The fruits contain a high concentration of ascorbic acid, which degrades with heating or cooking. In addition, they contain phenols, including ellagic acid, gallic acid, quercetin, kaempferol, corilagin, geraniin, furosin, gallotanins, emblicanins, flavonoids, glycosides, and proanthocyanidins. The roots contain glycosides and tannins. Most of the properties assigned to emblica are attributed to its strong antioxidant action. The Ayurvedic process of preparing the amla berry results in a 3-fold increase of ascorbic acid and an increase in the concentration of polyphenols.
Emblica exhibits strong antioxidant activity. It is one of the most important plants in the traditional Ayurvedic medical system as well as in other traditional health systems for immunomodulatory, anti-inflammatory, antiulcer, hepatoprotective, and anticancer actions.
Amalaki is also one of the three herbs included in triphala, an herbal formula widely used in Ayurvedic medicine.
– Diabetes: is anti-diabetic and reduces sugar level in urine.
– Rejuvenating, anti-ageing
– High blood pressure
– High cholesterol
– Joint pain
– It improves vision and good for overall health of eyes.
– It is very effective in various bleeding disorders.
– Is very effective for heart and also useful in fever.
– It is used to improve voice, sore throat and various disorders related to throat.
– Amla protects from various viral, fungal and bacterial infections.
– It has aphrodisiac properties and help to reduce burning sensation.
– This herb is useful to pacify all three dosha in various disorders of body.
Cautions: amla is likely safe for most people when consumed in amounts found in foods.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking amla – stick to food amounts.
Bleeding disorders: amla might increase the risk of bleeding or bruising in some people. If you have a bleeding disorder, use Indian gooseberry with caution.
Diabetes: might decrease blood sugar levels. Your diabetes medications might need to be adjusted by your healthcare provider.