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Amla Benefits, Dose, Usage, Side Effects – Complete Ayurveda Details

Amla or Amalaki can be said as the most used Ayurvedic ingredient. It is both a food and medicine. The little fruit is stuffed with innumerable health benefits that can ever be imagined. The word Amla refers to sour, which is its predominant taste. Its botanical name is Emblica officinalis or Phyllanthus emblica.

Hindi name: Amla
English name: Indian Gooseberry
Telugu name: Usiri Kaya, Usheeri Kayi,
Tamil name: Nellikkai
Malayalam and Kannada name: Nelli
Farsi name: Amlaj

Sanskrit Synonyms:
Amalki – having sour taste
Dhatri –takes care of the patient like a mother.
Shriphala fruit is auspicious
Amrutaphala – As good as nector.
Vayastha, Vayasya – anti aging
Tishyaphala,
Sheetaphala – has coolant property

Classical categorization:
Charaka Samhita

Jvaraghna – Group of herbs that are useful in fever
Kasaghna – Group of herbs that are useful in cough, cold
Virechanopaga – Group of herbs that are useful to induce purgation.
Kushtaghna – Group of herbs that are useful in skin diseases
Vayasthapana – Anti aging group of herbs
As per Charaka, it is one of those ingredients, that can be taken on daily basis. (Pathya).  (Reference: Charaka Samhita Sutrasthana 5/12)

विद्यादामलके सर्वान् रसांल्लवणवर्जितान्||१४७||
रूक्षं स्वादु कषायाम्लं कफपित्तहरं परम्|
vidyādāmalake sarvān rasāṃllavaṇavarjitān||147||
rūkṣaṃ svādu kaṣāyāmlaṃ kaphapittaharaṃ param| – Charaka Sutrasthana 27
Amla (Emblica officinalis Gaertn.) contains all tastes except salt
Rooksha – dry
Swadu – sweet
Kashaya – astringent
Balances Kapha and Pitta.

Sushruta Samhita: Amalakyadi, Parushakadi and Triphala group of herbs.
Vagbhata: Parushakadi group of herbs.

Ancient interesting facts about Amla:
In Vedic period, it was added into bathing water. Charaka has mentioned Amalaki as the best among anti aging herbs.
Amalaki has sour as the main taste. Usually sour taste increases Pitta but Amla balances Pitta.
Though amla has a little sweet taste, it is used as an ingredient in many Ayurvedic medicines like Mehari Choorna, Nishamalaki Choorna etc.

Amla is the main ingredient of Chyawanprash.

Amalaki contains five tastes excluding salt taste.

Distribution: It is available naturally or cultivated throughout Tropical parts of India.

Amla – medicinal qualities:
Guna – qualities – Guru – heaviness, Sheeta – coolant
Rasa (taste) – Has five tastes. – sour, sweet, bitter, astringent and pungent (all the five tastes, excluding salt). Sour is dominant taste.
Vipaka (taste conversion after digestion): Madhura (sweet)
Veerya (potency): Sheeta (cold)
Effect on Tridosha: Tridoshahara  – It balances all the three Doshas.

Amla benefits - Ayurveda Details

Vayasthapana – Of all the anti aging herbs – Amla is the best.
Chakshushya – good for eyes, improves vision power
Sarvadoshaghna – Balances Vata, Pitta and kapha
It balances Vata due to its sour taste
It balances Pitta dosha due to its sweetness and coldness
It balances Kapha dosha due to dryness and astringent properties.
It is quite similar to Haritaki in qualities.
Raktapittaghna – useful in bleeding disorders.
Pramehaghna – Useful in diabetes and urinary tract disorders.
Vrushya – aphrodisiac
Rasayana – anti aging, rejuvenative
Kanthya – useful in throat diseases, improves voice, good for throat.
Hrudya – good for heart
Daahahara – relieves burning sensation
Jvarahara – useful in fever
Rasayana – anti aging, rejuvenative
Amalaki churna is used in preparing a type of salt called Vida Lavana

Amla seed

The Amla seed kernel is sweet and astringent. It is
Vrushya – natural aphrodisiac
Pradara – uterine bleeding disorders such as menorrhagia, metrorrhagia etc
Chardi – vomiting
Balances Vata and Pitta
Kasahara – relieves cold and cough
But seed kernel should be avoided during excessive diarrhea, abdominal colic, purpueral disorders and in pure Vata conditions.

Amla side effects:
There are no actual side effects. It is safe in children, pregnancy and lactation.
But just that it is a natural coolant, some people with cold, cough may observe that the symptoms are worsening, if they are eating Amla fruit or taking Amla powder alone.
Consuming excess of Amla fruits – More than 4 per day can cause skin dryness in some people.

Amla remedies:
How to eat Amalaki based on your body type

Curds recipe of Amla

How to make Amla hair oil

Amla remedy for excess body heat

Amla home remedy for dysuria

Amla juice benefits –
The juice extract of amla fruit is used for grinding with other herbs in preparation of Amlapittantak Lauh, a medicine used in gastritis.
Amla juice for oral consumption:
The best way to consume amla is to eat it afresh. If you are not comfortable with that, you can also crush its pulp to extract juice and drink it. Dose for such extracted juice is – 5- 10 ml per day.

