Amla is also known as Indian Gooseberry, is one of the superfruits, which are cultivated throughout India. Ayurveda has been using Amla as a medicine for a long period. Other not so popular names of Amla are Aonla and Amlika. It is found on a flowering tree of the same name. Hundred gram of Amla berries contain vitamin C as much as 20 oranges. You can increase immunity with regular intake and also use it as an excellent detoxifying agent. It is a winter fruit having a mixture of an unusual sweet and sour taste.
Benefits of Amla on Health
Let us look into the benefits of Amla
Vitamin C is known for building immunity and metabolism. Amla has vitamin C almost 8 times than in an Orange and 17 times that of a pomegranate, thus it is a great source to boost immunity. It is understood that it battles all infectious and bacterial infections successfully. Different health conditions such as cancer and heart diseases can be prevented with the use of such superfruit.
Improves Hair and Skin
Some common hair related problems, which can be cured by Amla, are dandruff, hair loss, grey hair, hair strengthening and many more. Alma tonic makes your hair stronger and shinier by increasing blood circulation to the scalp. Amla juices are consumed early morning for a blemish-free glowing skin. Amla is added to skincare routine due to its anti-ageing properties.
Vitamin A rich Amla berries give healthier eyes by improving vision. And vitamin C present in Amla fights bacteria to prevent conjunctivitis and various other eye related infections.
Amla helps deal with digestive issues like constipation by clearing the gastrointestinal tracts. A spoon of Amla powder with water controls acidity and indigestion as vitamin C helps absorb nutrients.
The vitamin C contained in Amla produce norepinephrine, to improve the brain functioning. Amla is also good for repairing brain cells to benefit memory.
Amla slows down the sugar absorbing process in the body as it contains fast soluble fibres. Amla is suggested to people having type 2 diabetes. It affects the blood glucose level positively.
Vitamin C acts as a strengthening element for blood vessels and also makes them thicker. Amla is a natural blood purifier and increases the haemoglobin levels too when consumed frequently. Many people consume Amla powder mixed with honey to detoxify the body.
Amla is a rich source of various Vitamins that improve our immunity, by improving our immunity it also helps to fight several viral infections. Amla clears the respiratory tract by removing sputum and provides relief from cold and cough instantly if consumed two or three times a day.
People struggling to manage or lose weight often add Amla juices to their diet. Amla if taken with an empty stomach helps in improving digestion. To reduce your appetite and stay full for a longer period try having Amla juice with little salt and pepper in it.