Amla Churna

Amla Churna is the powdered form of Indian gooseberry with several health benefits. Amla is a chief ingredient in triphala. Triphala is a combination of three excellent ayurvedic herbs which is seen effective in treating several clinical conditions. The general dose and administration of amla churna is 1 table spoon twice daily mixed with lukewarm water. Amla churna is rich source of Vitamin C and helps in easy absorption of food by the body. Generally vitamin C is one which is found difficult to be absorbed by the body when present with food supplements. It acts as an excellent body cleanser by detoxifying the waste materials present in the body. Research works has seen that amla in powdered form is seen to have both anti oxidant and anti aging property as well. In ayurveda it is said that amla has the power to improve ojas (glow) which in present day can be said as a boost in immune system of the body.

Amla medicinal benefits

Amla churna is often referred by doctors in treating chronic conditions such as Rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, ulcers etc. Amla consume in any form is good for health, for example Amla juice or Amla churna if consumed daily helps in:-
  1. Improving Digestion Power
  2. Relieving Constipation
  3. Build immunity
  4. Increase energy and stamina
  5. Pushing ageing
  6. Relieving acidity
  7. Curing Gastric troubles
  8. Weight loss and curing obesity
  9. Glowing Skin 
  10. Make eye vision stronger and cure all eye problems.
As Amla is having wide range of pharmacological actions like spasmolytic action which helps to relieve pain and inflammation, it is having rich antioxidant property, and hypolipidemic property which is also helpful to prevent cholesterol if Amla is used as medicine with proper adjuvant.

Recent studies identify that Amla is also helpful in obese condition, where when can stabilize weight by using Amla regularly. Interestingly Amla used as medicine, it is helpful in treating various gastrointestinal disorders without giving any side effects and Amla helps even in treating diabetes as it is having hypoglycemic activity.
Amla is available widely in India so its products are cheap to buy with so many health benefits. People also use Amla as a pickle in India and consume with food as it enhances the taste of food. In India it is used as culinary product to prepare fresh healthy desserts and even as pickles. Amla is also a chief ingredient in many of the ayurvedic - herbal medicines.

Amla in Ayurveda

According to Ayurveda, regular consumption of amla balances all three doshas, that is, vata, pitta, and kapha. Its cooling properties balance both vata and pitta, whereas its drying properties have a balancing effect on the kapha dosha. In ancient Ayurveda practice, amla is used for promoting longevity, improving digestion, purifying blood, strengthening the heart, stimulating hair growth, enhancing concentration and memory, and alleviating respiratory problems.Needless to say that in Ayurveda, amla is considered to be one of most powerful herbs for improving health and well-being.

How is Amla churna prepared?

Amla being a Monomedicine which is being used as different forms and different modes. Basically the churna or the powdered medicament is generally prepared by drying the fruit and pounded and converted into powder form which shows quick absorption at gut level giving better results.


Now Ayurvedic physicians do believe contemporarily as “An Amla a Day keeps a Doctor Away...” Yes, you read it right…. Amla is having so many active pharmacological properties, it acts as ‘Divya Aushadha’ nothing but an auspicious medicine. If Amla is used as Triphala, a combination of three fruits including Amla will give fantastic results for whatever the purpose you are using.


"Not only Amla churna but Amla juice is very beneficial for constipation problem. It can be consumed 30 ml with lukewarm water in the morning empty stomach. User will fee an urge to pass stool after 1 hour and after having breakfast. Once the stool is passed then stomach will be clear and intestines will be relaxed. It also cures related gastric and acidity problems due to constipation. It is natural and herbal laxative with no side effects and can be continued for long duration or life long. Amla also helps in weight loss and obesity because it cures constipation and constipation causes unnecessary weight gain.

Amla is wonderful for eyes and someone consume it daily in any form such as Juice, Churna, Pickle or as raw fruit then it will increase the eye vision and spectacles would be removed soon. All associated problems with eyes will go away. Amla is also anti aging and natural rejuvenator."

Dr.Sony, BAMS, Kerala ..