Q: Can we drink amla juice early morning on empty stomach?  if yes should I drink with warm or normal water ? How many Amla should be used to extract its juice?
A: you can drink amla juice in the morning. You can mix equal amounts of water before drinking. It can be consumed on empty stomach. But after taking this, avoid coffee / tea / milk for at least 45 minutes.
The number of amla to be used depends on the size. Ideally 5 ml (1 teaspoon)  in the morning is good.

If you are considering market available Amla juice, then follow the guidelines on the label to dilute it and for dosage. If they contain added preservative, it is best to limit it to few weeks time.

Is frozen amla as good as fresh amla?
Any fruit, which is fresh is always better. However, due to seasonality of the Amla fruit, it is not available all throughout the year. Hence, for the sake of convenience, it can be frozen and used as and when required. I would say, it is not as good as fresh amla, but still good enough to use.

Is Amla incompatible with milk?
Yes, all sour foods and herbs, including amalaki, are incompatible with milk, because Amla curdles it.
Solution? You need to give at least 30 minutes gap between Amla and milk. For example, if you are prescribed Amla capsule, along with Turmeric capsule with milk, then take Amla capsule before food, have food, and then take turmeric capsule with milk. This will ensure that the milk and amla are separated.

Use of Amla in Rasayana – anti ageing therapy:
Amla is extensively used in many Ayuredic anti ageing medicines such as Brahma Rasayana, Chyawanprash etc. Amla fruit alone is also an excellent anti ageing recipe.
Charaka explains usage of amla fruit in following manner for rejuvenation benefits:
Source: Charaka Chikitsa Sthana, 1.3/9-14

  • A person among the cows, living on cow milk for one year mentally reciting Savitri Mantra with Celibacy (Brahmacharya) and controlled senses should at the end of the year,
  • On a suitable day of the white fortnight (15 days, leading to full moon day) of Pushya (January- February), Magha (February- March) or Phalguna (March-April), observe fast for 3 days and
  • Enter into a garden of Amalaki – Indian gooseberry fruit – Emblica officinalis.
  • He should then climb upon an Amalaki tree laden with big fruits.
  • Holding one such fruit in hand, he should stay there reciting Brahma Mantra (Omkara chanting) till the fruit gets impregnated with Amruta (Ambrosia).
  • Ambrosia will come to that fruit for a moment due to the Sacred effect of Mantra, these fruits become sweet like sugar and honey in taste, unctuous and soft.

Benefits:

  • Long life with youthfulness regained, depending on number of Amla fruits he takes in this process.
  • He becomes brilliant, like the Gods. He will be blessed with Shree (auspiciousness), the Vedas (knowledge) and Vak (Divine oration power) .

Amla for skin diseases:
1. लेलीतकप्रयोगो रसेन जात्याः समाक्षिकः परमः|
सप्तदशकुष्ठघाती माक्षिकधातुश्च मूत्रेण||७०||
lelītakaprayogo rasena jātyāḥ samākṣikaḥ paramaḥ|
saptadaśakuṣṭhaghātī mākṣikadhātuśca mūtreṇa||70|| Charaka Chikitsa Sthana 7/70

Administration of Lelitaka (purified Sulphur) along with the with the juice of Amla together with honey is the remedy par excellence for the cure of 18 types of Kustha (skin diseases).

Use of Amla in Takradhara procedure:
Takradhara is a traditional Ayurvedic treatment used for the treatment of psoriasis, hypertension etc. Here, medicated buttermilk is poured over a particular body part for specified amount of time.
To prepare the medicated buttermilk (Takra), amla is used, as below.

  • The powder of Amalaki and water are taken in the mentioned proportions
  • They are heated on moderate fire on the stove until 1/6th of water remains (i.e. until 38 tola – 456 grams)
  • The contents are filtered
  • To this equal quantity of sour buttermilk –  38 tola (456 grams) is added
  • The medicine for Takra Dhara is ready for use
  • Read more about methodology and benefits of Takradhara treatment

Amla for dysuria:
Tree turmeric (Daruharidra) with the juice of Amalaki – Phyllanthus emblica mixed with honey is useful in curing Paittika type of Dysuria. – Charaka Chikitsa Sthana 26/53

  


Dr JV Hebbar B.A.M.S, MD (Ayu), is an Ayurveda Doctor. Click here to consult Dr Hebbar
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Comments

  1. Great. I hv prepared amla oil as per ur recipe and using it since last two months.it’s really goods and beneficial tomy hair .thanks a lot.

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      I am glad that you wrote your success story. 🙂 Thank you very very much.

    • I am using amla juice combined with some chemical available in market.so my question is till how many days i can use this…

      THANKS!!!

