy Blood Sugar Levels and Rejenuation

Amla plays a vital role in balancing blood sugar levels. It can stimulate microcirculation for building vital stats. Its also been proven to keep intact functioning of the urinary system, which is again a support system in maintaining blood sugar levels.

On the other hand, because of its rejuvenating properties, it helps in maintaining youthfulness and also helps in balancing the emotional status quo, which promotes the overall well being of a person.

Amla in Triphala and Chyavanprash

One of the significant components of Triphala is Amla. Triphala has three parts which are: Amalaki (Emblica Officinalis), Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica), and Haritaki (Terminalia chebula). Triphala helps in nourishing and cleansing of tissues acts as a detoxifier. Benefits of Triphala also include healthy skin, lungs, and eyes; moreover, it is good for weight loss.

Chyavanprash is a nutritive preservative that has different medicinal properties. The main ingredients are Amla, sesame seeds, honey, ghee etc. Some of those are: 

  • It keeps the respiratory system healthy
  • Boosts immune system
  • It prevents stress and mental illness
  • Nourishes reproductive tissues 
  • Eliminates toxins of the body 

Sources of amla

We can consume Amla in different forms such as; amla tablets, amla powder, amla liquid extract.

Side effects of Amla

As amla is an edible fruit, it doesn’t have any of the side effects. But if taken overnight can give rise to weakening of tooth and gums. It may also irritate the throat sometimes.

Contraindication

Amla should be avoided when a person has high toxicity. We must not take Amla in the condition of Kapha and when suffering from diarrhea.