Indian gooseberry or Amla is an important herbal drug used in the Ayurvedic system of medicine. Amalaki is said to have originated from the drops of Amruth which spilled on earth accidentally during Ksheer Sagar Manthan. It is a nature’s gift to humans to promote a disease free healthy life, and highly nutritious as well as an important dietary source of vitamine C, amino acids and minerals. Amalaki is a deciduous tree native to India and botanically identified as phillanthus emblica (Emblica officinalis ) of Euphorbiaceae family. It is an ingredient of commonly used formulations like triphala choorna, chyawanprasha rasaayana, brahma rasayan , amalaki rasaayana etc.
Preparation and use of Amalaki juice
Collect fresh Amalaki fruits with no blemishes and soaked in salt water for a while to remove any unwanted contaminants. Take 3-5 Amalaki fruits, remove the seeds and cut into small pieces. Grind these pieces by adding little water and to get a fine paste. Add 200ml of water to it then sieve it . Add one spoon of honey, 2gm pepper powder, a pinch of black salt and consume freshly in empty stomach. If this preparation taken regularly it nourishes the brain, supports the heart, detoxifies the liver, clears the skin, and strengthen the lungs. It is rich in antioxidants which inhibits the formation of free radicals also. Therefore regular intake of juice helps in prevention of onset of cancers.
Dr.Rejukrishnan MD (Ayu)
Dr.Rejukrishnan completed BAMS from Muniyal Institute of Ayurveda medical science Manipal, Karnataka in 2007, and MD (Ayu) in Dravyaguna from A.L.N.Rao memorial Ayurveda medical college Koppa, Chikkamangalore, Karnataka in 2012, under Rajiv Gandhi University of health science Bangalore. Working as an Assistant professor in Dravyaguna department with a teaching experience of 4 years.