The Indian gooseberry referred to as ‘Aamla‘ or ‘Amla‘ in Hindi is widespread since decades owing to its many nutritional advantages. Amla juice is a healthy drink and is considered as a storehouse of vitamin C and alternative nutrients which offer an array of health and beauty benefits. Amla fruit is greatly noted and amla juice is also used in Ayurvedic drugs.
It is considered the juice of immortality or the magic drink that keeps you young and fit. Drinking amla juice twice daily will do wonders for your body and skin. It not solely improves the appearance of your skin but additionally helps maintain proper body functions and makes your hair grow stronger.
Health Benefits Of Amla Juice:
Amla juice is an amazing drink to recharge your energy for the rest of the day. Being a depot of vitamin C and minerals like iron, it will prevent many diseases and improves health. Daily intake of this juice provides the following health benefits:
Burns Fat: Amla juice cures obesity by increasing protein levels which in turn helps in reducing fat. It reduces the cholesterol levels, therefore minimizing the risk of heart attacks.
Relieves Constipation : Amla juice helps in relieving constipation. It regulates the bowel and cures chronic constipation.
Treatment of gastric ailments: Amla juice is useful in treating gastric ailments. It is a good remedy for diarrhoea and dysentery.
Eye Health: Daily intake of amla juice helps in improving vision and shortsightedness in addition controls the onset of cataracts. It counters problems like reddening, itchiness and watering of eyes.
Beneficial For Heart: Amla juice is considered an excellent remedy for heart problems because it makes the heart muscles robust, therefore enabling the heart to pump blood easily.
Cooling Agent: Amla juice contains twenty times more vitamin C than orange juice. This vitamin improves the tannins that are needed to protect heat and light. Throughout summer season, this juice keeps your skin cool by sorting out heat from the body.
Soothes Inflammation: The anti-inflammatory drug properties in amla juice facilitate in reducing the swelling within the joints caused by arthritis
Oral Health: Regular intake of amla juice removes bad breath and strengthens teeth. Gargling with a mix of water and amla juice will give relief from painful mouth ulcers.
Treatment of Sleeplessness: Amla juice is effective in curing sleeplessness. All you wish to do is take fresh amla juice with a mix of coarse powder of nutmeg; and experience peaceful sleep.
Other Benefits: Amla juice includes of the many minerals and vitamins such as phosphorus, calcium, iron and vitamin B complex and thence, is a powerful antioxidant. It protects our liver, builds up your lung, nourishes your brain, improves tonicity, improves your urogenital system and balances stomach acids. In fact, in keeping with Ayurveda, regular consumption of amla juice promotes longevity.
Lightens Complexion: The vitamin C and antioxidants present in amla juice brighten skin and impart a natural glow. Drinking amla juice with the addition of honey is great for making complexion lighter and brighter.
Anti-ageing Benefits: Amla juice helps to have the young look of skin as it contains plenty of Vitamin C, particularly, acts to keep skin young for a longer time. Thus, daily intake of amla juice delays the effect of premature ageing such as fine lines and wrinkles, dark spots etc.
Treatment of Pigmentation: one of the advantages of drinking amla juice often is that it provides you with a glowing and perfect skin. It brightens skin and reduces pigmentation. you can also apply amla juice on your face with a cotton wool and wash after a couple of minutes. Keep your eyes shut while doing so. Doing this often will lighten the marks and pigmentation.
Tones and Tightens Skin: skin collagen decreases causing your skin tissue to lose its firmness and softness, leading to sagging skin. As said earlier, amla juice is rich in vitamin C which boosts the production of collagen cells in the skin, making skin soft, supple and youthful as well as tones and tightens your skin.
Treatment of acne and Pimples: Amla juice is ideal for the treatment of acne and pimple scars. Applying a paste made of amla for ten to fifteen minutes will heal the spots further and decrease the acne and pimples. Moreover, since it’s a natural blood purifier, it fights the microorganisms within the skin, inturn keeping skin infections as well as acne and pimples away. Hence, drinking amla juice on a daily basis helps to keep your skin clear and flawless.
Exfoliates And Cleanses Skin: Amla juice is a wonderful cleansing agent whether ingested or applied topically. It is a mild exfoliator, helps in removing the dead skin cells. If your skin is sensitive, you can dilute it with some water before applying.
Hair Strengthener: Amla juice strengthens hair follicles, thus encouraging hair growth. Apply a combination of amla and lemon juice on your scalp and leave it for twenty to half-hour. Wash with warm water. This will strengthen your hair from roots and make it shinier.
Treatment of Dandruff: Dandruff is a common problem lately and having amla juice is an efficient means of getting rid of it. Regular intake of the juice prevents dandruff on your scalp.
Good Conditioner: Amla juice acts as a good conditioner for dry and rough hair. Mix some amla juice with henna and apply it on hair. This may counteract the drying nature of henna, thus providing with healthy and conditioned hair. It can also be used as a hair wash to add further shine and bounce.
Amla juice offers infinite benefits for skin, hair and health and therefore enriching the body with vital nutrients. It deserves to be inculcated in diet and can be a healthy alternative for numerous dietary supplements sans the negative effects.
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.