Doctor Herbs


Digestive system-

Due to presence of five rasa it finds it application in decreased appetite, indigestion, acidity, constipation, gastric troubles, and flatulence. It also helps in restoring mouth taste and promotes salivation. It also strengthens the teeth. It is helpful in improving liver function. Good results have also been seen in gastric ulcers, as it is sheet virya in potency. It is also beneficial in piles.
Hairs- its internal use as well as its local application on scalp gives good results in hair loss. It stimulates hair follicles thus promoting hair growth and also improves texture of the hair. It also prevents premature graying of hairs and dandruff. Indian women generally use Amla to wash their hairs, which act as natural hair conditioner.

It acts as anti pyretic agent due to sheet virya potency. It also acts as anti-inflammatory agent thereby suppresses pain and swelling.

Circulatory system-

It has a good effect on circulatory system and is of great importance to heart. It keeps check on all the toxins in the body circulating in blood; moreover it also checks the plaque formation in arteries. It helps in lowering cholesterol and blood sugar level. It helps in producing good quality red blood cells.

Nervous system-

As it also helps in suppressing vata dosha therefore, it is extremely helpful in providing nourishment to the nerves and is helpful in paralytic conditions. It also works as brain tonic and helps to grasp things easily. It makes our sense organs work well and makes our reflexes sharp It is also helpful in marinating calmness in mind and suppresses mental tensions and stress. It also improves general intelligence level of a person.

Respiratory system-

It is very helpful in countering kapha, hence very helpful in throwing out sputum from the respiratory tract. It gives very good results in chronic cough, child hood and allergic asthma and tuberculosis.

Excretory system- It is helpful in conditions like Dysurea (painful urination).

Eyes- It finds great application in improving eyesight. It also counters diseases like reddening, itching and watering of eyes. Good results have also been seen in cataracts.

Skin- it is very helpful in skin diseases as it has sheet virya in potency. It inhibits pitta and thus helps in getting relief from it. All the skin disorders are caused by pitta dominance. Regular use of Amla promotes glow on skin and delays wrinkles or loosening of skin. Good results have been found in eczema.

General -As it comes under the category of rasayan, hence works as anti aging agent. It also improves general health weakness. It keeps tridoshas i.e. vata pitta and kapha in balance there by marinating equilibrium in body. It also makes our body's immune system strong therefore help to fight diseases.

For hiccup and for painful respiration
Use juice or extract of the fruit combined with honey and pipli.

As a vermifuge
Juice of the fruit with honey is used. The recommended dose is from 1 to 3 drachms.

For irritability of the bladder, in retention of urine and to the forehead in cephalalgia
Use a paste of the fruit alone or with Nelumbium speciosum, Saffron and rose water. Apply it over the affected region.

To stimulate appetite
Use pickles and preserves made from the green fruits.

For diarrhea of children
A compound powder of the emblic seed, Chitrak root, chebulic myrobalan, pipli and palelone is given in suitable doses, according to age, in warm water twice daily, morning and at bed time.
Tender shoots given in butter-milk cure indigestion and diarrhea; green fresh leaves combined with curds have a similar effect.
Leaves are used as infusion with fenugreek seeds in chronic dysentery and as a bitter tonic.
Soak one tola of the seeds in a tinned vessel during the night. Grind it. Add cow's milk and take. This is a good remedy for biliousness.

For bleeding of the nose
Seed fried in ghee and ground in conjee is applied as Lep to the forehead to stop bleeding from the nose.

To stop nausea and vomiting
A powder of the emblic seed and red sandalwood is given with honey.
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