Organic Amla Powder
According to Hindu mythology, the Amla tree is said to be germinated from the tears of Lord Brahma. Amla is one of the most revered vayasthapana (anti-ageing) and rasayana herbs.Used for both internal and external application, Amla powder is a power pack of nutrients and helps pacify all three doshas or humours. Amla contains all the tastes described in Ayurveda except salty. A rich source of antioxidants and vitamins, Kerala Ayurveda Organic Amla Powder can be used internally to support digestion, immunity and healthy blood glucose levels. A renowned rejuvenator, or Rasayana, it is rich in natural Vitamin C.
Organic Amla powder can be used externally for skin as an exfoliator. Amla paste can be applied to the scalp as an Organic Ayurveda hair pack used to naturally support stress relief, to cool the head, promote the natural hair growth and remove dead skin cells.
- Supports mindfulness
- Natural source of Vitamin C
- Healthy blood glucose levels
- Rejuvenator, or Ayurvedic Rasayana
- Organic | 100% Natural | No chemical fertilizers
Kerala Ayurveda Amla powder is edible! Use it as a supplement to support natural immunity and balance your Tridoshas. See label for serving size. You may mix it with room temperature or warm water, or add to your favorite chai. Per 1 cup of boiling water, add ¼ tsp of Amla powder in the preparation of your chai.
Hair Pack: mix it with warm/normal temperature water to form a paste and apply to the scalp and hair strands. Leave on for 5 minutes and wash off for luster & hair strength. Do not apply if you have sinus or related health issues.
Skin: use Amla paste to apply on skin for glow and cooling down.
Why Kerala Ayurveda’s Organic Amla Powder?
A household name and superfood - Amla (Phyllanthus emblica) or the Indian gooseberry is a powerhouse of nutrients. It has an interesting balance of bitter, sweet, and sour flavours. Kerala Ayurveda's Organic Amla powder is made from the ground-up leaves of the Indian gooseberry and is used in Ayurvedic medicine to treat everything from diarrhea to jaundice.
Amla is an excellent source of Vitamin C, hence it helps boost immunity, metabolism, and helps to prevent viral and bacterial ailments, including cold and cough. Amla is a very special fruit full of antioxidants that are effective in reducing the cell damage which thereby reduces the free radicals that can cause disease in the body and is even known to aid in the fight against the development of cancer cells.
Key benefits of Amla powder:
There are several amla powder benefits for health. Organic amla powder is the natural source of Vitamin C and can help in enriching the body from within by making the blood vessels stronger and thicker. It also improves immunity so that the body can fight infections easily.
Additionally, here are the benefits of Kerala Ayurveda Organic Amla Powder:
- Delays the process of Anti-aging
Amla is full of antioxidants that help to reduce cell damage in order to slow down aging as well as offer protection from various diseases.
- Aids in the treatment of sore throats
Amla powder mixed with ginger and honey can be an effective treatment for cough and a sore throat.
- Helps increase metabolism and detoxification
Using Amla powder in daily routine is said to increase the absorption of protein in the body, burn calories, and to remove unwanted toxins, salts, and uric acid. It also provides energy and increases lean muscle mass.
- Aids in keeping the heart healthy
Amla powder helps in reducing the build-up of bad cholesterol, clogging of arteries, and thickening of blood vessel walls and as a result, it helps reduce the risk of heart diseases and keeps the heart healthy.
- Aids good health as a blood purifier
Amla powder acts as a blood purifier by helping in flushing out toxins from the body. Regular intake of amla powder aids in purifying the blood as well as increasing hemoglobin and red blood cell counts.
Ingredients: Amla powder
The main ingredient in this product is Amla Powder (Emblica Officinalis) which is made by drying Amla fruit pieces and blending them.
Immunity - An Overview
The immune system consists of organs, cells, tissues, and proteins and together these carry out bodily processes that fight off pathogens, which are the viruses, bacteria, and foreign bodies that cause infection or disease. When the immune system comes into contact with a pathogen, it triggers an immune response where the immune system releases antibodies, which attach to antigens on the pathogens and kill them.
The immune system is spread throughout the body and involves many types of cells, organs, proteins, and tissues.
Causes for low immunity:
Immunodeficiency disorders disrupt the body’s ability to defend itself against bacteria, viruses, and parasites, and occurs when the immune system is not working properly.
- If an individual is born with a deficiency or if there is a genetic cause, it is called primary immunodeficiency disease.
- Secondary immunodeficiency disorders happen when an outside source like a toxic chemical or infection attacks the body.
The following can cause a secondary immunodeficiency disorder:
- Severe burns
Heart disease - An Overview
The term 'heart disease' is often used interchangeably with the term 'cardiovascular disease' which generally refers to conditions that involve narrowed or blocked blood vessels that can lead to a heart attack, chest pain (angina) or stroke.
Diseases under the heart disease umbrella include:
- Blood vessel diseases, such as coronary artery disease
- Heart rhythm problems (arrhythmias)
- Heart defects an individual is born with (congenital heart defects)
Symptoms of heart disease in the blood vessels can include:
- Chest pain, chest tightness, chest pressure and chest discomfort (angina)
- Shortness of breath
- Pain, numbness, weakness or coldness in the legs or arms if the blood vessels in those parts of the body are narrowed
- Pain in the neck, jaw, throat, upper abdomen or back
An Ayurvedic Perspective to Immunity and Heart Disease
Ayurvedic medicine is one of the world's oldest holistic healing systems and is based on the belief that health and wellness depend on a delicate balance between the mind, body, and spirit. The main goal of Ayurveda is to promote good health and not fight disease.
Ayurveda talked about the importance of health preservation way before modern healthcare discovered immunity. It describes the bio-factor 'ojas' which is the quintessence of all the seven dhatus of the body and is responsible for the immune strength of an individual.
Three types of Bala are also described in Ayurvedic texts, namely: Sahaja Bala, Kalaj Bala and Yuktikrut Bala where:
- Sahaja Bala pertains to innate immunity or acquired at birth.
- Kalaj Bala pertains to immunity acquired over time.
- Yuktikrut Bala is acquired with a proper diet and lifestyle.
According to Ayurveda, one of the best ways to increase Bala and Ojas is through consuming a proper diet. An important aspect of increasing Bala and boosting immunity is the concept of ‘Rasayana’. In Ayurveda Rasayana is defined as ‘Yat Jara Vyadhi Nashanam Tat Rasayanam’ meaning ‘which fights aging and disease’. Amlaki (Indian gooseberry), Guduchi (Tinospora Cordifolia), Ashwagandha and Licorice (Glyrhiza Glabra) are considered ‘Rasayana’.
The Ayurvedic approach to heart disease is to identify foundational imbalances that give rise to cardiovascular disease. Ayurveda understands arterial plaque to be toxic matter that builds up because the physiology is not able to get rid of it efficiently. The heart is an important seat (primary location) of vata, pitta, kapha, and ojas (the subtle essence of vitality and immunity), and it plays a crucial role in a number of internal bodily channels (srotamsi). The heart is also deeply integrated with the subtle body, which permeates and informs the physical body, extends beyond the physical form, and is more energetic in nature. As a result, the heart is an important crossroad among pathways through the subtle body (nadis), and it is intimately connected to the heart chakra as well.
Vata, pitta, and kapha are each said to dwell, at least in part, in the heart which means that the condition of each of the doshas can have an effect on the heart health, but also that whatever is going on in the heart can affect vata, pitta, and kapha potentially throughout the body.