Friday, September 28, 2007
Amalaki, Ancient Fruit Holds Promise for Modern Healing
Amalaki, (Emblica officinalis) is a Fruit grown at the base of the Himalayan Mountains in India. It is also known by the Hindi name Amla. The fruit is green in color and sized between a grape and a golf ball. Unknown in the west, the fruit has a historical place of honor in the ancient Indian healing system known as Ayurveda.
Ayurveda, describes this fruit as very important for cell revitalization, immune system function and overall vitality. The fruit tree is revered in India and considered sacred in Hinduism. Modern research methods are revealing that ancient knowledge and traditions regarding Amalaki have a basis in fact.
Research studies available from the National Institute of Health indicate the fruit has an effect on: Reduction in Oxidation, Free Radical Scavaging, Anti-Aging, AntiBacterial, Cholesterol, Diabetic Cataracts, Memory Enhancement, Liver Health, AntiPyretic and Analgesic Effects.
How can a single fruit effect so many different parts of our health? The answer may be in the unique phytochemical signature of this amazing fruit. Ancient herbalists might say "it's good for everything." Science now has a term for the plant compounds that have multiple health benefits. These herbal remedies are now called Adaptagens
If there is a health concern an adaptagen will address it. Many Adaptagens have a history in Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Some Adaptagens with scientific research are: Cordeceps, Holy Basil, Ginseng, Licorice, Maca, Reshi, and Rhodiola.
Adaptagen research gained great momentum in Russia during the cold war era. Adaptagens are plant compounds from a single plant that effect whole body systems. Herbalists in the past called them "Tonics". Since 1968 Adaptagen research has found various spectrums of phytonutrients that flood the body and produce the results that make Amalaki such a standout in Ayurvedic Medicine.
For more Scientific regarding health claims the National Center for Biotechnology Information has a site http://www.PubMed.Gov The site is a service of the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. (Search "amla' or "Embicla officinalis")
Amalaki, a simple fruit from India now has modern research that supports an ancient history of healing.
Jim Herren is an internet researcher providing information, products, articles and ideas for a transformational life of Brilliance and Joy.