The Indian gooseberry, best-known locally as Amla, is a tree that’s best-known for its nutrient rich fruits. It has been a common plant in the ancient Indian medicinal practice of Ayurveda. It’s a potent source of vitamin C and also contains iron and calcium.
Benefits of Amalaki:
Slows Down Ageing: Amla is virtually an excellent fruit. It’s filled with antioxidants that are effective in reducing cell damage. It reduces the effects of free radicals and thus effectively combats the aging process.
Cures A Sore Throat: If you’ve got a sore throat, then Amla is the fruit for you. Amla juice mixed with a couple of pieces of sliced ginger and mixed with a tablespoon of honey has been proved to be a good treatment for a cough and a sore throat.
Increases diuretic Activity: fruit that’s diuretic in nature improves the frequency and volume of micturition. Because micturition helps your body release unwanted toxins, salts, and uric acid, consumption of Amla incorporates a detoxifying effect on your body.
Increases Metabolic Activity: owing to its ability to increase the absorption of protein, Amla are an excellent way to boost your metabolic rate. Your metabolic rate is how fast your body burns calories. Boosting it will result in faster weight loss, higher energy levels and an overall increase in lean muscle mass.
High In digestive Fiber: Amla is high in fiber, water content, and has anti-inflammatory properties. it is also necessary for the secretion of gastric and digestive juices. Thus, Amla is great for the entire digestive process.
Boosts Immunity: Indian gooseberry/Amla is a rich source of antioxidants and vitamins and contains tannins. What this implies is, it reduces the damage to the cells and thus improves your body’s disease fighting ability.
Prevents Ulcers: because of its antibacterial properties, Amla is a great drug for preventing ulcers. They reduce the acidity level in the body and thus avoid the formation of ulcers. additionally, mouth ulcers are often caused by a deficiency of vitamin C. As Indian gooseberries are rich in vitamin C, they will provide relief from ulcers
Is Anti-Inflammatory: It reduces the amount of acid within the stomach and combats stomach inflammation.
Improves Eyesight: If made an everyday part of the diet, Amla has been best-known to enhance eyesight. It also helps in curing itchy, watery, and sore eyes.
Purifies Blood: As it is packed with antioxidants, Indian gooseberry works as a blood purifier. It also increases haemoglobin and RBC count.
Strengthens Bones: Amla is great for strengthening bones not just because of its high calcium content, but also for the very fact that it lowers osteoclasts. These are the cells responsible for breaking up bones. thus regularly consuming Amla will lead to stronger bones.
Cools the Body: Amla has three times the vitamin C of an orange. Vitamin C improves tannin levels within the body that shield from heat and light. It keeps the skin cool in the summer by regulating the heat.
Prevents Constipation: as a result of its high fiber content, Amla is great for the gastrointestinal system. a good side-effect of this is its effectiveness against constipation.
Makes Skin Glow: as a result of it’s filled with vitamin C, Amla gives your skin a smooth and young look . it’s best-known to exfoliate skin and remove dead skin cells. Amla juice can even be used as a face mask. leave it on your skin for half-hour and wash it off.
Prevents Greying Of Hair: If applied to the scalp often, Amla can help retain your hair’s natural color and prevent it from greying.
Helps Increase Hair Growth: Amla oil, if frequently applied to the hair, nourishes the scalp and roots and promotes the growth of long and healthy hair
I’m Dr. Malini Bhat MD (Ayu); an Ayurvedic Doctor and a health blogger. Follow me on social media to get daily health tips which you can easily adapt to a healthy lifestyle.