Nishamalaki

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Nishamalaki is a unique ayurvedic formulation containing only two ingredients – Amla (Indian Gooseberry) and Haldi (Turmeric). These ingredients are well known for anti-hyperglycemic properties and used in the management of diabetes mellitus in ayurvedic and traditional herbal medicines.

Nishamalaki is available in form of Churna (powder) and Vati (Tablets). In diabetes mellitus, it prevents frequent infections, protects eyes from diabetic retinopathy, and precludes the occurrence of cardiovascular disorders and nephropathy. It also reduces frequent urination and beneficial in all types of urinary disorders that occurs due to diabetes. Along with Chandraprabha Vati, Nishamalaki is useful in the treatment of Albuminuria.

Ingredients (Composition)

IngredientsQuantity
Amalaki (Amla) – Indian Gooseberry50%
Haldi (Turmeric) – Curcuma Longa50%

Medicinal Properties

Nishamalaki has following healing properties.

  1. Anti-hyperglycemic & Anti-diabetic
  2. Adaptogenic
  3. Immunomodulatory
  4. Antilipemic
  5. Antioxidant
  6. Anti-inflammatory
  7. Anti-microbial
  8. Anti-allergic
  9. Antipruritics
  10. Cardioprotective

Indications

Nishamalaki is helpful in following health conditions and symptoms.

Therapeutic Indications

Nishamalaki is therapeutically indicated in following diseases.

  1. Diabetes Mellitus Type-2
  2. Frequent Urination
  3. Slow healing sores
  4. Albuminuria (Along with Chandraprabha Vati)
  5. Atherosclerosis
  6. Urticaria
  7. Skin Allergies

Preventive Medicine

In following health conditions, Nishamalaki is used for preventive purposes.

  1. Cardiovascular diseases
    • Atherosclerosis
    • Chest Pain
    • Stroke
    • Coronary Artery Disease
  1. Diabetic neuropathy
    • Tingling sensation
    • Numbness
    • Burning sensation
  2. Diabetic Retinopathy
  3. Diabetic Nephropathy – Prevent kidney damage
  4. Diabetic retinopathy – prevents eye damage and improve vision
  5. Frequent skin infections

Benefits & Medicinal Uses

The common use of Nishamalaki involves diabetes mellitus and urinary problems. It reduces urinary frequency in diabetes. It is also beneficial in skin diseases especially urticaria and allergies. Anti-allergic effect of Nishamalaki is due to Turmeric.

Diabetes Mellitus

The research study on Nishamalaki suggested that it provides significant glycemic control, which is comparable to TROGLITAZONE and GLYBURIDE. (1)

Amalaki (Amla) in Nishamalaki has anti- hyperglycemic and anti-diabetic properties. According to study, it interferes with the absorption of the glucose and delays glucose entry in the blood. Thus, it prevents sudden spikes in glucose levels in the blood. Amla inhibits the action of disaccharidase enzyme, which exerts this action. (2)

GALLIC ACID, GALLOTANNIN, ELLAGIC ACID, and CORILAGIN attribute the anti-diabetic property to the Amla. Furthermore, it has strong antioxidant action, which reduces and prevents the damage to pancreas due to oxidative stress. Amla is helpful for preventing diabetic complications as well. (3)

Amla also acts as pancreas stimulant, which increases the secretion of insulin. This property of Amla has similarity with famous anti-diabetic drug – GLIBENCLAMIDE. (4)

Haldi (Turmeric) in Nishamalaki also acts as anti-hyperglycemic and anti-diabetic. According to study, curcumin in Turmeric improves the functions of β-cells of pancreas. (5)

Dosage & Administration

Nishamalaki dosage is according to the preparation available and as follows:

Nishamalaki Churna (Powder)

The general dosage of Nishamalaki Churna is as follows.
Children1.5 grams *
Adults3 grams *
Geriatric (Old age)3 grams *
Maximum Possible Dosage12 grams per day (in divided doses)
* Twice Daily with Water
When to Take: 30 minutes before food

Nishamalaki Vati (Tablets)

The general dosage of Nishamalaki Vati is as follows.
Children2 Tablets *
Adults4 Tablets *
Geriatric (Old age)4 Tablets *
* Twice Daily with Water
When to Take: 30 minutes before food

Nishamalaki Decoction (Kwath)

The general dosage of Nishamalaki Decoction (Kwath)
Children30 ml *
Adults60 ml *
Geriatric (Old age)60 ml *
* Twice Daily
Best Time to Take: 30 minutes before meal

How to Make Decoction

  1. Take 240 ml water and 10 grams Nishamalaki Powder.
  2. Boil water with Nishamalaki Powder and simmer the mixture until it remains about 60 ml (one fourth of the water taken).
  3. Now, take Nishamalaki Decoction (Kwath) is ready.

Safety Profile

Nishamalaki contains safest ingredients and in such a quantity, which is not known for any side effect or toxicity.

Side Effects

There are no adverse effects reported with Nishamalaki use. It is even safe for long-term use (more than a year).

Manufacturers

  1. Amrita Pharma
  2. Sri Sri Ayurveda Pharmacy

FAQs about Nishamalaki

Can a person take Nishamalaki along with allopathic anti-diabetic drug and Insulin?

Yes, Nishamalaki contains kitchen ingredients, which can be taken along with any allopathic medicines. For precautionary purposes, a minimum 3 hours gap between Nishamalaki and other allopathic or homeopathic medicines should be kept.

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