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 is filled with antioxidants that are effective in reducing cell damage. It reduces the effects of free radicals and thus effectively combats the aging process.
Increases diuretic Activity: fruit that’s diuretic in nature improves the frequency and volume of micturition.
Increases Metabolic Activity: It increases the ability to increase the absorption of protein, and helps in boosting your metabolic rate. Boosting it will result in faster weight loss and higher energy levels.
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.
Improves Eyesight: Amla has been best-known to enhance eyesight. It also helps in curing itchy, watery, and sore eyes.
Strengthens Bones: Amla is great for strengthening bones as it contains high calcium.
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.
It Enhances Liver health: Amla juice is also rich in antioxidants and possesses powerful anti-inflammatory properties, both of which could be beneficial for liver health as well.
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.