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Amla benefits:What are the benefits of eating Amla daily?

Amla or Gooseberry


Indian Gooseberry, popularly known as Amla is the fruit of a commonly cultivated tree in India with botanical name Phyllanthus Emblica. This fruit is revered in the ancient Indian medicine, Ayurveda, as the fruit of immortality. It is widely used in various ayurvedic preparations for thousands of years to treat conditions like diabetes, digestive disorders, heart disease, skin disease, respiratory infections, etc.
Amla benefits:
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Amala is a herb which is commonly grown in the Indian subcontinent and finds mention in our Vedic texts for its exceptionally powerful, almost magical powers to cure multiple disorders. Amala is rich in nutrients such as dietary fibers, carbohydrates, proteins; and in vitamins and minerals.

Nutrition found in Amla


The Indian gooseberry or amla is abundant in vitamin C and vitamin A. It also contains high levels of folic acid and minerals like calcium, potassium, phosphorus, iron, carotene, and magnesium. Indian gooseberries are low in calories, with 100 grams of the fruit containing only 44 calories, according to the USDA:

Energy        44 Kcal      
Carbohydrates    10.18 g      
Protein       0.88 g
Total Fat    0.58 g        
Dietary Fiber 4.3 g
Vitamins             
Folates       6 mcg        
Niacin        0.300 mg  
Pantothenic acid         0.286 mg  
Pyridoxine 0.080 mg  
Riboflavin  0.030 mg  
Thiamin     0.040 mg  
Vitamin A  290 IU       
Vitamin C   27.7 mg    
Minerals             
Potassium  198 mg     
Calcium      25 mg        
Copper       0.070 mg
Iron   0.31 mg    
Magnesium         10 mg        
Manganese         0.144 mg  
Phosphorus         27 mg        
Zinc   0.12 mg

Health benefits of Amla


1.conjunctivitis and other eye infections.


 Consuming Indian gooseberry regularly helps improve vision health. It also makes the eye muscles stronger and provides relaxation to the eyes when they are tired and stressed.

A study conducted in 2010 proved that the regular intake of the Indian gooseberry treated and reversed cataract in lab rats.

2.Treat cold and cough


Health experts suggest that regular consumption of amla juice can effectively help treat conditions such as cold, cough and flu.
To cure cold and cough, consume two teaspoons of amla juice with equal amount of honey everyday.
It can also help get rid of mouth ulcers. For this, mix a couple of teaspoons of amla juice in water and gargle twice every day.

3.Prevents Heart Diseases


Gooseberries have been proven to improve heart health. Amla powder strengthens the heart muscles, so the blood circulation is more effective throughout the body. By reducing excess cholesterol buildup, chromium in amla powder can reduce the chances of atherosclerosis or plaque buildup in the vessels and arteries. This may reduce the chances of stroke and heart attack. The iron content in amla also promotes the creation of new red blood cells, thereby increasing circulation and the oxygenation of organs and cells to maximize growth and regeneration of tissues.


4.Management of high blood pressure


Vitamin C, a significant constituent of Amla, is a potent antioxidant that has been reported to reduce oxidative stress. Thus, prevent the development and progression of hypertension. It can also protect your heart by reducing the cardiac and renal hypertrophy and by modulating the activated Endothelial Nitric Oxide Synthase (eNOS), and electrolyte levels.

5.Prevents respiratory problems


Amla can alleviate asthma, chronic cough, tuberculosis and blocked chest as well. It is because of the presence of Vitamin C that it has a beneficial effect on respiratory disorders.

6.Benefical for loss weight


Amla also helps greatly in losing weight by burning the extra unnecessary fat present in the body that is holding you back and increasing your weight. It helps a lot in boosting metabolism, so the weight shedding process becomes quicker, and adding amla juice to your exercise routine will help you greatly in losing weight and becoming fitter, and happier.

7.Prevent constipation


The alkaline nature of Amla is known to clear and strengthen the digestive system. The high fiber content of Amla is excellent for the digestive system as it cures constipation. Amla also contains anti-inflammatory properties, therefore dried Amla powder can be used to cure hyperacidity and prevent stomach ulcers.

Amla oil for hair fall & hair regrowth


Amla oil contains Vitamin C and is highly effective in rescuing from hair fall and regrowth. The oil is directly applied on the scalp and massaged for a few minutes, for its complete absorption, so that it can impart health benefits.

To prevent hair fall, massage the scalp with a mixture of two teaspoons of amla oil along with two teaspoons of lemon juice. The amla oil should be left until it dries, and it can be rinsed later with warm water.

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