Herb of the Week

Sep 15th 2019

Amla (Phyllanthus embelicus)

Amla, AKA Amalaki or Indian Gooseberry has 20x the Vitamin C of an Orange, and was found in recent studies to be one of the most potent antioxidants available! Amla is used to improve digestion, delay aging and regulate blood sugar and cholesterol to name a few! Amla is Tri-doshic, and can be used by all body types. It is a very unique tasting fruit and especially so, as it contains 5 out of 6 tastes. In Ayurveda, the tastes (sweet, sour, salty, bitter, astringent, and pungent) effect the doshas, or "body-mind types" differently. Because it contains all of these, except for salty, Amla is uniquely balancing to the elements. Amla is one of the key ingredients in Ayurveda's most famous formula, Triphala, which means "three fruits." Which is taken for digestive health as well as an overall rejuvenative for the body.

Vibrance Ayurvedic center carries the freshest, organic, dried Amla in Portland, grinding it in small batches to reserve potency. We sell it by the ounce, in Triphala (made here) or as part of uniquely prescribed formulas by our expert herbalists.