Amrit Kalash

Definition - What does Amrit Kalash mean?

Amrit kalash is a food supplement believed to be a powerful antioxidant. It is also a rasayana — a regimen that rejuvenates and energizes the body — in the traditional Indian medical system of Ayurveda. Yoga and Ayurveda are closely related with their roots in the ancient Hindu sacred texts known as the Vedas.

The name comes from the Sanskrit, amrit, meaning “ambrosia,” “immortality” and “imperishable”; and kalash, which is a pot or jar believed to contain amrita, the elixir of life.

Yogapedia explains Amrit Kalash

Numerous studies have been done on the effectiveness of amrit kalash, and while not conclusive, the studies do indicate that the supplement has positive effects. Ayurveda practitioners believe that amrit kalash enhances the body's resistance to disease and infections.

Studies have found that amrit kalash may:

  • Keep arteries clear and healthy
  • Reduce stress and support brain health
  • Boost immunity

Amrit kalash is made up of more than a dozen different herbs. Two powerful ingredients are:

  • Tinospora cordifolia or guduchi — an immunity booster
  • Indian gallnut or amrita — flushes toxins
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