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Sunday, June 28, 2020

Vibhītakī (Termenalia bellirica): Definition, Indication and Formulation


Vibhītakī is one among triphala. As one among triphala, vibhītakī most commonly used in Ayurveda medicines preparation. Bhīta in Sanskrit term means fear. Vibhīta means lack of fear and Vibhītakī means the fruits that takes away the fear of diseases. Here is the detail of Vibhītakī in table form.


Thursday, June 4, 2020

Amalaki (Emblica Officinalis): Definition, Properties and Usage



Amalaki is called as Indian gooshberry. It is one of the Triphala, commonly used in the preparation of Ayurveda formulation. It is most used Ayurvedic ingredients. It is both used as food and as medicine. The Amalaki name itself from the word amla which mean sour. Amalaki fruit having sour taste, as the predominant taste. 

Sanskrit name

Amalaki, Amalaka

Botanical name

Emblica officinalis Gaertn.

Family

Phyllanthaceae

Vernacular name

-          English

-          Indonesia

-          Hindi

-          Kannada

-          Malayalam

-          Tamil

-          Bengali

-          Gujarat

-          Punjab

-          Assam

-          Manipuri

-          Marathi

-          Urdu

-          Arab

 

Indian gooshberry

Amla, amloko

Amla, Awla, Anwla, Ambala, Amlika

Nelli, Nellikai

Nelli

Nellikkai, Perunelli, Nellikaae

Aamla, Amla, Aamalaki, Aamro

Aavla, Aamlam, Aamli

Aamla, Ambalo, Ambul

Amlaki, Amla, Amlokhi, Amlok

Heikru

Aouli, Avalkati, Avil, Avla

Aamla, Amal khushk

Amlakhushk

 

Part Used

Fruit pulp

Rasa (taste)

Amla (sour)

Madhura (sweet)

Kaṭu (pungent)

Tikta (bitter)

Kaṣaya (astringent)


Guna (properties)

Laghu (light)

Rukṣa (dry)


Vīrya (Potency)

Śīta (cooling)

Vipāka (metabolic effect)

Madhura (sweet)

Gaṇa (grouping)

Panca Kaṣaya

Triphala

Mustadi gaṇa

Paruṣakadi gaṇa

Amla skandha

Nikumbhadi gaṇa

 

Action

Rasayana (rejuvenating)

Vajikarana (aphrodiasiac)

Cakṣusya (eye tonic)

Vayasthapana (youth preserving)


Usage

 

Raktapitta (bleeding)

Amlapitta (gastritis)

Prameha (diabetes)

Daha (burning sensation)

Netra roga (eye disease)

Kusṭha (skin disease)

Arśa (hemorrhoids)

Rajayakṣma (Phthisis)

Pradara (leukoderma)

Mutra krcchra (dysuria)


Effect to  body

Decrease vāta, pitta, kapha

Chemical content

Vitamin C

Carotene

Nicotinic acid

Myoinositol

Riboflavin

Fatty acids

Phyllembin

Phyllemblic acid

Mucic acid

Embicol

D-mannosyl

D-glucosyl

D-galactosyl residues

Embicol

L-rhamnosyl

D-xylosyl

D-arabinosyl

Pectin

D-fructose

D-glucose

Leucodelphinidin

Procyanidin

3-O-gallated prodelphinidin

Tannin (in bark)

Ellagic acid

Lupeol

Oleanolic aldehyde

O-acetyl oleanolic acid

 

Distribution

India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and other tropical country

Morphology

Size

Leaves

Flowers

Fruits

 

Seeds

Tree Bark

 

Up to 8-18 meters height

Simple, light green, subsessile, resembling pinnate leaves.

Small, greenish-yellow

Round, nearly spherical, light greenish yellow, smooth, shining, presence of vertical stripes.

Trigonous

Brown in colour


Products

Amalaki churna

Triphala churna

Baladya grita

Amalaki avaleha

Etc.


Amalaki is tridoṣahara drug, means it give benefit to all tridoṣa or curing the disease by imbalance of vāta, pitta as well as kapha.