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Nishamalaki – Benefits, Dosage, Ingredients

Nishamalaki churna is a simple combination of two effective Ayurvedic herbs – Amla and turmeric in equal parts. It is used in management of pre diabetes and diabetes. It is available in both powder and tablet forms.


Helps to maintain blood sugar levels
Helps to relieve urticaria and allergic skin manifestations.


2 – 3 grams once or two times a day before or after food or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor.
Its tablet is usually prescribed in a dose of 1 – 2 tablets, 2 – 3 times a day, before or after food

With western medicines
Seek your doctor’s advice if you are taking this product along with other western (allopathic/modern) medicines. Some Ayurvedic herbs can interact with modern medicine.
If both Ayurvedic and allopathic medicines are advised together, then it is best to take allopathic medicine first, wait for 30 minutes and then, after a gap of 15 – 30 minutes, take Ayurvedic medicine or as directed by the physician.

Can this be used while taking Homeopathic medicine?
Yes. This product does not react with homeopathic medicine.

With supplements like multivitamin tablets, Omega 3 fatty acids etc?
Yes. Generally, this product goes well with most of the dietary supplements. However, if you are taking more than one product per day, please consult your doctor for an opinion.


Amla – Emblica officinalis
Haridra – Turmeric – Curcuma longa
The fine powder of these two ingredients are taken seperately and mixed uniformly to get the powder.

Side Effects

There are no side effects, since both the ingredients are used in household cooking.
Consult your doctor for its usage during pregnancy. 
It can be used during lactation period and in children above 3 years of age. 


Amrita Pharma
Sri Sri Ayurveda Pharmacy – Sri Sri Tattva Nishamalaki tablet. Its price is Rs 2 per tablet.
The price of Nishamalaki Churna ranges between 50 – 100 rupees.


Amla diabetes benefits are very well established. It is an excellent anti oxidant and has rejuvenation properties. It boosts body immunity, reduces stress levels, and improves glucose metabolsim.
Turmeric helps in improving insulin production.

How to prepare Nishamalaki churna at home?
Take fine powder of turmeric – 100 grams
Take fine powder of amla (Indian gooseberry) – 100 grams
Mix them thoroughly.
This is it.


Can it be used along with allopathic medicines?
Both turmeric and amla are dietary ingredients. Hence, it is quite safe to use it along with any medicine.

What is the difference between Sri Sri Mehantak Vati tablet and Sri Sri Nishamalaki tablet?
Both these are used for treating diabetes. Mehantak is more powerful than Nishamalaki.
Nisamalaki is more commonly used in pre-diabetes condition.

Is it effective in Type 1 diabetes?
It is only partially effective to control complications of diabetes such as retinopathy and neuropathy. However, it cannot cure type1 diabetes.

Diabetes Management

General assumptions –

It is more suited for pre-diabetes blood sugar management than diabetes.

At the best, it can bring down the blood sugar levels by 20-30 points

But because of rejuvenating – Rasayana effect of the amla and turmeric, Nishamalaki churna is very useful to manage many complications related to diabetes, such as

Diabetic neuropathy – nerve end inflammation leading to numbness of fingers and toes
Diabetic retinopathy – vision related problems, affecting the retina of eyes
D. Nephropathy – kidney damage due to high blood sugar levels.
Prevention of blood vessel damage and faster wound healing, which are affected in a diabetic patient.

So, Nishamalaki churna is a safer adjuvant for any diabetic patient, who wants to maintain health.
Because it does not decrease blood sugar level to a great extent, this can be taken as a supplement alongside any allopathic anti-diabetic medicine that the patient might be taking.

Nishamalaki churna is also safe for long term use because both turmeric and amla are used as culinary ingredients in the Indian household since ages.

Please consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
This article is written by Dr. Janardhana V Hebbar BAMS, MD (Ayu), PGDPSM, Managing Director, Easy Ayurveda Hospital.
It is reviewed by Dr. Raviganesh Mogra BAMS, MD (Ayu), Chief Medical Officer, Easy Ayurveda Hospital

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