Today i am gonna talk more about Herbs, We use them in our regular life without knowing there importance. Lets see how are they useful.
Emblica officinalis Gaertn, Phyllanthus emblica, Terminalia emblica
Dried fruit, ripe fruit, seed, leaves, root, bark and flowers. Each part has a different therapeutic value and must be prepared in its own way for maximum benefits. 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.
Traditional Ayurvedic Uses
- Balances all three Doshas (Vata, Pitta, Kapha), especially Pitta.
- It contains five of the six tastes, which a very rare and valuable property because it indicates how this one herb balances all the laws of nature operating in the mind and body.
- Because of its well-known rejuvenative and revitalizing properties, Amalaki is a powerful Rasayana (longevity enhancer) all by itself. It therefore is often used by itself even in the Maharishi Ayurveda health system, which usually recommends using herbs only in expert combinations. As a Rasayana, Amalaki helps to culture the full potential of the mind and body.
- It is the most concentrated source of vitamin C in the plant kingdom, and the C has a special form that makes it very easy for the human body to assimilate. In addition to this, the vitamin C in Amalaki fruit is precisely bonded with tannins that protect it from degradation from heat and light.
- Amalaki is well-known for its ability to boost bioavailaibity and absorption of calcium for healthier bones, teeth, hair and nails.
- It also improves assimilation of iron for healthy blood.
- It is especially nourishing for the eyes, heart and digestion.
- Amalaki is also extremely effective for balancing stomach acids.
- Amalaki has a special action to promote strength and lean muscle mass when used with a diet rich in protein and quality nutrients.
- It is most commonly seen along with Bibhitaki and Haritaki as an ingredient in the popular Ayurvedic formula known as Digest Tone , which aids digestion and nourishes all the bodily tissues (the Dhatus). Triphala also acts as a laxative, helps scrub the colon, and supports the action of other ingredients in any well-balanced formula
Bark (inner bark is the potent part, but many companies include the dry inactive outer portion to increase profits. MAPI uses only the inner portion and protects the tree by harvesting amounts that the tree can repair.)
Traditional Ayurvedic Uses
- Arjuna is a very large tree. The bark is used in certain herbal combinations as a powerful, soothing tonic for the heart. It is good for both the physical heart as a muscle, as well as for the emotions associated with the heart.
- Arjuna is used for loneliness, sadness and frustration. It strengthens the emotions to decrease excessive response to stress and trauma.
- It helps strengthen the body's natural rejuvenative processes, hastening the replacement of dead or weak cells with fresh, vital ones.
- In proper combinations, Arjuna helps stabilize an erratic heart beat.
- Arjuna helps balance all three doshas at once (Vata, Pitta, Kapha), a rare and very valuable property.
- This tree herb bears the same name as Arjuna, son of Pandu -- a great hero of the Bhagavad-Gita. The Gita is a treasured poem from the Vedic epic called the Mahabharata.