Indian Gooseberry or Amlaki, popularly known as Amla is an edible fruit and is widely used as herbal remedies to treat a number of diseases. The fruits are spherical in shape of light greenish yellow in color, bitter and sour to taste and rich in fiber. This fruit has powerful antioxidant properties and acts as an immunity booster. It is the most important source of Vitamin C or Ascorbic acid. Other vitamins and minerals like calcium, phosphorus, iron, Vitamin B complex and carotene are also present in good amounts. Vitamin C plays an important role in building up the body immunity system which helps to fight against any diseases and infections.
Amla (Emblica Officinalis) is famous for its multi health benefits that can be listed as follows -
1. Due to its high Vitamin C content, it helps in the maximum absorption of nutrients from the food and boosts the immunity system of the body.
2. The high antioxidant property of Amla due to the presence of bioflavonoid, carotenoids, flavones and polyphenols prevents aging to a great extent.
3. It balances the acids produced by the stomach.
4. Amla is useful in treating respiratory problems and strengthens the lungs.
5. The high content of Vitamin C helps in treating scurvy by elevating the body immunity system.
6. Regular use of Amla improves the fertility.
7. Amla acts as a cleansing agent and detoxifies the body from harmful toxins.
8. Even skin disorders can be cured due to the presence of anti oxidants in Amla.
9. In treating hemorrhage, dysentery and diarrhea Amla is found to be very effective.
10. Researches have proved that Amla also prevents the growth of cancerous cells in skin, womb and stomach due to its anti oxidant properties.
11. Powdered Amla is very useful in reducing gastric and abdominal pains.
12. Amla prevents the toxic build up of metal poisons in the body of those who are exposed to metal pollution.
13. Amla can detoxify the liver from its harmful toxin build up due to over medication or excessive consumption of alcohol. This helps in strengthening the liver and purifying the blood.
1. Common cold leading to sore throat and respiratory tract infections.
2. Indigestion leading to acidity and dyspepsia.
3. In case of premature aging.
4. Sudden hair fall.
5. Recurrences of respiratory problems.
6. In liver problems.
1. Amla also finds extensive use in treating diabetes due to the high Vitamin C content.
2. Regular intake of amla with honey helps in preserving eye sight and prevents cataract formation.
3. Amla is used in several hair tonics as it strengthens the roots of the hair and prevents graying.
4. Diabetes can be controlled by regular intake of Amla as it stimulates the production of insulin.