Amla is an underrated fruit. The Indian gooseberry (also known as Amla) has eight times more vitamin C than an orange and 17 times the antioxidant power of pomegranate.
Many experts claim amla is the best antioxidant on earth. Ayurvedic experts say it is the best fruit and can cure or dilute many diseases than any other fruit.
Through this post, we will list the 16 health benefits of Amla gathered through extensive research.
1. Natural Medicine for Cough
Amla juice is the best home remedy for treating coughs and canker sores. Adding teaspoons of amla juice with equal portions of honey helps to treat cough. Also, add few teaspoons of water and gargle to get rid of canker sores.
2. Takes care of your skin
Amla is the best anti-aging fruit. Drinking amla juice with honey every morning can provide a healthy, glowing and blemish-free skin. If you have diabetes you can consume amla juice without honey. It is normal to take amla juice in an empty stomach. (and doesn’t have any side effects)
3. Checks Cholesterol Levels
Experts say regular consumption of amla either in the form of fruit or juice, helps in reducing cholesterol levels. It is to be noted that Amino acids and antioxidants help the overall function of our heart.
4. Helps to treat the common cold
Amla is the best and lesser-known natural medicine for cold. Vitamin C in Amla is absorbed more easily by our bodies when compared to supplements. Mix 2 teaspoons of amla powder with two teaspoons of honey and have it three to four times a day. This will give you instant relief. When you have regular cough trying having it once a day for a few weeks to get a permanent solution.
5) Best Natural Medicine for diabetes
Amla is one of the best fruit to control your blood sugar levels and lipids. According to a study conducted in 2011among people with diabetes, people enjoyed a huge decrease in blood sugar levels after consuming amla juice every day for three weeks. A Pakistani study further concluded that the Amla showed excellent properties for treating diabetes when consumed regularly. However, if you are in an antidiabetic drug, it is advisable to consult your doctor for regular consumption.
6. Helps Digestion
According to Dr Ashutosh Gautam at Stake Baidyanath, Alkaline properties present in Amla helps to clear and strengthen our digestive system.
7) Good for EyeSight
Amla is rich in Carotene. And researches have shown that foods with carotene helps in improved vision. Researchers also claim that daily consumption of Amla is associated with increase in overall eye health. Amla can reduce the problem of cataract, intraocular tension (pressure you feel) and prevent redness, itching, and watery eyes.
8.Good for liver
Amla supports liver function and flushes out unwanted toxins from the body.
9. Burns Fats and helps to lose weight
Burning Fat and weight loss are some of the most widely discussed topics on advantages on Amla. A protein present in amla help prevents cravings. Drinking a glass of juice Amla before eating fills our stomach and forces us to consume less food. According to Nutritionists say Amla also helps to increase metabolism, thus helping us to lose weight faster. Amla is also rich in fiber content and tannic acid which helps to relieve constipation and makes you look less bloated.
10. Complete Nutritional Beverage
Along with Vitamin C, Amla is also rich in calcium, iron, and phosphorus, and hence it can be taken as a complete nutritional beverage.
11. Improves Immunity
Antibacterial and astringent properties present in amla help to enhance our immune system. Since Amla is a potent antioxidant, a large number of health problems including cancer which is caused by oxidative damage can be prevented and repaired.
Amla is good for digestion. Amla stimulates gastric acid when consumed before a meal, thus helping better digestion and absorption of nutrients.
13. Good for Hair
Amla prevents hair fall, dandruff and helps to strengthen hair follicles. According to research, Amla increases blood circulation to the scalp to promote hair growth. You can apply Amla oil or a mixture of powdered amla available in the market.
14. Prevents Heart Diseases
Amla helps to prevent atherosclerosis, a condition characterized by the buildup of plaque in the arteries. This condition, which is dangerous that can lead to heart attacks. Research has shown that Amla improves the overall function of the heart by increasing the elasticity of blood vessels, reducing cholesterol and triglycerides, and Decré
15. Pain Relief
Amla is a good pain relief for joint-related aches and painful mouth ulcers. For ulcers, simply gargle amla juice diluted with water.
16. Amla helps to manage chronic conditions
Amla being rich in chromium helps to reduce bad cholesterol and stimulate the production of insulin, thereby reducing blood glucose levels of diabetics. Drinking amla juice every morning helps to keep blood pressure levels under control.