Amla, which is known more commonly around the world as ‘Indian Gooseberry’ is well known to have a few health benefits. But not just few it has several benefits to its credit. It is rich is lots of nutrients and is helpful in many ways in keeping us healthy and even keeping the doctor away.
It is full of almost twenty times the vitamin C as that of orange juice. It also contains Vitamin B complex, protein, carbohydrates, dietary fiber, phosphorous, calcium, Iron, and Carotene. It is also said to be a very good antioxidant. It also forms part of many ayurvedic medicines and remedies.
Nutritional Facts Per 100g Of Amla:
- Water: 91.4 g (or 91.4%)
- Energy: 96 kcal
- Dietary fiber: 3.4 g
- Proteins: 0.9 g
- Fat: 0.1 g
- Carbohydrate: 6.9 g
- Iron: 1.2 mg
- Vitamin C: 463 mg
- Calcium: 34 mg
- Vitamin B1: 0.02 mg
- Vitamin B2: 0.08 mg
Benefits of Amla juice:
1. Purification Of Blood:
Add some honey to the glass of amla juice that you should consume every day and it shall purify the blood. The antioxidants in amla aid in the purification of blood and make it healthy.
2. Controls Diabetes:
Take dried amla and crush it. Then also take amla and crush them too. Now add them in an equal proportion and add to it a little turmeric. Eat this powder twice a day and it shall lower the blood sugar levels by acting as a hypoglycemic.
3. Improving Tissue Health:
As per Ayurveda, amla is known to improve all kinds of tissues in our body and ensures healthy living.
4. Improve Digestion:
Its consumption helps the body absorb nutrition from our food. It also improves the digestive health and cures diarrhea.
5. Arthritis Relief:
The anti-inflammatory properties of amla make it a good remedy for relief in case of arthritis patients. For this we can have either of the fresh and dried amla options.
6. Boosts Immunity:
On regularly being used, amla strengthens our immunity and helps us combat diseases with much more resilience. It also fights against infections being an antibacterial itself.
7. Hair Health:
It improves hair pigmentation and stimulated hair growth. It also helps in strengthening the follicles, retaining their natural color and improving sheen. Its oil is widely used in India to maintain hair health and preventing baldness. It contains carotene and iron and several other antioxidants which prevent the free radical damage and arrest any chances of hair fall.
Amla is full of antioxidants and thus, helps in reduction in free-radical damage and preventing a faster rate of aging.
9. Perfect Eyesight:
Add honey to a glass of amla juice and drink regularly. It is proven to maintain a healthy eyesight. It also helps in improving myopia (near sightedness), and cataracts. This is thanks to the rich carotene content which keeps eyes healthy and even slows the effects of aging on the eyes. The Vitamin A also helps in preventing night blindness.
10. Acidity Relief:
Add a teaspoon of desi ghee in your daily glass of amla juice and this will help you get rid of your acidity woes.
11. Liver Health:
Amla gets rid of toxins from the blood because of its high antioxidant content and helps in keeping the liver healthy.
12. Weight Loss:
Consuming amla or its juice on a weight loss program will improve digestion which is quintessential in the process of weight loss. It also helps in increasing the metabolism and thus helps us reach out weight loss goals faster.
13. Excretory System Health:
Amla helps in expulsion of toxins from our body via urinary tract with even overstimulating it. Studies have shown that in some cases where the patients’ blood urea levels were raised (uremia), amla aided the proper expulsion of the excess waste and improved excretory system health.
14. Impedes Bone Degradation:
Studies have shown that amla impedes bone degradation by slowing down osteoclast cells which degrade our bones.
15. Energy Booster:
Every morning, consume a mixture of amla powder with pure honey and it shall greatly improve the mental energy levels and prevent fatigue.
16. Maintenance Of Body Temperature:
Amla juice helps our body regulate temperature even during summers and is also said to protect us from UV radiation.
17. Lice Treatment:
Take amla seeds and grind them into a powder. Mix some lemon juice into this powder and form a paste. Apply this paste in the hair and keep it for around 30-40 minutes and then wash them with water. The lice would have vanished from the scalp and hair without using any harmful chemicals.
18. Acne Treatment:
Acne are many a times caused by accumulation of toxins in the liver and amla, by way of detoxifying the liver is indirectly able to clear our skin off the acne.
19. Sore Throat And Cough Remedy:
Add ginger juice to amla juice and drink it in case of a sore throat or a cough. The remedy is a sure cure.
20. Aids In The Absorption of Calcium:
The Vitamin C present in amla is whoppingly huge quantities helps the calcium get absorbed in the body so that our bones and teeth remain healthy.
21. Reduces Cholesterol Levels:
Regular consumption of amla or its juice is known to improve the levels of HDL (good cholesterol) that aids in clearing out the blockage from our arteries and reducing LDL levels (bad cholesterol). The balance between these two is majorly responsible for our heart health. So, we know that Amla also helps improve the heart health.
22. Menstrual Cramp Pain Relief:
The nutrients present in amla help in relieving menstrual cramps. Hence, it is better to drink it regularly so that lesser cramps occur in the first place.
23. Nerve Nutrition:
Amla provides nutrition essential for our nervous system and provides relief to patients in cases of paralysis.
24. Dandruff Prevention:
Amla powder consumption on a regular basis helps in preventing the outbreak of dandruff in our scalp. Hence, it provides the prevention which is always better than a post-facto cure.
25. Improves Red Blood Cell Count:
People with low hemoglobin levels are prescribed in Ayurveda to consume amla regularly as it has shown to enhance hemoglobin and red blood cell count.
26. Treatment For Gastric Problems:
Regular consumption of amla provides relief to patients of gastric syndrome and those suffering from an abdominal burning sensation.
27. Treatment for Leucorrhoea:
When consumed along with honey on a regular basis, amla is known to treat the problem of leucorrhea.
28. Acts As A Diuretic:
Amla has a bit of a diuretic nature and hence helps our body rid itself of unwanted toxins and even helps in excreting a bit of fats through this excessive urination. Hence, it also helps us lose weight in this way.
29. Prevents Gallstone:
Excess LDL cholesterol is the underlying cause behind stones in the gall bladder. Amla has abundance of vitamin C which helps in converting the cholesterol into bile. This transformation takes place in the liver. By preventing both excess LDL cholesterol formation and gall stone formation, it gives us both the benefits in a single remedy.
30. Ulcer prevention:
Amla’s antibacterial nature helps it greatly in preventing ulcers by regulating the acidity. The Vitamin C prevents the occurrence of any mouth ulcers.
Amla does not even have any such side effects. Only people with respiratory problems must be careful not to consume it without ginger juice. It should also be noted that consuming more than 4 amlas daily can be the cause of dryness in the skin in some people.
With so many benefits that we have seen and many more, amla is a super fruit that needs to be included in our diets regularly to enjoy all its benefits.