  2. Doctor,can u tell me how to mak brahmi amla hair oil?Thank u for uploading the receipe of amla hair oil.

  3. very informative
    Can you pls suggest r write an article on uses of kadukkai/kadukkai powder

  4. Is aloevera ok instead of amla

  5. Can i pressure steam amla and consume it ….will steaming under pressure deplete amla of its medicinal value ???/

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Steamed amla can be taken. Though, there will be some depletion in medicinal values, it will be good enough to use.

  6. Dear doctor, can u plz suggest that what amount of amla is safe in a day and what foods should not be taken in combination with amla.

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Amla powder in a dose of 2 – 5 grams per day is very well tolerated by most. It is usually goes well along with most of food items, excluding milk.

  7. Doctor i have throat problem. I am a singer and my throat gets dry almost all the time. Also i get throat infection very often. I cant even speak loud. Can i still consume amla with honey evryday? Will it aggrevate my cold body more?

  8. The Amla Juice sold in the market is in plastic bottles. If fresh Amla fruit is not available, then is it still better to drink this amla juice from plastic bottles compared to amla powder steeped in or with warm water? I feel that real amla juice is much more effective but am wondering how much of its benefits are negated by the plastic leeching into it/etc…?

    Any brand of Amla juice you could recommend perhaps?

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Having Amla powder mixed with warm water, or preparing Amla kashaya ( a teaspoon of amla powder mixed with two cups of water, boiled and reduced to a cup, filtered), is better than Amla juice.
      There is some compromise for sure, with plastic bottle.

      I guess, Vedic juices amla juice is good..(?) Has good review and is USDA organic certified. – Available in USA Here – (aff) – http://amzn.to/1vmVQ5r

      • Ragmeet kaur anand says:

        Dr actually there is a treatment going on of my skin regarding pimples so can u recommend me whether I should drink amla juice or not I asked Dr about this but he is not sure about ayurvedic products so please let me know because he have told me to avoid many things to eat and to drink so please let me know that can I drink amla juice

  9. Krishna Kumar says:

    Thank you for the informative article on amla. I have juice of amla (3nos.) with my breakfast. Is it OK and can the seed of amla be juiced for drinking? Krishna Kumar,

  10. In astanga Hridaya,in vajikarana chapter,vagbhata prescribes amla powder with milk.

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      In Ashtanga Hrudaya, Uttaratantra, Vajikarana Chapter (40th chapter) – 27th verse, there is a reference of usage of long pepper, amla, processed with amla juice, sugar candy and honey. – Here, milk is not used in processing the product. But is only used as Anupana. Moreover,with the processing of honey and sugar candy, the product would be sweet than sour. Hence, milk as after drink can be substantiated.

      • manjeetb4u says:

        Yes,great information.
        1.Do you mean that taking amla powder with khand and honey the taste and vipak becomes Madhur.Please give me any classical reference or your experience.
        2.In this 27th verse,there is no mention of long pepper.
        3.What Anupana means:-the liquid which is taken with food/medicine or after having them?Classical reference please.

        • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

          1. Amla powder does not change its sourness when mixed with khand and honey. The recipe containing these three will have more sweetness and the sourness will be masked, which would avoid curdling of milk. The final recipe is sweet in taste, and sweet taste is not contra indicated, when milk is Anupana, hence, that recipe is valid.
          2. The 27th verse starts with the word Krushna Dhatri Phalaraja etc. Krushna means long pepper.
          3. Milk itself is the anupana told in that recipe. Please read once more – The verse says – Yo anu paya: pibet.

  11. priya chavan says:

    hello doctor …thnks for the article on amla ….its beneficial….

  12. Dr want to know is it safe to drink amla juice with normal water on empty stomach do reply does daily consumption leads to cold nd all

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Hi, if it is juice extracted amla, then it can be taken on empty stomach. If you already are prone to cold, then you can take a teaspoon of extracted amla juice with a teaspoon of honey, on empty stomach. It also is, in fact a very good remedy to lose weight.

  13. Wht pack can I use of amla on face to get rid of lines scars pimples my skin is very sensitive

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Hi, you can use Kumkumadi tailam – This is an herbal oil – Take 5 drops in to your finger tips gently rub it on to your face for 5 minutes, wash off with warm water. Do this everyday. Available here – http://bit.ly/1DCNNEm

  14. nagu shankar says:

    is amlajuice sold in in ayurvedic stores help to bring down the sugar levels.what brand is best.kindly answer.

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      I am not quite sure about, how far they can help. As a general rule, if Amla juice is genuinely made of Amla, without any added preservatives or sugar, then it can have the potential to lower sugar levels.
      It is also a good idea to rely on Amla powder / capsule, for diabetes than juice.

  15. Dear doctor
    Can I take one gl ass or a half glass of fresh amla juice daily because I am suffering from excess of hair loss. My age is 26. Please suggest me

  16. Fazal Mohammed says:

    Very informative articles, which will help to keep our health in good conditions, specially I appreciate Dr. Hebbar’s suggestions and giving time to reply and help us. God bless you Dr.

  17. Fazal Mohammed says:

    I am taking juice of two small size amla, empty stomach and breakfast after an hour, is it OK or need to reduce the size or can I go for a big size of one piece of Amla. I am 59 years old and I am BP patient.

