Scientific Name: Emblica officinalis
Also known as Indian Gooseberry, Amla Powder is a rejuvenating superfood with a lot of flavor and even more healthful benefits. Containing a high level of Vitamin-C, it has the ability to enhance food absorption, fortify the liver, nourish the brain, and regulate free radicals in the body—but that’s not even the half of it. Tart and tangy, it’s also rich in vitamins and minerals such as Calcium, Iron, antioxidants and even Vitamin B complex. Truly, this is one fruit that’s earned its title of “superfood.”
Amla Powder is used around the world for a variety of applications. To enrich hair growth and pigmentation, it can be blended into a tonic. Mixed with honey, it’s believed to assist with nearsightedness and cataracts. From diabetes and metabolic support to heart disease and digestion, its benefits are built for whole body wellness, which makes it a great addition to any diet.
Rich in a number of antioxidants, Amla Powder can help to ward off free radicals, which promote disease and quicken the aging process. By slowing or eliminating these harmful entities, it allows the body to better heal itself from infection and remove toxins from within. This, in turn, leads to better overall health of the digestive, circulatory, and cardiovascular systems.
These same antioxidants, acting in unison with Amla Powder’s natural anti-inflammatory properties, may help lower the potential for heart disease and other ailments. It does so by acting as a blood purifier, thus helping to increase hemoglobin and red blood cell counts in the body. These benefits may even have a positive impact on overall LDL and HDL cholesterol levels as well.
Amla Powder’s antiseptic and anti-microbial properties, as well as its high vitamin C content, make it an ideal solution for a number of skin-related disorders and irritations. By stimulating collagen levels and removing excess oil from pores, these benefits function to brighten skin tone, restore firmness, and protect the skin from harmful pathogens.
By providing high levels of fiber, antioxidants, and vitamin C, Amla’s Powder is capable of assisting with a wide array of bodily functions. Such benefits include preventing ulcers and gall bladder stones, aiding in digestion, increasing metabolic activity, reducing blood sugar, and preventing age-related macular degeneration. But, the true number of positive effects Amla Powder can have on the body is both vast and valuable.
- If utilizing as a supplement, we recommend mixing ¼ - ½ teaspoon into 8oz of water or your favorite beverage per day.
- For even faster intake, you can also make your own Amla Powder capsules by utilizing one of our easy-to-use capsule filling machines.
- A similar amount may be added to sauces, chutneys, and other food preparations as well.
- It can even be mixed into a paste, cream or cleanser, depending on the desired use.
The fruit of a deciduous tree native to India, Amla has been harvested by hand every Autumn for thousands of years and is considered sacred to the God, Vishnu, as he is believed to dwell within it. A staple of traditional Ayurvedic medicine, the berries are said to have the power to balance all three doshas (also known as mind-body types). Its use continues today, having spread to cultures around the world to those who wish to share in its many perceived health benefits.
If stored correctly, our Amla Powder has a shelf life of up to 2 years. To maintain its freshness, it is recommended to always reseal the bag after opening it and removing as much air from the bag as possible. Store in room temperature, away from any heat source or sunlight.