Amla powder is a best herb for rejuvenation in Ayurveda. It is a major ingredient in Chyawanprash. Here are many suggestions on how to eat Amla, based on your body type, Dosha imbalance and health conditions.
How To Eat Amla fruit? – If fresh Amla fruit is available, then you can eat it as such, or make salads, chutney, pickle with it to enjoy fresh Amla fruit in different ways. If fresh amla is not available, then amla powder can be consumed.
How To consume Amla Powder?
If you wish to take Amla, then consuming chyawnaprash is a good way. But for some reason, if you do not like chyawanprash, you can make Amla recipe along with different liquids, based on your body type, body needs, disease conditions and Dosha imbalance.
Amla powder for Vata balance –
If you have Vata imbalance, like joint diseases, gas trouble, then Amla can be taken along with Sesame oil (gingelly oil). The quantity can be – one teaspoon of amla with two teaspoons of sesame oil. If you do not like the taste of sesame oil, you can make a paste of amla powder and sesame oil and swallow it with hot water.
Amla powder for Pitta balance - If you want to achieve Pitta balance, if you have digestion problems, or some skin related issues like acne, you can have Amla along with ghee (clarified butter). The dose can be – one teaspoon of amla churna with one teaspoon of clarified butter. Follow it up with a glass of hot water.
Another way to take Amla powder for Pitta is to take it along with jaggery. Learn how to do it – Amla Home remedy for Pitta
Amla powder for Kapha balance – For Kapha balance, for diseases like obesity, respiratory diseases etc, you may have Amla churna along with honey.
If none of these are available, you can simply add amla powder into water and drink it as such.
So in one way or the other, make sure to include some Amla in your diet.
Good Amla brand:
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Q: Do amla candy and Amla ka murrabba has same benefits as amla powder? Can I take them empty stomach in the morning with luke warm honey-lemon water? Or what is the best time to take it?
A: I assume that Amla candy is Amla + sugar. Murabba is also made with amla fruits dipped in sugar syrup. So, I think they both should be similar. Morning or afternoon, one hour before food is the best time to take it. You can take it with honey-lemon water.
Q: Is Amla chutney recipe a great way to consume Amla?
Yes it is. You can make Chutney with Amla pulp paste by adding a few spices and reap its benefits.
Q: What are the health benefits of amla juice?
Amla juice is made with fresh fruits with sweetening agents. It helps to balance Pitta and useful to relieve burning sensation. Other than this, it contains all the inherent benefits of Amalaki.
Q: Is eating Amla during pregnancy is good?
A: As per Ayurveda, Amla can be consumed during pregnancy. But make sure that the powder or fruit that you collect from market is of very good quality.
Can Amla murabba be eaten empty stomach?
Usually those substances that cause stomach irritation are advised to be taken after food. But in case of Murabba, Amla, though having sour taste, is soothing to stomach, so also is sugar syrup used in Murabba. Hence, it can be taken on empty stomach / before food.