  18. What is the recommended amount of amla juice made from fresh amla fruit that I can take per day
    Also how much can I give my daughter, she is 6 and suffers from a lot of colds and coughs
    What is the minimum number of amla fruits and the maximum we can consume in one day?

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Recommended dose of amla per day – is up to 20 ml for adults. Up to 10 ml for kids.
      For the kid with cold and cough, administering with a teaspoon of honey (5 ml) is recommended).
      Upto 3 – 4 amla fruits are well tolerated by adults. – 1-2, by kids.

      • Sir i am taking fresh amla juice 3 almas daily for almost for 2 years should i continue ? How long one should continue n does it cause any side effects?

        • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

          Hi, if you have taken it for 2 long years and feel good about it, no harm in continuing. You can take it for as long as you wish.

  19. Hello,

    I want to loose weight and i am drinking fresh amla juice everyday dilution with some normal water and with honey. Will it be useful to reduce weight.

  20. Sir I am Using Amla juice daily 2 Tea Spoons With cold water, my hair its very thin and some patches , its posiible to regrow my hairs.

  21. bharath mona says:

    do taking more than15ml of amla juice is harmful. and i heard tat drinking amla juice causes erectile disfunction,.

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Up to 30 ml per day is good to have. Amla, in fact is useful in treating erectile dysfunction.

  22. How to prepaRe AMLA bramhi hair oil and how it is helpful.

  23. Can we take 20 ml with normal water in the morning with empty stomach

  24. lakshmi narayna says:

    sir , I purchased roots of ashwagandha from a person who is selling medicinal herbs in bangalore. How to confirm that roots I purchased are really ashwagandha roots only
    Lakshmi Narayana H.R

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      You can get it tested in Government Central Pharmacy & Drug Testing Laboratory For Ayush Drugs, Kankanpalya Rd, 2nd Block, Jayanagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560011 080 2657 8555

  25. narinder says:

    Can I drink amla juice mixed with Aloevera juice daily morning and evening ??? And how much dosage will be good

  26. i am taking juice of 2 amla with little black salt and suger with hot water, will it help to prevent hair whitening..?

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      It can. Keep the amount of black salt and sugar to as minimum as possible.

      • Thank u J V.

        One more query,
        for a 20 day’s, i was taking juice of 2 amla with little black salt and suger with hot water and sometime evening also 1 amla juice and i was feeling good and no constipation etc.. but from last 3 days i m feeling fever and some weakness due to fever and mouth allergy…so could you please suggest me what to do ?

  27. himanshu pathak says:

    Can i take amlaki rasayan in evening because in morning i do exercise and takr milk and banana. Will it be equally helpful??
    Or should i take in both morning and evening??

  28. Poornima Sharma says:

    Dr. from past 3 months i am eating salted dry amla minimum 1 week 200 grams is it good for my health

  29. sarfraj says:

    I” m taking amla juce regular since 6 month morning in empty stomach.with normal water. Can be Any side effect

  30. Arun Nayak says:

    Dr. I was drinking total 60 ml of Amla juice per day with water. Recently I vomitted with blood. Is it because of overdosage?

  31. Dear Doctor,
    Can you please tell me at what time in the evening should i take amla powder. Right now i am taking it immidiatly after dinner, 1 tea spoon amla powder with luke warm water. Is it the right time / way to take it.

    regards.

  32. keerthana says:

    Dear sir I’m taking fresh amla juice on empty stomach morning since 2 months…uses to take 3-4 amlas daily…now since one r two weeks I’m taking some 7 amlas…I noticed severe dryness around skin over my eyes since a week or so…I used yo drink 3-4 litres of water daily…also I have dryness overall…does tis related to excess amla consumption…plz clarify me sir…thanks

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Amla has coolant properties. Usually excess intake of coolant herbs can cause dryness. Dryness is a Vata quality and coolness is related with Vata Dosha. I would recommend to take not more than 2 – 3 Amla fruits or 30 – 50 ml of Amla juice per day.

      If the dryness persists even after decreasing Amla intake, then apply Eladi tailam or plain coconut oil dry areas of the body, leave it for 10 minutes then have hot water bath. Take half a teaspoon of ghee per day for 15 days with lukewarm water and then stop it.

  33. sambasivarao says:

    Dr. I started having one amla fruit daily on empty stomach . what are the benefits and side effects of it, pl clarify

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Having an amla fruit per day will give you all the benefits that I have explained above. Please also refer the side effects in the article above.

  34. Dear Dr.
    What is the best solution of hair fall, because my hair fall is very fastly, what should i do and what should i eat ….please suggest me ?

  35. sandeep lohan says:

    Dear Sir,please suggest that amla helps to weight loss, if yes then please guide us …

  36. I want to ask that can i take amla powder with alovera juice?

  37. Hello Dr. J V Hebbar,

    Thanks a lot for putting up this useful information on this web page, I am sure lot of people would have appreciated this work and would have benefited from your recommendations.

