Amla is one of the most often used herb in Indian Ayurveda. It has a reputation as a powerful rejuvenating herb. The Amla fruit is reputed to have the highest content of vitamin C of any natural occurring substances in nature. Amla possesses the highest level of heat and storage stable vitamin C known to man.
The major chemical constituents of Amla are Phyllemblin, Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C), Gallic acid, Tannins, Pectin etc.
The edible fruit tissue of Amla contains protein concentration 3-fold and ascorbic acid concentration 160-fold than those of apples. This fruit also contains considerably higher concentration of most minerals and amino acids than apples. Amla juice has twenty times more vitamin C than orange juice.
The fruit is the richest source of Vitamin C and is a diuretic, aperient, laxative. Amla is also used in the treatment of constipation & diarrhea Vitamin C serves as a detoxifier of the liver and is involved in the formation of liver bile It cures insomnia For promoting hair growth and prevent premature graying of hair. Amla powder are used in the treatment of scalp and hair dye - Vitamin C aids in improving scalp circulation.
It is important to maintain capillaries that carry blood to the follicles. It is useful in hemorrhage, menprrhagia, leucorrhoea and discharge of blood from uterus Amla powder improves immunity and gives physical strength - Vitamin C increases the production of infection-fighting white blood cells and antibodies and increases levels of interferon, the antibody that coats cell surfaces, preventing the entry of viruses.
It improves complexion and removes wrinkles and is used as a cooling agent to reduce the effects of sun strokes and sun burns - Vitamin C aids in the manufacture of collagen.
Cardio protective - The vitamin C in amla helps in dilating the blood vessels and thereby lowering the blood pressure. Vitamin C reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease by raising levels of HDL (good) cholesterol while lowering blood pressure and interfering with the process by which fat is converted to plaque in the arteries.
Vitamin C also helps prevent atherosclerosis by strenghtening the artery walls through its participation in the synthesis of collagen, and by preventing the undesirable adhesion of white blood cells to damaged arteries.