Amalaki Fruit -- Powerful Health Benefits Of The Indian Fruit

It seems that every month, there is a new super-food hitting the market. Some are genetically modified versions or extracts of natural plants or herbs, whilst others are all-natural products marketed to us with artificial-hype and promises. But, there is one recent entrant to the market that is both naturally grown and has a well-documented history of medicinal benefits.

It's the Amalaki fruit (also know as, Emblica officinalis, Amla, or the Indian Gooseberry). Until the introduction of the Zrii nutritive beverage and a handful of other products, it was largely unknown in the western hemisphere.

What Is Amalaki Fruit?

This is a small, pale green fruit that is around the size of a golf ball. The main occurrence of these trees is in India, at the base of the Himalayan Mountains. Its active ingredients of quercetin, chebulinic adic, and chebulagic acid, as well as its revered health benefits, has made it a prominent ingredient in holistic medicines, and its practitioners including Indian herbalists and Tibetan healers, for literally thousands of years.

How Was It Discovered?

It is the use of this fruit in Ayurvedic medicine that led to its discovery by the modern world. This holistic form of medicine, while considered traditional in India, is a new methodology of alternative healing practice in Western cultures. Its methods include the use of herbs, massage and yoga in healing mind and spirit. Due to the growing acceptance of these practices in today's society, Amalaki has been tested and evaluated by independent medical practitioners and laboratories.

How Is It Harvested?

The fruit is 'wildcrafted' or grown in natural occurrence, and organically harvested. This preserves its integrity and potency, for most of the uses including the new Zrii nutritive beverage.

What Are The Health Benefits?

Amalaki is considered to be one of the most potent and important herbs in the whole of ayurvedic pharmacopia. It has been used for thousands of years to strengthen immunity and provide important support for common illness. It is traditionally known as "The Great Rejuvenator."

It is a rich source of natural vitamin C, which is an important anti-oxidant and are said to be beneficial to a large number of organs in the body as they fight off disease causing free radicals.

According to experts in Ayurvedic healing practice, this food, also known as Amla, may even serve as what's known as an 'adaptogen', which helps positively modify the body's response to stress. This may reduce illness and disease manifestations, and maintain longevity of body and mind.

How Is It Used Today -- Zrii and Other Sources

Even with the intervention of modern medicinal expertise, the uses of this food today mirror their ancient counterparts. There is a concept in Ayurvedic medicine that speaks to using synergistic herbs together to bring out the potency of the other, and increase its permeation into the body.

For this reason, many formulations are blended with this antioxidant rich food as well as numerous others for maximum benefit. The Zrii formulation, for example, is combined with six other botanicals including, Jujube, Haritaki, Ginger, Tumeric, Tulsi, and Schizandra.

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About The Author, Christine Okelly
Christine O'Kelly is an author for Amalaki Fruit -- an independent Zrii representative. Zrii delivers the powerful health benefits of the Amalaki fruit in a multi-botanical beverage formula.