Posted by: sakalaradiance | January 8, 2009

Powerhouse Ayurvedic Ingredient: Amla

Amla or Amalaki has been renowned for thousands of years in Ayurveda for its slew of powerful healing properties. One of Ayurveda’s royal  rasayanas (powerful tonics), the amalaki fruit and it’s byproducts are packed with antioxidants.

Here is a list of some of Amla’s internal health benefits:

  • Excellent source of Vitamin C
  • Enhances food absorption
  • Balances stomach acids
  • Fortifies the liver
  • Nourishes the brain and mental functioning
  • Supports the heart
  • Strengthens the lungs
  • Regulates elimination
  • Enhances fertility
  • Helps the urinary system
  • Good for the skin
  • Promotes healthier hair
  • Acts as a body coolant
  • Flushes out toxins
  • Increases vitality
  • Strengthens the eyes
  • Improves muscle tone
  • Acts as an antioxidant
  • Enhances immunity

You can find Amalaki in many nutritional supplements and tonics, as well DoshaCare products. Found in high concentrations in the Vata Elixir, Pitta Elixir and Kapha Cleansing Gel, Amla is used to exfoliate and brighten the skin. Known as the richest natural source of Vitamin C, Amla’s anti-aging powers both topically and internally are widely known. Ripe with minerals and amino acids, this ingredient also serves as an antibacterial astringent keeping skin clear and radiant. For more information on DoshaCare Products and Ayurveda visit


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