    I was trying to loose weight, came across Patanjali Amla Juice few days back and i picked up the same to try. I was planning to have about 15 to 20 ml of amla juice with a spoon of honey mixed with abt 200 ml of lukewarm water early morning, I needed to know if this much is sufficient or i need to do any alterations in the quanity/mix etc.

    Further i wanted to know if it will be beneficial to add the aloevera juice to above mix. Also if you could share your view about PAtanjali Amla juice if you have come across the same.

    Thanks in advance,

    Amit.

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Hi, Patanjali Amla juice is a very good product. No need to add aloe vera juice to it.
      taking it with honey and lukewarm water, like you have mentioned is good enough. Please go ahead. You can use it up to – 2 – 3 months time.

  38. I drink Amla powder boiled in water with jaggery for taste, is this OK? Should I drink only the juice or also consume the remaining Amla paste residue which lies at the bottom?

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Amla boiled water along with jaggery is useful to balance Pitta Dosha (gastritis, burning sensation etc).
      No need to consume the Amla powder paste residue. Just continue with drinking the juice part with jaggery.

  39. hi sir,
    i am taking amla juice made by appollo hospitals 60ml daily without honey i do have sinus problem and pitta is it ok or i have to follow any thing else?

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      It will help in balancing Pitta. if you are taking it for sinus problem, add a pinch of turmeric to it, before taking.

  40. i am leen an thin can i take amla juice daily

  41. Parag Mehta says:

    Most commercial “juice” format uses preservatives like Sodium Benzoate . If you google Sodium Benzoate with Vitamin C creates “Benzene” which is a carcinogen.

    I would suggest go for fresh fruit in the season or go to pure powder when Amla not in season.

    • Sreekanth says:

      There is no proven evidence for that. I also saw similar comments with some web links. You need to read between the lines properly. Even the links mention “may” react but no where a concrete evidence found. “May” means uncertain and unproven. You also need to understand the way natural products react is different from clinical trials. Mixing Vitamin C+Sodium Benzoate in lab and natural Amla+Sodium Benzoate are not same! Taking powder is not safe either. It is just a blind trust. There are many chemicals in fertilizers, earth and in air already. The preservatives added in health juices would be minor and negligible compared to the junk and/or non-veg being eaten by most people! So, enjoy the fruits of amla without worrying too much about clinical trials which never had courage to admit anicent medicines. For them there is no difference between vitamin c tablet and vitamin C found in Amla!

      People who are continuing Amla juice from Patanjali or any other reputed brand should not be worried too much about the preservative added.

  42. sir i am lean and thin can i consume amla juice with some honey in morning and evening to fit my stomach&sore throte problems

  43. osikul haque says:

    how long days i can continue to take the amla juice 10ml mixed with aloe vera juice10 ml & 20ml water

  44. osikul haque says:

    what is the benefit to take amla juice mixed with aloevera juice? is it cure the arthritis & constipation

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      It helps in constipation. It is a good anti ageing combination, good for skin, heart, liver, eyes.

  45. Sir,
    I wanted to know , is 4 spoons of amla juice (patanjali),equal quantity of lukewarm water and a spoon of honey, gud for loosing weight. Can it be continued if planning family?
    Is it beneficial at all ages?

    • Dr Malini Bhat says:

      Dear sir, You can take the amla juice as you are taking it now. Nevertheless, besides consuming Amla juice, it is highly imperative to follow a healthy lifestyle by taking a balanced diet along with an exercise regimen for providing the desired results.

  46. I appreciate the good work you are doing 🙂

  47. dear Sir,

    Kindly Tell amla juice (patanjali) Taking of dosage for digestive Problem n Skin Problem

  48. Should I drink one or two full glass of frsh amla juice every morning in empty stomach any side effect

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      One full glass is a bit higher dose.
      Please have only 10 ml of juice mixed with 20 ml of water, once or twice a day.

  49. purushottam says:

    Sir, I am thin guy 21 yrs old.I have to increase my weigh. Is it OK to take amla juice for me. Will it be problem for weight increase.

  50. I extracted juice from fresh amla. Is it good to preserve long period. Suggest me how to preserve amla for long time.

  51. Er. Dhiman says:

    Doctor sab my question is :- Can we eat Amla on Sunday ?

  52. Sir I have pain left side…I checked from two doctors they take ecg …ecg was normal ..they said it is due to acid s gas what is this??

  53. I take trifala churna daily 1 spoon and 2-3 glasses of water, then give 1 jour gap and ahain drink 1-2 glass water….it helped me in acidity and constipation problems. But recently the problem increased due to which along with the above dose, i am taking aloe vera and amla juice after this dose. But its not helping me much. Its my 6Th day. What changes do you suggest?

    • Dr Malini Bhat says:

      Dear Sir, You can take 1 tsp of this Triphala powder with lukewarm water before bed at night. Maintain a gap of 2 hrs. between your dinner and taking of Triphala churna. And in the morning empty stomach the Amla and Aloevera juice.

      • how much should be the dose of juice combination?Does the juice combination have any side effects, as I read somewhere that it affect lever? Also would trifala dose 1 hour after dinner be fine as I come late from office due to shift timings?

