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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Amla: Benefits of Indian Gooseberry



Amla is medically called ‘Emblica officinalis’. It is popularly called Indian gooseberry in western countries and amalaki in India. It is a popular home remedy and natural antioxidant.


Several studies have confirmed that amla has multiple health benefits for the mankind. Now let us navigate through these.

Amla has the ability to prevent early aging in humans. It is good for hair. It is good for preventing respiratory and skin disorders. Alternative medicine recommends Amla for treating eye disorders. Amla fruit is helpful in treating human scurvy. Traditional saints and doctors call amla “the king of herbs”. Amalaki extract or Amla comprises a lot of cytokine-like substances called as z-riboside, zeatin and z-nucleotide. It contains a high amount of vitamin C and also has a lot of natural bioflavonoids, which are important in proper functioning of vitamin C and help strengthen and protect human cell membranes from oxidative damage. Just like gold is the best mineral, Amla is the best herb.

Amla or Indian gooseberry is frequently and consistently used in Ayurvedic medicine. Even popular yoga saint of India, Baba Ramdev, has named it a ‘wonder herb’. One hundred grams of fresh amla pulp comprises vitamin C up to 720 mg and 100 gm of amla juice contains 900 mg of vitamin C. It remains stable in heated temperatures. It does not lose its value while or after processing. It also contains dried form of tannins which is the reason why it retains most of the vitamin C content. To allow several weeks of long-lasting benefits, 1 to 2 tablets of Indian gooseberry or Amla two times a day with meals for 3 months is recommended. Amla treats the disease from its roots and not just the signs and symptoms, like allopathic medicine. So it is better to take it consistently for longer durations.

There is no evidence of long-term adverse effects of using Indian gooseberry capsules on human body. Amla is free of any side effects.

Juice of amla comprises approximately 20 times as much vitamin C as orange juice contains. Amla fruit tissue comprises nearly three times the concentration of protein and approximately 160 times the concentration of ascorbic acid found in 1 apple. Fruit of amla comprises a vast amount of concentration of most beneficial amino acids and minerals than what are contained in apples. Fruit ash of amla (Indian Gooseberry) comprises 3 ppm copper, 4 zinc and 2.5 chromium. Amla is also called an adaptogenic herb by various naturalists around the world, as it is helpful in preventing immunocompromised situations and it also boosts the immune system.

It is a strong rejuvenator, neuralizes stomach acids, enhances absorption of food, prevents premature aging of cells, strengthens the lungs, improves function of brain, detoxifies and cleanses the human body. Its juice enhances fertility. It boosts natural immunity and builds up a deteriorated immune system. As a natural coolant, it is beneficial in heat intolerance or heat rash. It is beneficial in treatment of bleeding, diarrhea and dysentery. Regular use of amla shampoo prevents premature graying and loss of hair. Amla murabba and amla pickle are healthy and yummy.

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