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Emblica Officinalis Fruit

Refrigerant, diuretic, laxative, carminative, stomachic, astringent and aperient

Available in whole or powder form

Common name: Emblic Myrobalan, Indian gooseberry, Amla, Nellikai.

According to Ayurveda, Emblica Officinalis is the frontline anti-inflammatory herb, and is used for a wide variety of inflammatory conditions, including hemorrhoids, gastritis, and colitis. Scientists recently confirmed the potent anti-inflammatory action of Emblica Officinalis in several animal studies. Researches also recently confirmed the reputed cell protective effects of this valuable herb, as well as demonstrating protective effects melanoma. Emblica Officinalis is considered to be the prime general herb for the eyes, especially if inflammation is present, as it lowers pitta without disrupting the other two doshas. Having been shown to improve nearsightedness significantly in recent studies, amla is the most frequently used cataract medicine. Emblica Officinalis is a potent inhibitor of free radicals, which are one cause of cataracts. Emblica Officinalis improves eyesight generally, but acts slowly, possibly reaching its Peak action over a period of several years. The dose is 250 mg. To 1 gram per day for an Indefinite period, but in practice, doses up to 7-8 grams per day are used with good success. Emblica Officinalis is a plant with important healing properties and has been used for generations for this purpose in the Indian life science Ayurveda for the treatment of Numerous diseases and disabilities. Emblica is extracted from the fruit of Emblica Officinalis using a gentle water-based process. A specially validated process ensures a High concentration of active components in the final preparation. The essential advantages of Emblica are its stability and efficacy over a long period of Time. While the effect of most antioxidants decreases rather rapidly, the individual components of Emblica continue to be effective in a cascade fashion. The sequential effects of such a cascade thus guarantee long-tem and high level antioxidative protection. It is the Chief Ingredient in the Ayurvedic preparation of Chvyanprash.

Eclipta Alba Herb

Emetic

Available in whole or powder form

Common names: Kesharaja, Bringaraja, Karishalanganni.

Eclipta alba is used by Ayurvedic (ancient Indian medicine) practitioners for its diverse range of health-giving powers, particularly with regards to its ability to overcome liver disorders. Eclipta alba leaves, stems and roots of Eclipta Alba, a member of the sunflower family, have been used for thousands of years by traditional healers to treat diseases such as liver cirrhosis, jaundice, gallbladder problems and hepatitis. Ecliptas liquid extract is also used for medicinal purposes to help combat everything from memory problems, stress and anxiety to insomnia, chest infections and even eyesight problems, such as short-sightedness. Many of these therapeutic uses have now been confirmed by studies, and with regards to its liver-protective properties researchers have found that the plant is able to shield your liver cells and protect them against harmful toxins (Indian J Physiol Pharmacol. 2001;45(4):435-41). More promising still, recent research has uncovered additional, hitherto unknown about medicinal properties linked to the plant. This is hardly surprising, given the fact that Eclipta alba is packed full of health-giving ingredients. For example, it contains the chemicals ecliptine (which protects against liver problems), steroidal alkaloids (which help kill cancerous cells) and ecliptasaponin (which protects the brain against toxic damage). Promotes heart health by lowering high blood pressure and cholesterol levels One newly discovered benefit is Eclipta alba ability to reduce high blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and improve kidney function. Indian scientists from the Department of Foods and Nutrition, Agricultural University in Hyderabad, gave a group of participants aged between 40 and 55, who were suffering from moderately high blood pressure and cholesterol readings, 1g of Eclipta leaf powder three times a day. The treatment lasted for two months, and the results were compared to another group of similar patients who received a placebo (dummy treatment). At the end of the two months, the scientists found that those receiving Eclipta experienced marked reductions in their blood pressure, cholesterol and triglyceride (blood fat) level readings. Their kidney function also improved, and the concentration of protective molecules such as tocopherol (vitamin E) and vitamin C was increased. The scientists concluded that: it would appear that Eclipta alba is diuretic, hypotensive, and hypocholesterolemic .So Eclipta not only reduces high blood pressure, but also helps prevent some of the complications that accompany it, such as kidney damage. An effective brain tonic that helps improve memory, learning and concentration A study conducted by Indian researchers from the Womens University, in Mumbai, has revealed that Eclipta extracts help improve memory, concentration and cognitive function. In addition, their research showed that the plant helps alleviate stress and has muscle relaxant properties (J Ethnopharmacol. 2005;102(1):23-31). Eclipta alba is still not known exactly what component of the plant is responsible for these benefits, but the researchers believe it is probably the combined action of several of its ingredients particularly ecliptasaponin, wedelolactone and terpenoids rather than just one of these working on its own. The scientists are now calling for further studies to be carried out to confirm these actions and reveal how the plant works in these areas. Eclipta alba also finds application in Hair care products for its use as a natural dye and hair nourishing property.

Eugenia Jambolana Fruit

Astringent, stomachic, diuretic and anti-diabetic

Available in whole or powder form

Common Names: Jambul, Black plum, Blackberry, Janbu, Naeralay.

The fruit and seeds of the Eugenia jambolana have long been used in Eastern traditional medicine, and are gaining more interest here in the West for the treatment of diabetes. Practitioners of Ayurveda in India value Eugenia jambolana for lowering blood sugar. Eugenia jambolana is used in Unani and Chinese medicine for digestive ailments. Eugenia jambolana leaves and bark are used for controlling blood pressure and gingivitis. Wine and vinegar are also made from the fruit. It has a high source in vitamin A and vitamin C