        • Dr Malini Bhat says:

          Dear sir, 10 ml of both in ample amount of water will suffice. And yes 1 hour after dinner would suffice with luke warm water when it comes to Triphala.

          • Also I chew harad pieces during day time for digestion only if I feel heartburn….I hope its fine.

          • Dr Malini Bhat says:

            Dear sir, Triphala has Harad already so there is no need to take it again.

  54. Can I mix amla juice with aloe vera juice ( I have very high acne problem) and drink it in morning, both have been purchased from Patanjali so if you can post review on product then that will also be beneficial

  55. sir shall i drink amla juice daily??it will cause any side effects for me?pls reply sir

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      If it is readymade amla juice from market, better to drink 20 ml of it, mixed with 20 ml of water, once a day for only 2 months time.

  56. sir, why do you think why ayurveda is not able to compete with allopathy?
    as it is said that ayurveda has no antibiotics medicines. please clarify.

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Ayurveda need not compete with Allopathy or any other medical science. Every medical science has its own advantages and disadvantages.

  57. Sir I havhave started drinking amla juice ,,, and I drink about 100ml daily ,,, is it safe ??
    The Amla juice is of Patanjali purchased from market ,,,

    • Dr Malini Bhat says:

      Sir, the recommended daily intake of Vitamin C in a adult (men) is 90mg. And the amla juice contains 900mg of vitamin c per 100g of juice. So, you are taking considerably higher amount of the juice. Would advise you to limit the intake.
      Here are some points you may have to take in consideration before taking the more of Amla:
      • Taking too much vitamin C can cause diarrhea, nausea, and stomach cramps.
      • Vitamin C dietary supplements can interact or interfere with medicines that you take.

  58. Thanks Dr. Hebbar.

    Can I apply Amla + Water paste directly on skin?

    Can I apply Amla + some hair oil paster directly on my scalp and hair?

    If you have someother recommendations, please mention

  59. hii sir
    i’m drinking daily 20ml of amla juice with 20ml of water…is it correct or not? please tell me…

  60. if any side effects to taking amala juice ??

    • Dr Malini Bhat says:

      Sir, you may have to take in consideration before taking the more of Amla:
      •Taking too much vitamin C can cause diarrhea, nausea, and stomach cramps.
      •Vitamin C dietary supplements can interact or interfere with medicines that you take.

  61. Is amla juice suitable for my sister she is 16 as amla juice delays ageing

  62. I want increase weight. I am taking medicine of bronchitis. After taking amla juice with honey , start loose motion at least 4 to 5 times. Please suggest what should I do.

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Please take black pepper powder – 2 pinch (2 gram) along with half a teaspoon of honey, twice a day.
      It would increase appetite and will also help in treating bronchitis.
      For further advice, consult an Ayurveda doctor.

  63. Sir, i am 22 year old and i have the pimple problem on my face i have taken the medicine from 5 years but there is no relief . Some time blood come from the pimple and due to pimple there is lot of dark scar on my face.
    Sir please suggest me some thing better so i can see fast improvement on my face
    i have loose all the patient.
    Please sir tell me some think with full dose and how to use.

  64. hi..
    i am 24 year and i have oily skin and i have scar and pimple on my face
    . if i will drink the Amla juice in the morning and can i apply on the face also in the night.
    Will it help to reduce the scar and pimple.
    plz suggest me.

    • Dr Malini Bhat says:

      Yes madam you can drink Amla juice empty stomach in the morning.
      Here are some remedies:
      • Mix 1 – 2 tablespoons of baking soda and water to make a thin paste. Apply to the affected area. Leave for 15 – 20 minutes and rinse with lukewarm water. Repeat 1 – 2 times daily until results are visible.
      • Use your fingers or a cotton swab to apply 5 – 10 drops of unrefined coconut oil to the affected area before going to sleep. Leave overnight and rinse in the morning. Repeat regularly until results are visible.
      • Squeeze the gel from a fresh aloe vera leaf or simply use aloe vera juice. Apply to the affected area and gently massage for 2 – 3 minutes. Leave for 3 – 5 minutes and rinse with water. Repeat daily for two days or until results are visible.
      • Apply 1 – 2 tablespoon of honey to the affected area. Leave for 10 – 15 minutes and rinse with warm water. Repeat regularly until results are visible.
      Some tips:
      • Drink at least 15 glasses of water daily to flush dangerous toxins from your body.
      • Eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, particularly green leafy vegetables, to get the essential vitamins and nutrients that keep your body and skin healthy.
      • Reduce stress. Try meditation, yoga, deep breathing, and other related exercises.
      • Resist the temptation to squeeze acne. This not only increases the chance of deeper infection, but also leaves scars.
      Note: Any remedies suggested here must be tried on small patches to test for possible skin allergies and infection. A full-fledged application must only be tried after you have tested these against your skin allergies and reactions.

