Jan 25, 2011



Amla or Gooseberry is the most potent natural source of Vitamin C. In fact, this tiny fruit has as much Vitamin C as two oranges. Vitamin C, when taken in the form of supplements, is not always easily absorbed. But when you eat an amla berry, the Vitamin C present is easily assimilated by body. The fresh fruit contains more than 80% water, protein, minerals, carbohydrates and fiber. It also contains many minerals and vitamins like Calcium, Phosphorus, Iron, Carotene and Vitamin B Complex.  So the next time you think of reaching for a supplement, think again and reach for an amla berry instead. 

HAIR CARE: Amla is used in many hair tonics. It enriches hair growth and hair pigmentation. It strengthens roots of hair, maintains color and luster. Eating fresh fruit or applying its paste on hair roots improves hair growth and color. Amla oil is very popular in India as it serves as very good hair growth boosters thereby preventing hair lose. Massaging the head with amla oil, induce sound sleep and is good for hair.

EYE CARE: Taking amla juice with honey is good for improving eyesight. It improves nearsightedness and cataract. It reduces intraocular tension.

DIABETES: Amla contains chromium. It has a therapeutic value in diabetics. Indian Gooseberry or Amla stimulate the isolated group of cells that secrete the hormone insulin. Thus it reduces blood sugar in diabetic patient.

HEART DISEASE: Gooseberry strengthens heart muscles. So heart pumps blood flawless throughout the body. It also strengthens the lungs.

INFECTION: Due to its antibacterial and astringent attributes the Indian Gooseberry protects against infection. It improves body resistance.

DIARRHEA AND DYSENTERY: Due to its strong, cooling and laxative properties Gooseberry is useful for remedies for diarrhea and dysentery. It is a great relief for gastric syndrome and hyperchlorhydria (burning sensation in abdomen). It ensures better digestion of food and also balances stomach acid. 

IMPROVING APPETITE: Consuming Gooseberry powder with butter and honey before meal improves appetite. It helps in balancing Nitrogen level and thus increases weight in a healthy way.

ANTI AGING: Amla prevents health related hyperlipidaemia through attenuating oxidative stress in the ageing process. It helps in fighting free radicals that are responsible for ageing and cell degeneration.

DETOXIFICATION:  Indian gooseberry acts as a body coolant and also flushes out toxins from the body and improves defense mechanism of the body. Regular use of pain killers, antibiotics and medication, regular intake of alcohol, all cause toxin build-up in the liver. Amla helps strengthen the liver, and rid the body of these toxins. It thus helps purify and clean the blood.

Amla regulates elimination and enhances fertility.

Amla has been found to increase vitality and improve muscle tone. 

Amla improves immunity and adds to the physical strength of an individual.

Indian gooseberry is said to help in the treatment of hemorrhage, menorrhagia, leucorrhoea and discharge of blood from uterus.

Amla increases hemoglobin, red blood cell production and in turn, strengthens teeth and nails.

Weakness of body, spirit and mind shall be dispelled by taking fresh amla juice in between meals. Indian gooseberry is associated with fortification of liver and nourishment of the brain, resulting in better mental functioning.

It is also used as remedies for fever, indigestion, constipation, insomnia, sun burns, sun strokes, anemia, urinary problems, respiratory problems, cerebral, gastro and cardiovascular illness. Gooseberry lowers cholesterol level.  So the Indian gooseberry or Amla as a fresh fruit or juice or in dried form is much good for your health.

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