Tuesday, March 26, 2013


Amla is one of the best sources of vitamin C and is considered a powerhouse of nutrients. The Amla, or Indian gooseberry contains more than 80% of water.
It is rich in fibre, minerals and vitamins. It also contains Gallic acid which is a potent polyphenol which is rich Source of Vitamin C.
It acts on the body to balance the three humors the kapha, pitta, and vata. A dosha (doṣa) is one of three bodily humors that make up one's constitution according to Ayurveda. The three fundamental bodily humours or doshas are Vata, Pitta and Kapha.
Vāta or Vāyu (wind) is the impulse principle necessary to mobilize the function of the nervous system.
Pitta (bile) is the bilious humor, or that secreted between the stomach and bowels and flowing through the liver and permeating spleen, heart, eyes, and skin; its chief quality is heat.
Kapha (phlegm) is the body fluid principle which relates to mucus, lubrication and the carrier of nutrients.
Vata is quick, cold and dry by nature. It governs motion, breathing, circulation, elimination and the flow of nerve impulses to and from the brain.
Pitta is hot and precise by nature. It governs digestion and metabolism and the processing of food, air and water throughout the body.
Kapha is solid and steady by nature. It governs structure and fluid balance and forms muscle, fat, bone and sinew. We all have a certain amount of Vata, Pita and Kapha in our constitution and while all three of them are active, one or two usually dominate.

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