  65. Any medicine for remove the scar from the face.

    • Dr Malini Bhat says:

      Try these simple, but effective methods:
      •Use your fingers or a cotton swab to apply 5 – 10 drops of unrefined coconut oil to the affected area before going to sleep. Leave overnight and rinse in the morning. Repeat regularly until results are visible.
      •Squeeze the gel from a fresh aloe vera leaf or simply use aloe vera juice. Apply to the affected area and gently massage for 2 – 3 minutes. Leave for 3 – 5 minutes and rinse with water. Repeat daily for two days or until results are visible.
      •Apply 1 – 2 tablespoon of honey to the affected area. Leave for 10 – 15 minutes and rinse with warm water. Repeat regularly until results are visible.

      Some tips:
      •Drink at least 15 glasses of water daily to flush dangerous toxins from your body.
      •Eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, particularly green leafy vegetables, to get the essential vitamins and nutrients that keep your body and skin healthy.
      •Reduce stress. Try meditation, yoga, deep breathing, and other related exercises.

      Note: Any remedies suggested here must be tried on small patches to test for possible skin allergies and infection. A full-fledged application must only be tried after you have tested these against your skin allergies and reactions.

  66. Ma’am i used honey on my face to remove the scar for 1 month but there was no positive result.
    My face are oily and there are deep scar.

    • Dr Malini Bhat says:

      Madam, I personally have experienced change by applying Aloe vera gel. You can try that. And as you have mentioned deep scars it does take time to heal.

  67. Thank you so much ma’am..
    Can i leave Aloe vera gel overnight after apply on the face.

  68. Hello Doctor,
    i can use Kantilep after Aloe vera gel to remove the scar and pimple??
    If yes then after how much time i should wash the face after applying the Kantilep.
    And how should i use?

    • Dr Malini Bhat says:

      Yes you can. Apply it and leave it for 30 min and wash off with warm water and dab the face with soft cloth.

  69. thank ma’am,
    Its really working..
    Maam can i drink aloe vera gel.
    how much i should drink and what quantity and how many time?

    • Dr Malini Bhat says:

      Sir, You can substitute that with Aloe vera juice instead. 20ml with equal amount of water.

  70. Manish Kumar says:

    Hello doctor,

    Does consuming dried amla is equally effective as the fresh one? What are other cost effective alternatives to preserve it without much loss in the nutrient value?

    Thanks
    Manish

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Dried amla is same as fresh amla, minus Vitamin C. It can be store din air tight container for one year time.

  71. Should I eat amla candy before bath is that okay?

  72. Hi I used to smoke about 10 ciggaretes in a day. I am not able to leave the habbit now I reduced and taking only 3 for a day also I am taking amla juice daily morning for past 15 days. Can this amla juice can render or suppress the effects of smoking and nicotine content in the body

  73. I tried controlling smoking but not able to do. can drinking amla juice can reverse the negative effects of smoking.

  74. om prakash says:

    Those people who take medicine from doctor. Does he or she take it?

    • Dr Malini Bhat says:

      Hello sir, Consult your doctor for the same. He/she might let you know if you can take basing on the drugs he has prescribed for you.

  75. Dear Sir,
    1. Can i take trifala powder early in the morning empty stomach with jaggery.
    2. The content of amla powder in trifala should be 3 time or 4 times of Harad and Baheda.
    3. Trifala powder can be taken life long or i have to give a gap of 15 to 20 days after consuming it for 3 months. ?

    • Dr Malini Bhat says:

      Hello Sir,
      1. Triphala acts differently with with different adjuvants in specific diseases.
      2. The ratios depend again based on vata/pitta and kapha individuals and normally the constituents are in equal proportions
      3. You can take it but not more than 10 grams in a day.

  76. Hello Doctor,

    First of all Thank you for posting such a useful article and than following it up with replying to the questions for over 3 years.. Really needs some commitment, I really appreciate that.

    I Am taking Amla Candy dipped in Honey and dried up. which is available in market.
    How does one find if it giving some results or not ? As I have male pattern baldness but taking Amla candy for over 8 months now.. There seem to be little improvement.
    Any methods to check if it benefits ?

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Thanks for your kind words of appreciation, Mr Anand.
      Improvement in digestion, improvement in mental alertness, lack of fatigue, good eye strength, no liver problems.
      Please consider consulting an Ayurveda doctor directly, if hair fall continues.

  77. SWAMINATHAN says:

    Hello Doctor,
    Thank you giving the feedback about amla juice. Doctor now consuming three to four amla juice daily, without any incredient in empty stomach. Am seeing the good result. How long we can continue this. Now am running 45 yrs.

    Kindly suggest.

    S.Swaminathan

  78. Hello Doctor,

    Thanks a lot for posting such a useful articles on amla.
    Sir I have started taking amla juice 2 tps with water every morning empty stomach. I would like to know whether i can take trifla powder with jaggery instead of amla juice/powder first thing in the morning. I mean which will be more benefical to me on long term. Thank You

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Assuming that you are not diabetic, Triphala with jaggery might be better for you. But it can be generalized without actually knowing your body type, health issues etc. Please consult a doctor.

