Rasayanas are revered in Ayurveda and texts mention that they promote longevity, memory, intelligence, youthfulness, stable progeny, strength and immunity of the body, strength of the sense organs, the quality of purity, a clear voice and sweet and successful speech, respectability, and invincibility. Amlaki, the ingredient of Maharishi Ayurveda Amla Berry (MA1), is regarded as one of the most effective rasayanas. Charaka Samhita, says of it: “Amalaki is the best among rejuvenative herbs”.
OJAS Rasayanas enhance ojas, the most refined product of digestion and metabolism. Ojas is equated with immunity and strength. The more ojas your digestion produces, the greater your immunity to disease. “By strength of ojas, the muscle tissue becomes full, all movements become free and perfectly coordinated, voice and complexion become clear, the activity of the organs of action and the sense organs become intelligent and evolutionary”. Sushrut Samhita Rasayanas convert easily into ojas and infuse qualities of ojas into the body. The skin becomes lustrous, eyes sparkling, temperament stable and blissful, mind intelligent and calm, and the body free of disease. Ojas supports the experience of higher states of consciousness. AMALAKI Amalaki grows in the tropical subcontinent of India. Amla-Berry uses the wild forest variety which has smaller fruit than hybrid varieties but gives higher quality. Maharishi Ayurveda Products follows traditional harvesting and processing methods so the refined qualities of the Amla plant can be preserved and enhanced. Plants must be grown in a pure environment, in the wild and in protected areas far from the air and water pollution of cities, and in places where the soil and water has not been damaged by agricultural chemicals or waste material containing heavy metals. Plant caretakers are trained in Ayurvedic methods of growing and harvesting. Ayurvedic texts specify that fruits be hand-picked at the exact peak of ripeness.
PRODUCTIONProduction is exactly as described in the Ayurvedic texts. Amalaki is dried and crushed into powder, dipped in fresh Amalaki juice, then dried again. This mixture is ground into a powder and again mixed with fresh juice. The process is repeated 21 times. Meticulous processing enhances the nourishing and rejuvenative qualities of the Amalaki. It’s rasayana qualities are enhanced several times over and the fruit’s natural intelligence is increased.
THE BENEFITS, experienced by people for thousands of years: Food absorption.Regular use strengthens digestion, absorption and assimilation of food. Stomach acids. Can be taken without creating excess stomach acid. Improves assimilation of iron for healthy blood and balances mild/moderate hyperacidity and other Pitta-related digestive problems. Liver. Helps purify nutrient fluid and blood. Supports functioning of the liver in eliminating toxins. Helps to lower cholesterol. Source of Vitamin C.The most concentrated and easily natural form of Vitamin C. Mental functioning. Nurtures coordination between acquisition, retention and recall. Sharpens intellect and mental functioning. Supports nervous system and senses. Heart. Nurtures the heart, blood and circulation. Supports cardiovascular system. If you have a heart condition you should check with a medical doctor before using Amla-Berry. Lungs. Helps strengthen and nourish the lungs and entire respiratory tract. Supports moisture balance in the lungs. Elimination. Supports regularity of elimination.
Fertility. Keeps menstruation regular and healthy. Enhances all seven tissues (dhatus), including reproductive tissue. Nurtures the ovaries and sperm. Enhances fertility and is especially nurturing for women. Strengthens the uterus and supports reproductive health.
Urinary system.Supports the urinary system. Helpful if you experience a mild burning sensation while urinating. Supports natural diuretic action. Skin. Good for the complexion. Moisturizes the skin. Cleanses tissues of toxins. Supports immunity of the skin against bacterial infection. Helps to enhance glow and lustre. Hair. Boosts absorption of calcium, creating healthier bones, teeth, nails and hair. Helps maintain youthful hair color and retards premature graying.
Supports the strength of hair follicles so there is less thinning. Body coolant. Good for all doshas and seasons. Especially effective in the hot season to cool Pitta dosha. A good rasayana for Pitta and Vata body types. Toxins. Helps support the liver in flushing out accumulated chemicals and additives. Vitality. Supports all the doshas and many body functions, cleanses the blood and the microchannels of the body, increases energy and removes fatigue. Supports regeneration of cells – the process by which tired, old cells are replaced by vital, new ones. The eyes. Amla-Berry is called a “rasayana for the eyes”. Supports eye health..
Muscle tone. Enhances protein synthesis. Good for strengthening muscles and building lean muscle mass. Offers athletes a natural way to tone muscles. Antioxidant. An effective broad-spectrum antioxidant and free radical scavenger, thus helping to reduce disease and slow the aging process. Immunity. Strong support of immunity.
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