Amalaki (Emblica officinalis Gaertn) (Emblic Myrobalan)

  • Guna: (Quality): Laghu (Light), Ruksha (Dry), Sheeta (Cold)
  • Rasa: (Taste): Madhura (Sweet), Kashaya (Astringent), Tikta (Bitter), Katu (Pungent), Amla (Sour)
  • Veerya (Action): sheeta (atisheeta) extremely cooling
  • Dosha: Tridoshic but mainly beneficial for Pitta




Amalaki Benefits and Uses:

  1. Improves Taste and Appetite
  2. Cardiac Tonic
  3. Reduces Cough
  4. Aids in conception and menorrhagia
  5. Strengthens bone marrow
  6. Useful in chronic fever

Contraindication: Do not take Amalaki at night or any other sour fruit before going to bed. They can weaken the teeth and can also lead to pharyngitis.