  79. i have acne problem and have been trying to reduce my weight..i was taking fresh amla juice with curry leaves,mint leaves and ginger liquid extract along with honey.Due to fresh amla’s non avilabilty all time, have started using patanjali amla juice.can i use same method of having amla juice of patanjali with other ingredients (mentioned above) as i use to have before with fresh amla juice.

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Hi, you can take 10 ml of Patanjali Amla juice and mix 20 ml water to it. You can take it along with other ingredients.

  80. Senthil Kumar says:

    Hello Doctor, Once Amla fruit soaked in salt water over night, is the Amla fruit is good for eat the next morning in empty stomach. What are the benefits.?

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Hi, assuming it is for person without salt restriction (as in high BP), the above remedy can be taken. It would improve digestion strength. Make sure to use only small quantity of salt.

  81. M B Joshi says:

    can amla juice be consumed in all seasons ?

  82. hello Doctor,i took zandu panchrishta without mixing with water are there any side effects?

  83. i have spectacles…will amla juice consumption in empty stomach in morning will improve my eyesight???

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Yes.

      • Will be able to continue the amla juice in winter???

        • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

          You can continue it. But if you get cold and cough, then better to stop it during winter.

          • what is the dosage of patanjali amla juice????means how will i take it???please tell me the methods???

          • Dr Malini Bhat says:

            Hello Sir, It can be taken 20ml with equal amount of water twice a day. The juice should be taken on an empty stomach.

          • Malini mam you say that it can be taken 20 ml with equal amount of water twice a day my question is that first dose i will take in the morning in an empty stomach and when will i take the second dose

          • Dr Malini Bhat says:

            Hello Sir, You can take the second dose in the evening before dinner.

          • Hello mam i have high power and astigmatism also will consuming patanjali amla juice helps in reducing the power and astigmatism???

          • Dr Malini Bhat says:

            Hello Sir, It can be used as a adjuvant and not for the treatment of High power and astigmatism in particular.

  84. I have white hair will taking patanjali amla juice helps in preventing pre mature greying?? Or will it reverse those white hair to black???

    • Dr Malini Bhat says:

      It can prevent in the long run and cannot be reversed now. Drinking and applying can help.
      Some amla home remedies that may help you treat and prevent grey hair:
      •Amla with Coconut Oil: 1 cup coconut oil + 2 tbsp amla powder.
      Boil coconut oil in a pan and add this powder to it. Heat it till this mixture turns dark brown. Store this oil in a bottle and use regularly.
      •Amla With Almond Oil: heat almond oil and add this powder to it. Allow it to boil until it becomes dark in color. Let this oil cool and then pour it into a bottle.
      •Amla With Lemon Juice: Mix gooseberry powder with few drops of lemon juice and 1 tbsp of curd to make a smooth paste. Apply this paste on the scalp and leave for 45 minutes. Wash it off with warm water. Repeat this remedy every alternate day until you see positive results

  85. I appreciate the good work you are doing here. I have also two questions:

    1. What is the effective medicine to control diabetes in ayurveda? taking amla juice twice a day for long time can control diebetes?

    2. Please also suggest me a effective medicine for osteoarthritis of knee.

    I will be greatful for you answer.

  86. Will i take 30 ml of amla juice in the morning and 30 ml in the evening???will it be okk to to 60 ml of amla juice in a day??

    • Dr Malini Bhat says:

      Hello sir, the recommended daily intake of Vitamin C in a adult is 90mg. And the amla juice contains 900mg of vitamin c per 100g of juice. So it is ok to take that amount. Limit the dosage to 20ml than 30ml.

  87. Hello

    I am taking amla juice daily morning in empty stomach, 4 amlas.

    Along with this amla can i add small piece of ginger and 4 curry leaves to make a juice.

  88. M.Karthick says:

    Hello sir, I am taking an Amla on empty stomach in the morning as well as in the evening. I usually take only 2 sizable amlas per day. Shall I take this doasage? I don’t know how much weight an Amla will have and how much ml it will give if it is squeezed. So do I exceed the limit???

  89. Ramkrushna says:

    Can you please tell me if it has any side effects if i consumed it after one month?

  90. Avani Pathak says:

    Respected doctor, I have soaked Amla in salt and turmeric water since last seven months and now they have white spots on them.Are they good to eat?How long can it be consumed?

  91. my mother age is 65 and have arthiritis problem but have no other problem…. on 28th of may she starts drinking amla juice(2 teaspoon of amla juice mixed with one teaspoon of honey) now he faces pain on knee what is the reason for causing such problem??…. should she continue??? please reply

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Hi, it is very unlikely for 2 teaspoon of amla juice per day to cause worsening of knee pain. It appears that your mother does not tolerate coolant things. If the pain continues to exist even after 2 weeks of amla juice usage, and if you find no other reason for the knee pain, consider stopping amla juice.

  92. Hi sir, thanks for the excellent article.. My question is
    Is BV Pundits amla juice available in the market good?
    Can I have 10 ml of this Amla juice after dinner?
    I usually exercise from 7 to 7.30 in the evening everyday.. Can I drink amla juice just after my exercise??
    Kindly advice
    Thanks in advance

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