Amla and Its Benefits

20 Dec

Amla and Its Benefits

  Amla (Indian gooseberry)

Amla is considered as a magic herb according to Ayurveda!!

Ayurveda states “Amlakam Vaya sthapanam” means it is a longevity promoting herb.

It is considered as the best antioxidant, immuno-modulator and rejuvenating herb. It helps to balance all three doshas in the body and eliminate the underlying cause of many diseases. Amla is a rich source of vitamin C. It is an essential nutrient involved in the repair of tissues and the enzymatic production of certain neurotransmitters. It is also important to build immunity system and also act as an antioxidant. Researchers have proven that vitamin c act as a natural Antihistamine and boost the immune system. It can also reduce the severity of colds and flu.

Health Benefits of Amla

  • Boost Immunity
  • Reduce Cholesterol
  •  Improve heart health
  •  Fight free radicals that cause ageing and diseases like cancer and heart problems
  • Burn fat
  • Improve Digestion
  • Healthier for Skin and hair
  • Improve Eyesight.
  • Prevent Hypertension
  • Nourish Respiratory System
  • Fight common cold and flu
  •  Flush out toxins
  • Balance stomach acid levels
  • Support liver function
  •  Regulate the urinary system

Different ways to use Amla

  1. Chop them into small slices and eat them with honey / jaggery/ rock salt.
  2. Boil them with turmeric (haldi) and salt. Chop them into slices and consume them directly or with honey/jaggery
  3. Chop into small slices and dry them in the sun.
  4. Amla candy – Boil them in plain water and chop into small slices, then dry them in sun with sugar
  5. Amla juice -mix well grated amla with water and drink it in the morning (honey is optional)
  6. Make Amla pickle.
  7. Make Amla chutney.
  8. Cook Amla into sabzi.
  9. Amla Murabba
  10. Amla powder – take 1 tsp of amla powder with luke warm water in the morning.


Home remedies of Amla

  1. Drink 20-30 ml amla juice with equal proportion of jamun (Indian blackberry) and karela juice (bitter gourd) to manage diabetes better.
  2. Take amla juice with aloe vera juice to manage high cholesterol levels. It also helps to solve hair problems.
  3. Take amla juice with carrot and beetroot juice for better eyesight.
  4. Take 1tsp amla powder it also helps in detoxifying the ill-effects of junk food.
  5. Take two teaspoon of amla juice with equal portion of honey to treat cold and cough.
  6. Take 1 tsp chyavanprash with turmeric and ginger milk to treat cold and cough
  7. Mix 1 teaspoon amla powder in water and gargle with it twice a day to get rid of mouth ulcers.
  8. Dab cotton swab into fresh amla juice and apply it on the face to fight marks, pigmentation and blemishes.
  9. Make a scrub with half cup blended fresh amla or amlapowder, half a cup granulated sugar and one tablespoon rose water. Use it gently to scrub the skin to exfoliate skin.
  10. Use amla oil or mix amla powder in henna and apply on your hair to stimulating hair growth.

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11 Jun

Suvarna Prashan


Suvarna Prashan is an ancient health tonic for children. It was firstly revealed 5000 years back in well documented form in oldest treatise on child care “Kashyap Samhita”. Suvarna Prashan is an ayurvedic technique to enhance immunity and to promote physical and mental strength of children. It is administered in the form of drops.

Benefits of Suvarna Prashan:

  • Boosts Immunity and protects against various common infectious diseases
  • Develops a safety shield against complaints due to seasonal changes
  • Protects from allergies
  • Builds physical stamina and energy levels
  • Enhances Memory and develops better grasping and analytical power
  • Improves appetite and digestion
  • Helps to recover from illness.

Who should take it?

Kids from the age of 0-16 years

TIME and DURATION to give Suvarna Prashan:

  • Suvarna Prashan should be done on Pushya nakshatra. It is associated with nourishment and is one of the most auspicious of the 27 nakshatras. Hence Suvarna Prashan is preferred to be taken on Pushya Nakshatra to get optimum nourishment and benefits.

INGREDIENT of Suvarna Prashan:

  • Suvarna Bhasma (purified ash of gold)
  • Pure GHEE
  • Honey
  • Herbs

DOSAGE of Suvarna Prashan:

Dosage According to age.


Upcoming Dates for 2019-2020

Suvarna Prashan on PUSHYA NAKSHATRA  at ArogyaLaxmi:

– 12th Jan 2020 – Sunday                                                   – 23rd June 2020 – Tuesday
– 8th Feb 2020 – Saturday                                                  – 21st July 2020 – Tuesday
– 6th March 2020 – Friday                                                  – 17th August 2020 – Monday
– 2nd April 2020 – Thursday                                               – 13th September 2020 – Sunday
– 30th April 2020 – Thursday                                              – 11th October 2020 – Sunday
– 27th May 2020 – Wednesday                                            – 7th November 2020 – Saturday

4th December 2020 – Saturday

Medicine is freshly prepared on every Pushya Nakshatra. Given under direct supervision by most experience Doctors.  

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11 Jun

Skin and Hair Care

Skin and Hair care is not only about looking good but it is about staying healthy. Good care is essential to prevent ageing of skin and hair. It can be achieved  by healthy diet, lifestyle and some easy practices.

Ayurveda classified skin and hair broadly into three groups depending on the prakriti of an individual. It also prescribes some healthy tips, herbs and therapeutic procedures accordingly to rejuvenate skin and hair.

