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The Amazing Amla Berry

Amalaki (Indian Gooseberry)


Indian Gooseberry

Indian Gooseberry

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Fresh and dried amla berries

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Of all the rasayanas -- ayurvedic formulations revered for their positive influence on the overall physiology -- Amalaki is considered one of the most potent and nourishing. The Charaka Samhita says, "Amalaki is the best among rejuvenative herbs."

The Amalaki (Indian Gooseberry) is a moderate-size deciduous tree with gray bark and reddish wood that grows in the tropical subcontinent of India. All parts of the plant are used in various ayurvedic herbal preparations, including the fruit, seed, leaves, root, bark and flowers.

While the fresh Amalaki fruit is used to make chutneys and relishes in India, the Amla-Berry tablets from Maharishi Ayurveda are a convenient way to enjoy the healing benefits of this remarkable fruit no matter where you live. The tablets contain only Amalaki.

Condensed List of Ayurvedic Health Benefits:

  • Excellent source of Vitamin C
  • Enhances food absorption
  • Balances stomach acids
  • Fortifies the liver
  • Nourishes the brain and mental functioning
  • Supports the heart
  • Strengthens the lungs
  • Regulates elimination
  • Enhances fertility
  • Helps the urinary system
  • Good for the skin
  • Promotes healthier hair
  • Acts as a body coolant
  • Flushes out toxins
  • Increases vitality
  • Strengthens the eyes
  • Improves muscle tone
  • Acts as an antioxidant
  • Enhances immunity
See Detailed List of Benefits

Processing for Potency

Amalaki fruit requires a meticulous 21-step process at low heat to maintain potency of the vitamins and minerals as well as the biological intelligence of this remarkable plant.

The processing method makes the Amla-Berry tablets many times more powerful than the simple fruit or fruit powder. The traditional ayurvedic processing enhances its potency and increases the natural intelligence of the fruit, without destroying or disturbing any of its delicate qualities.
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