Amalaki (Emblica officinalis Gaertn) Dried
Dried fruit, ripe fruit, seed, leaves, root, bark and flowers. Each part has a different therapeutic value and must be prepared in its own way for maximum benefits. Amalaki fruit requires a meticulous 21-step process at low heat to maintain potency of the vitamins and minerals as well as the biological intelligence of this remarkable plant.
Traditional Ayurvedic Uses:
Balances all three Doshas (Vata, Pitta, Kapha), especially Pitta.
It contains five of the six tastes, which a very rare and valuable property because it indicates how this one herb balances all the laws of nature operating in the mind and body.
Because of its well-known rejuvenative and revitalizing properties, Amalaki is a powerful Rasayana (longevity enhancer) all by itself.
It is the most concentrated source of vitamin C in the plant kingdom, and the C has a special form that makes it very easy for the human body to assimilate. In addition to this, the vitamin C in Amalaki fruit is precisely bonded with tannins that protect it from degradation from heat and light.
Amalaki is well-known for its ability to boost bioavailaibity and absorption of calcium for healthier bones, teeth, hair and nails.
It also improves assimilation of iron for healthy blood.
It is especially nourishing for the eyes, heart and digestion.
Amalaki is also extremely effective for balancing stomach acids.
Amalaki has a special action to promote strength and lean muscle mass when used with a diet rich in protein and quality nutrients.