literal meaning is called ‘sour’. It is also known as ‘Indian
gooseberry’ and is enriched with various health benefits that the world
is not aware of. Use of Amla in your diet can help in food absorption,
strengthen lungs function, support heart health, enhances fertility,
helps in urinary system, skin health is maintained, promotes healthier
hair, and act as a body coolant, thus adds to the numerous benefits of
Amla is known to be a rich source of Vitamin C; even one small Amla has
as much Vitamin C as 2 medium oranges. Alma is enriched with compounds
like polyphenols, minerals like iron and zinc, vitamins like carotenes
and vitamin B complex. Here are a few benefits of Amla that we like to
discuss in this article:
Being rich in Vitamin C and polyphenols, Amla is a great source of
antioxidants. Research has shown that it has a high content of tannins,
which when combined with polyphenols gives the fruit a unique free
radical search property. This unique asset helps improves the body’s
ability to fight disease and adds to the foremost benefits of Amla.
Protects your heart
Amla is known to reduce cholesterol, and keep heart disease under check.
It is rich in fiber and iron; it is very effective in controlling the
oxidation of Low density lipoprotein. Amla also helps to maintain
cholesterol levels by restraining the oxidative properties of a chemical
called thiobarbituric acid (TBA) that induces LDL oxidation.
Controls diabetes and its complications
Significant benefits of Amla include controlling of diabetes. Polyphenol-
rich Amla actually has properties to protect the body from the oxidative
properties of high blood sugar. It is also effective in preventing the
insulin resistance caused due to a high fructose diet.
Slows down ageing
The extract of Amla is rich in Vitamin A which is essential in collagen
production, a compound that keeps the skin looking young and radiant.
Amla when consumed on an empty stomach has properties that slow down the
degradation of collagen and helps the body produce more.
Protection from Cancer
Enriched with antioxidant properties, Amla has the potential to keep
cancer aside. Research has found that Amla had the potential to prevent
cancer by helping the body fight the harmful effects of chemicals that
are carcinogenic. It also helps to inhibit the further growth of cancer
Amla combined with its anti inflammatory properties make it a great
antidote for an upset stomach. Having one teaspoon of Amla juice on an
empty stomach can take care of acidity and resolve the stomach gastric
problem. Benefits of Amla can also be associated with the treatment of
Soothes the throat
Amla juice can be mixed with some ginger to provide instant relief from
a sore throat and cough.
Protects your liver
Amla has properties that protect the liver from oxidative damage.
Food and digestion
Amla strengthens absorption and assimilation of food. It improves
digestion and stimulates our taste buds to relish food better. It can be
used by everyone without fear of gastric irritations, or increased
acidity. It can also be used to ease "too much heat" - a popular belief
- in the body. It aids in better absorption and assimilation of iron
from the gut. It also acts as a laxative in large doses due to its high