Wednesday 18 September 2013

Amla - Its Uses And Medicinal Benefits

The Indian Gooseberry Amla is a fruit and its juice have immense nutritional value and many health benefits. Botanically, this extremely sour little fruit is known as Emblica Officinalis. Though you may not find its taste appealing, don't be quick to dismiss it. It is abundant in nutrients and packed with the power of Vitamin C.


Amla is a deciduous medium sized tree with edible fruit. The fruits are hard and spherical in shape with six vertical stripes or furrows. Amla fruit is fibrous and tastes slightly bitter, astringent and very sour. Amla can be consumed either as raw or its juice, powder, pickle and candy etc. The powder of the dried amla fruit is an efficient remedy of hyperacidity, ulcers and blood impurities.
Use And Benefits of Amla:
  • Amla strengthens the body, removes toxin from the body and improves defence mechanism of the body.
  • Amla is enriched in vitamins which helps in improving better eye sight. It also counters diseases like itching and watering of eyes.
  • By taking fresh amla juice in between meals, dispells the weakness of the body, spirit and mind.
  • Massaging the head with amla oil, induces sound sleep. Amla is a great option to relieve stress and therefore useful in treating sleeping disorders like Insomnia.
  • Amla works as a hair tonic and is an essential ingredient for hair care. It not just helps in strengthening the roots of hair, but also enriches hair growth. It also prevents dandruff and premature graying of hair.
  • Insert 2-4 amla juice drops into every nostril to cure bleeding for nose.
  • Amla helps in regulation of Blood Sugar.
  • Amla is a wonderful antioxidant and a useful Source of Vitamin C. People suffering from Vitamin C deficiency can get benefit by eating amlas. On the other hand, Vitamin C, taken in the form of supplements, is not easily absorbed by the body, unlike when taken in a natural form.
  • Amla is a powerful fruit for the brain.
  • Studies show that amla helps in inferior cholesterol.
  • Amla upholds the functioning of the liver.
  • Amla increases Hemoglobin, Red blood cell(RBC) count.
  • Amla can be useful in Cough, Bronchitis, Asthma. Winter brings along its share of Cold and Cough. To cure this, prepare a mixture of two tablespoons of amla with an equal amount of honey and have this three to four times a day.
  • Amla strengthens  both teeth and jaw. Also daily intake of amla juice helps in fighting bad breath. To seek relief from painful mouth ulcers, simply gargle with a mixture of water and amla juice.
  • Amla juice is helpful in relieving constipation and  piles.
  • Consuming Gooseberry or amla powder with butter and honey before meal helps a lot in improving appetite.
  • Drinking amla juice with honey in the morning to get that perfect glow on your face and blemish free skin.
  • Amla strengthens heart muscles and is a remedy for heart problems.
  • Intaking Amla frequently prevents cancer, because they are also rich in antioxidants, which protects against the formation of free radicals in the body.
  • Amla contains an anti-inflammatory properties, which helps in reducing the swelling in the joints caused by arthritis.
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