Amla Indian Gooseberry
What is Amla?
Amla (Indian Gooseberry) The Indian gooseberry is a deciduous tree of the Euphorbiaceae family. It is known for its edible fruit of the same name. The taste of Indian gooseberry is sour, bitter and astringent, and is quite fibrous. In India, it is common to eat gooseberries with salt and water to make the sour fruits palatable.
What does Amla contain?
Amla is the richest natural source of vitamin C and is an extensively used herb in making ayurvedic medicines. Amla keeps us away from all the diseases by boosting our immune system. Although fruits are reputed to contain high amounts of ascorbic acid (vitamin C), the specific contents are disputed and the overall antioxidant strength of amla may derive instead from its high density of tannins and other polyphenols.
What are the benefits of Amla?
- Amla is helpful against skin diseases.
- It promotes glow on skin and delays wrinkles or loosening of skin.
- It stimulates hair follicles thus promoting hair growth and also improves texture of the hair and prevents premature graying of hairs and dandruff.
- Amla act as natural hair conditioner and provides good nourishment and also helps in normalizing blood supply.
- It acts as an effective natural cure for indigestion, acidity, constipation, gastric troubles, and flatulence.
- It helps in lowering cholesterol and blood sugar level.
- It provides nourishment to the nerves and is helpful in paralytic conditions.
- It also works as brain tonic and helps to alertness and memory.
- It also acts as anti-inflammatory agent thereby suppresses pain and swelling.
- Amla finds great application in improving eyesight.
- It also improves general health weakness and makes our body’s immune system strong therefore help to fight diseases.
- It is helpful in improving liver function.