Diseases like ischemic heart disease, Diabetes mellitus, Hypertension are due to changing lifestyle. Scientists are continuously exploring for the cause of these diseases one such is the free radical mechanism. Free radical mechanism involves oxidation i.e.: removal of electrons from the molecular oxygen and to convert it to an active form called as 'oxidant'. It has a tendency to acquire electrons and damage most cell structures by releasing DNA damaging free radicals. Increased free radicals in biological systems may cause conditions like autoimmune disorders, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and premature aging, cancer, hypertension, heart diseases etc.
Amla is the fruit of Phyllanthus emblica, also called Emblica officinalis. It belongs to the plant family Euphorbiaceae. It is also called Amalaki & Indian Gooseberry. The tree is found growing in the plains and sub-mountain all over the India and some parts of Burma and Afghanistan.
Amla is exceptionally rich source of Vitamin C. The Vitamin C is a well-known antioxidant; 100 gm. of Amla contains about 700 mg. of Vitamin C, which is thirty times the amount found in oranges.
Vitamin C is able to inactivate DNA-damaging free radicals, by releasing oxygen electrons. Thus vitamin C in Amla prevents the abnormal growth of cells in all parts of body, plays a major role in the manufacture and defense of connective tissue, (the elaborate matrix that holds the body together). It serves as a primary ingredient of collagen, a glue-like substance that binds cells together to form tissues. It helps the immune system to fight off foreign invaders and tumor cells, supports the cardiovascular system by facilitating fat metabolism and protecting tissues from free radical damage, and it assists the nervous system by converting certain amino acids into neurotransmitters... . It is also used as a hair tonic, contributes to the maintenance of healthy bones. It has antipyretic, diuretic, laxative antiviral, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-histaminic properties. Amla is considered one of the strongest rejunevatives (rasayana), particularly for blood, bones, liver, heart and skin.
Thus Amcure is richest source of natural Vitamin-C. It is made from dried fruit found to be a powerful anti oxidant. It is effective in maintaining a healthy body Useful in general debility, Viral hepatitis, dyspepsia, problem of ageing, as an adjunct to chemotherapy in Cancer, Tuberculosis, and is Hypolipidemic in action. Compensates increasing daily physical losses in smokers.