Amla Powder

Amla Powder - Immunity -Vitamin C Deficiency


English : Gooseberry, Tamil : Nellikai, Telugu : Usiri / Usirikayi Malayalam : Nellikka, Kannada : Nellikai, Hindi : Amla / Amlaka, Botanical name: Phyllanthus emblica

Aathithya’s Malai Nelli Powder (Amla powder) is a pure form of Indian Gooseberry, prepared using traditional Siddha methods. These methods, which are applied based on rare Siddha texts, makes Nelli/Amla free from most toxins and fully enriched with the goodness of the fruit.


  • It rejuvenates health so it is also seen as an elixir that can enhance one’s life span.
  • It improves digestion, treats constipation and corrects overall metabolic activity.
  • It is helpful in treating diabetes as it aids in reducing blood sugar levels and in proper absorption of insulin.
  • It helps in preventing the common cold, reducing cough and also in treating asthma.
  • It provides prolonged detoxification, purifies the blood, reduces blood cholesterol and gives vigor to the heart.
  • It also helps improve physical and cognitive alertness, eyesight and hair growth.
What’s special about Nellikaai/Amla?
Nellikaai or Amla needs no introduction, but it certainly needs to be better understood. We may see the fruit as a common commodity pickled and sold by street-side vendors or as a sugar coated candy sold in sweetmeat shops. It is needless to mention that those who like its astringent, sweet taste with a tinge of salt and spice will surely get tempted to savor it. As common as the fruit is available, in the same way, reference to the fruit is equally common in works of literature. We may find the glories of Amla cited in the tales of eastern religions and also associated with the life of legends in Indian history like King Ashoka, King Adhiyamaan, and the saint poet Avvayar. Siddha, Unani, and Ayurvedic texts also cite the usage of Amla in some of its medicines. The reason is, the unique properties of the fruit make it exceptionally rare, although it is a common commodity available in the market.


Unique properties of Amla
Amla has three primary tastes and two secondary tastes. It helps in reducing Pitta and balancing all three doshas (Vada, Pitta, and Kapha). Some studies reveal that chemical properties of Amla have antimicrobial and antiviral properties and also have potential activity against some cancers. It also has significant levels of Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), which helps improve immunity against common cold and flu.


Amla as an antioxidant
Amla, Nellikaai or Indian gooseberry has a type of polyphenolic antioxidant called emblicanin. Antioxidants usually attack free radicals once before they go inactive, also, while eliminating free radicals from the body, they tend to create other toxic radicals. But emblicanin, after it attacks free radicals, transform itself (Emblicanin A) into another antioxidant (Emblicanin B) and attacks other free radicals. Further, it transforms itself into Emblicanin oligomers to scavenge more free radicals. In this way, Amla provides a prolonged cascading antioxidant effect.


5gms with warm water / milk / honey twice a day

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