Amalaki: Ultimate Vitamin C

Eureka Market Education Guide #180

Amalaki: Ultimate Vitamin C
October 22, 2015 Jae

Amalaki – Education Guide #180

The Ultimate Source of Vitamin C:  Indian Gooseberry (Amalaki or Amla)

Indian Gooseberry:  India’s original superfruit

“Amla” or “Amalaki” has been used as a healing fruit for thousands of years

Amalaki (Emblica officinalis/ Phyllanthus emblica) provides a fully bio-available source of natural Vitamin C that is easily digested and assimilated including bioflavonoids and all Vitamin C co-factors:

“At 4-6 mg/g Amalaki has one of the highest vitamin C contents of any food ever measured. In many of the tests Amalaki has two or three times more vitamin C than any other fruit or vegetables analyzed. And that vitamin C is heat stable relative to any other vitamin C.”


Traditional Herbalism

Considered one of most important herbs in Ayurvedic medicine, a system of traditional Hindu medicine native to the India, dating back to prehistoric times

  • Used for deep rejuvenation
  • Believed to promote long life and youthful vigor
  • Used for digestive help and immune support

Considered one of the world’s greatest adaptogens

  • Adaptogen:  an herb or agent that assists the body’s ability to counter or “adapt” to physical, emotional, biological and environmental stressors, while helping to maintain homeostatis or balance in the body
  • Adaptogens beneficially modify the body’s response to stress




Benefits of Indian Gooseberry (Amalaki or Amla)

  • Helps heal bodily tissues and membranes: sore throat, mouth ulcers, sinus infections, wounds, inflamed lung tissue, all soft tissue areas, etc.
  • As an anti-inflammatory, helps reduce arthritic pain and swelling
  • Helps minimize the biological impact of stress
  • Helps improve sleep
  • Can help improve eyesight; reduces eye inflammation, itching and watering
  • Assists both the liver and bladder in toxin removal
  • Detoxifies and rejuvenates the digestive system and GI tract (
  • Reduces acidity and helps to balance pH levels
  • As one of the most potent anti-oxidants, Amalaki does the work of fending off free-radical damage throughout the body
  • Because of its high concentration of Vitamin C, Amalaki offers major support for maintaining healthy immune response
  • Has anti-bacterial and astringent properties
  • Rich in chromium which can help regulate carbohydrate metabolism and reduce insulin resistance

Additional Information Sources:

Dr. Narendra Singh, Director, International Institute of Herbal Medicine


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