Amla, Phyllanthus emblica; family – Euphorbiaceae, is a household name in India.

It is known to impart good health. It is highly reputed for its rejuvenative properties. Amla is consumed as a coolant in summers in the form of ‘murabbas’ or refreshing drinks and during winters as pickles.
Amla imparts youthful vigour, strength, promotes health and longevity.

This fruit is highly prized both for its high vitamin C content and for the precious oil which is extracted from its seeds and pulp and used as a treatment for hair and scalp problems. It is the world’s richest source of vitamin C. Amla fruit is also known as “Indian Gooseberry“.

Amla oil is prepared from dried amla berries which have been soaked in coconut oil for several days in order to extract the oil soluble vitamins from the fruit. The filtered and purified oil is commonly called “amla oil”. This oil has a long history of use as an aid for improving the health of hair and scalp. In fact, it is one of the world’s oldest, natural hair conditioners.

Amla forms the major ingredient of popular indian remedies like ‘Chyavanprash’ and ‘Trifla’.

Active Principles – Tannins such as emblicanin A and B, punigluconin, quercetin (flavonoid) and Vitamin C.

Antioxidant Activity – In the present day scenario of high pollution and stress. Amla can be helpful by countering the free radical induced changes.

Cytoprotective Activity

Hepatoprotective Activity – Protection of liver against liver toxicants like country made liquor and paracetamol was observed with 50 % ethanolic extract of Amla.

Hypolipaedemic Activity – Lipid lowering effect of Amla has been shown in rabbits.

Clinical studies conducted on patients with allergic and respiratory infections showed that Chyavanparash ( which contains high content of Amla ) caused decrease in the IgE levels. This was shown more pronounced in the allergic groups. Hence, Chyavanprash helps in controlling allergic respiratory problems.

Effects of Amla on Smokers showed that it helped in improving the quality of life and general well being.

Vitamin C

Natural sources of Antioxidant Vitamins and Minerals 
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About Manbir & Gurpreet

Gurpreet Kaur’s journey in this world .... Gurpreet Kaur was a Musician. She was a singer and a composer of music. Her interest was composing and singing Gurbani Shabads in Indian Classical style. She sang Shabads in All the Raags mentioned in Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. She also taught Gurmat Sangeet at Gurmat Gian Missionary College, Jawadi, Ludhiana. Elder child to Pushpinder Kaur and Dr. Brig. Harminder Singh, was born in Amritsar on 13th Jan 1962. She attended various convent schools as a child because her father would get frequent Army postings as a dental surgeon. She graduated with Music Honors from Govt. College for Women, Chandigarh. Music was her hobby and she composed and sang Raag based Gurbani Shabads. Doing Kirtan was part of growing up nurtured by her parents. She learned music from her father Dr. Brigadier Harminder Singh who was a dental surgeon in Indian Army and a very good singer himself. Gurpreet’s Bhua (father’s sister), Ajit Kaur retied as a Head of Department of Music from Govt. College for Women Ludhiana, and was a renounced Punjabi singer of her time. Gurpreet Kaur also learned nuances of Indian Classical Music from Pandita Sharma. She was a mother of three children, and a grandmother. Her daughter Keerat Kaur is a Computer Engineer. Her two sons Gurkeerat Singh and Jaskeerat Singh are doctors in USA. Her daughter Keerat Kaur too was part of her group ~ Gurmat Gian Group. Gurpreet Kaur left this world at the age of 54yrs on 12th Sept 2016 in Baltimore USA. She had recorded around 25 cds of Gurbani Keertan. 'Raag Ratan' Album (6 CDs) is a Compilation of Shabads in All the 31 Sudh Raags of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. 'Gauri Sagar' Album (3 CDs) is a Compilation of All forms of Raag Gauri in Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. 'Nanak Ki Malhaar' ~ ((3 CDs) is an album of Raag Malhar Shabads in various forms of Malhar. 'Gur Parsaad Basant Bana' ~ (3 CDs) is an album of Shabads in Raag Basant sung in various forms of Raag Basant. Har Ki Vadeyai Sarni Aayea Sewa Priya Kee Preet Piyaree Mohan Ghar Aavho Karo Jodariya Mo Kao Taar Le Raama Taar Le Tere Kavan Kavan Gun Keh Keh Gawan Mera Baid Guru Govinda Saajanrraa Mera Saajanrraa

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