1. Properties and possible usage
Amalaki churna is made from Indian gooseberry or amla. This medicine is sheeta (Cool) in nature and maintains a balance between Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Although its usage is mentioned here, the treatment may differ according to the physical constitution, region, season and other ailments. Hence, take the medicine under the advice of a qualified doctor.
|Indications||Method of taking the medicine||Duration|
|A. Hair fall & premature greying of hair||Take churna of amalaki, giloy & gokshur (Gokharu) in equal proportion. Take 1 spoon of this churna on empty stomach with lukewarm water in the morning. After this, do not eat / drink anything for half-an-hour.||3 months|
|B. For turning hair black||Take 1 spoon amalaki churna in the morning on empty stomach with lukewarm water. Do not eat / drink anything for next half-an-hour. In addition, soak 2-4 spoons of amalaki churna twice-a-week with water in an iron cauldron. Apply this blackened mixture to the hair; leave for half-an-hour and then wash the hair.||Regularly|
|C. Headache||Eat on empty stomach in the morning, 1 spoon each of amalaki churna, pure ghee and crystal sugar||3-5 days|
|D. Head becoming hot||When in distress apply the paste of amalaki churna ground in milk in enough quantity and wash it off after an hour.||As per the need|
|E. Ailments of the eyes||While going to bed at night, eat the mixture of 1 spoon amalaki churna, ½ spoon ghee and 1 spoon honey.||3 months|
|F. Nosebleeds||Take ½ spoon amalaki churna mixed in ½ a cup of water twice a day. Roas appropriate quantity of amalaki churna in pure ghee, mix it in buttermilk and apply the thick paste to the forehead. Wash it off with water after an hour.||3 to 5 days|
|G. Dryness in the mouth||Make a paste of 10 black raisins and 1 spoon amalaki churna. Make small balls of this and chew them 3-4 times-a-day.||7 days|
|H. Vomiting due to acidity||Chew and eat the mixture of 1 spoon amalaki churna, ½ spoon sandalwood paste and ½ spoon honey||As per the need|
|I. Constipation||Take 1 spoon amalaki churna with lukewarm water before both meals||15 days|
|J. Diabetes||In a small bowl of water mix 1 spoon amalaki churna and 1 spoon churna made by drying slices of raw turmeric. Consume this in the morning and evening. Do not eat / drink anything for half-an-hour after this.||3 months|
|K. Urinary hesitancy, burning sensation while urinating, less urination and white discharge (leucorrhoea)||Soak 1 spoon amalaki churna in water at night. In the morning add ½ spoon cumin powder and 1 spoon crystal sugar and drink this. Likewise, soak amalaki churna in the morning to consume in the evening.||5-7 days|
|L. Burning sensation in the limbs, dizziness, black out and excessive bleeding during menses||Take the mixture of 1 spoon amalaki churna, 1 spoon crystal sugar in a bowl of water 2-3 times-a-day.||7 days|
|M. Scabies||2-3 times-a-day, apply a thin paste of amalaki churna mixed in water on the affected area. Wash it off after 1 hour with lukewarm water.||5-7 days|
|N. Keeping the body healthy, to avoid premature ageing||On an empty stomach in the morning, consume 1 spoon amalaki churna in lukewarm water. Do not eat/ drink anything later for ½ hour.||3 months|
For children in the age group of 3-7 years & 8-14 years, the dosage should be ¼ and ½ respectively of that specified above.
3. For better efficacy of powder
Avoid consuming eatables made from maida (refined wheat flour) and besan (Gram-flour) and avoid eating sour, salty, too oily or pungent preparations; Ice-cream, molasses, curds, paneer, cheese; stale-food, eating at an inappropriate time and in excess; going out in the Sun, staying awake at night.
4. Pray to your Deity of worship before taking the medicine
O’ Deity, I am offering this medicine at Your Holy feet and partaking it as Your ‘Prasad’. Let me become disease-free by taking this medicine.
-Vaidya Meghraj Madhav Paradkar, Sanatan Ashram, Ramnathi, Goa. (11.6.2021)