Symptoms of Vata Prakriti:

Skin: Dry, Discolored, Cracked, Dark complexion, Slow wound healing, Rough, No/Less Sweating, Cold.

Hair: Dry Scanty, Split ends, Weak, Thin, Rough, More Flaking

Symptoms of Pitta Prakriti:

Skin: Wheatish/coppery compexion, Profusely Sweating, Hot, Many moles, spots, pimples, Good complexion, Shiny, Coppery eyes, Lips, Plam, Sole. Early wrinkles, Soft, Hypersensitive to heat, Moderately immune, Prone for rashes.

Hair:  Premature graying, Premature thinning/baldness, Less hairs, Brownish, Soft, Moderate Strength, Prone for scalp rashes/irritation, Less eyelashes, Sweat with offensive smell, Hypersensitive to Heat, Loss of natural color, Scalp inflammation, Scalp inflammation.

Synptoms of Kapha Prakriti:

Skin: Thick, Shiny, Smooth, Flabby, Strong, Fair Complextion, Attractive, Firm, Pleasant.

Hair: Excessively oily, Thick, Heavy, Curly, Strong, Shiny, Black, Plenty.

Therapies for Skin and Hair care at ArogyaLaxmi.

Duration of these therapies may vary from 1 day to 10 days.

  • Abhyanga – Body massage with herbal oils.
  • Udwartan – Dry massage using herbal powders.
  • Swedana – Steam with herbal drugs.
  • Lepan – Application of herbal paste.
  • Prakshalana – Cleansing with herbal decoction
  • Shirodhara – Pouring of medicated liquids on forehead.
  • Shirobasti – Pooling of herbal oils on head.
  • Shiroabhyanga- Head Massage with herbal oils.
  • Shiro pichu – Retention of herbal oils.
  • Nasya-Nasal inhalation
  • Dhoopan -Fumigation of various herbs
  • Gandusha and Kavala – Gargling with different herbs.
  • Vamana – Induced vomitting with herbal medicines for expultion of aggravated Kapha
  • Virechana – Induced purgation with herbal medicines for expultion of aggravated pitta.
  • Basti – Anema of herbal decoctions or oils for expultion of aggravated  Vata


  • Rejuvenation of Skin and Hair
  • Anti ageing
  • Glowing of skin
  • Complexion
  • Skin and hair damage control
  • Protection of skin and hair  from harmful effects of dust , pollution etc.
  • Prevention and management of skin disorders


  • Wonder Herbs for Skin – Tulsi, Haridra, Kumkuma, Usheera, Yashti, Rose, Manjishta, Lodhra, Tila, Nimba, Chandana etc
  • Wonder herbs for Hair – Tila, Bhringraja, Brahmi, Narikela, Nimba, Triphala, Henna, Hibiscus etc
  • Wonder formulations for skin and hair can be in the form of Oils, Gels, Creams, Shampoo, Conditioner, Milks, serums, foams etc

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11 Jun

Lifestyle & Diet

            Lifestyle and diet in Shishir ritu 


This is a prime time to build strength and stamina in our bodies. It is also the time to build the foundation for immunity (Ojus) for the spring months to come.



Winter season imparts some changes in the environment like drop in the temperature and cold breezes This may lead to the disequilibrium of Dosha in our body. Also, the Agni (digestive fire) increases with the support of VATA Dosha which in-turn marks an increase in the appetite.

Thus, it is imperative that we incorporate few modifications in our lifestyle, diet and routine to cope with the bodily and mental impacts caused by seasonal changes.  It balances all the three Dosha in our body  and keeps us fit and healthy during this season.



  • Take Sweet, sour and salty foods.
  • Drink amla juice on empty stomach in the morning
  • Drink warm water throughout the season
  • Dairy foods like cow milk, curd, buttermilk, butter and ghee
  • Use Sesame oil for cooking
  • Take jaggery with the food.
  • Take warm soups, Bajra, Raabdi regularly.
  • Seasonal and locally grown fruits like Amla, fig, apple, oranges, Guava, papaya, chikoo etc.
  • Seasonal and locally grown vegetables like carrots, radish, pumpkin, beetroot, cabbage, cauliflower, spinach, ginger, fresh turmeric etc.
  • Oil containing food like groundnuts, sesame or dry fruits like almonds, cashewnuts, walnuts, pistachio, raisins etc should be consumed as these provide abundant energy and minerals
  • Grains like wheat ,rice, barley, bazra, corn, ragi etc
  • Prefer freshly cooked hot food


  • One should have Abhyanga { Body massage } or oil massage everyday using sesame oil, mustard oil followed by steam bath .
  • Daily Exercise and yoga
  • Wear warm , heavy & dry clothes of silk , wool , leather , jute etc.
  • Atapa sevana (sun bath)



  • Bitter, pungent and astringent
  • Laghu (light food)- such as sattu, puffed rice etc, cool, and ruksha food(dry- without oil)
  • Cold drinks and carbonated drinks
  • Junk food
  • packed food
  • Unseasonal fruits and vegetables like mangoes, melons, ladyfinger etc


  • Sleeping during daytime
  • Exposure to cold breeze
  • Walking in morning dew
This is the best time of the year to visit an Ayurvedic Centre and avail of the various detoxification and purification services being offered. In order to gently eliminate toxins from the body and moisturizing it well, Ayurvedic process of cleansing called Panchakarma is recommended. The various warm oil massages really help in building our immune system and a healthy and glowing skin, besides giving our mind and body the ability to face stressful situations.


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