AAMLA: An Important Ayurvedic Medicine
AAMLA is an Indian Fruit available fresh only once a year just like mango fruit.
AAMLA is full of medicinal properties and the richest possible natural source of vitamin C and contains essential elements for keeping our body healthy and resistant to germs and infections. AYURVEDA proves that AAMLA is capable of setting-right any imbalance in any of the three basic elements of the body. VATA (The Air), PITTA (The Fire) and KAPHA (The Water) AYURVEDA believes that it is only the imbalance or vitiation of any one of these basic elements that makes the body ill. The best property of this fruit is that it doesn't shed its ambrosial qualities even if it is dry totally or heated on fire. Its extreme richness in vitamin C is not only good when consumed internally but equally beneficial when applied over the skin or hair. It is a well-known fact that all the natural dyes have contents of AAMLA liberally mixed in it. Even if you apply alone AAMLA paste on your hair, it can turn gray into black.
This fruit has also ample amount of proteins, fats, mineral salts, carbohydrates, calcium, phosphorus and iron. It is not these ingredients' individual effect, but their collective effect that makes AAMLA what it is. It is the richest natural source of vitamin 'C'. The amount of vitamin C in AAMLA is four times more than it is in oranges and eight times more than it is in tomatoes. It is so rich that the vitamin isn’t destroyed whether you burn or dry it. And we know how necessary vitamin C' is for our system. Besides keeping the system clean of the various germs and other filth, it provides resistance power to the body.
AAMLA is capable of curing many diseases and ailments alone if it is taken in the right combination. AAMLA is one of the essential ingredients of 'TRIPHLA' churna (powder). This is the most important and most popular combination of Indian Herbs in Ayurvedic system of medicine. The other two ingredients are known as HARDA and BEHDA. The combination of these three super herbs is so wonderful that it can create miraculous results in body and mind. It has the power to balance TRIDOSHA (Imbalance of VATA, PITTA and KAPHA).
AAMLA is used as medicine to cure the diseases/disorders and ailments such as: acidity, baldness, boils in the mouth, cataract, chicken-pox, common cold, common cough, cuts, constipation, chronic headache, chronic fever, darkness before the eyes, discharge of albumin, dryness in the body, diabetes, dyspepsia, dysentery, eye troubles (redness, etc.), early ejaculation, general debility, gout, hoarse voice, hair loss, high blood pressure, hydrocele, hysteria, indigestion, itching on the body, impure blood, eruptions, jaundice, loose motions, lice in hair, loose vagina, menstrual disturbance, migraine, nose bleeding, navel displacement, obesity, pimples, piles, poisonous insect bite, rashes, restlessness, small-pox spots, stomach disorders, urinary troubles (burning or bleeding urine).
AAMLA is also used as food items such as Jam of Aamla, Chutney of Aamla and Pickle of Aamla, Aamla Sherbet (extract the juice of fresh Aamla). It is better to heat them a bit in hot water, blend in food processor, and then extract the juice by squeezing. Add to this fresh juice some rose water for flavour. Keep in a glass bottle with some preservatives and add sugar to taste when serving. This sherbet is an ideal tonic during the summers. Have a glass of this sherbet early in the morning to pass your day comfortably. This sherbet is especially efficacious to cure even the chronic piles and bleeding from any unknown origin.
CHYAVAN-PRASH: is also an ancient most (Herbo-mineral) general tonic of Ayurveda. Maharshi Chyavan first prepared this medicine and that is why it is known as "Chyavan-Prash". In Sanskrit, Prash means some special diet given to eat. It is made by mixing the elixirs of 18 roots and herbs in the fresh Aamla Paste and sugarcane syrup.
Have a big spoonful of this Chyavan-Prash with hot and thick milk every morning. This diet is a powerful tonic. It is said that Sage Chyavan made it to bring back youth in an old and fragile body. That’s the beauty of Aamla.
There are many other Herbo-mineral preparations available in Ayurveda for various applications.
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