Amla ( Emblica officinalis ) is organically grown in India
AKA Amla fruit powder, Gooseberry, Aamalaki, Amalaki, Amblabaum, Amla, Amla Berry, Aonla, Aovla, Arbre de Malacca, Arbre Myrobolan, Dhatriphala, Emblic, Emblica, Emblica officinalis, Emblic Myrobalan, Groseille à Maquereau Indienne, Groseille Indienne, Groseillier de Ceylan, Grosella de la India, Indian-Gooseberry, Mirobalano, Myrobalan Emblic, Mirobalanus embilica, Neli, Phyllanthus emblica, Yu Gan Zi.
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A major ingredient in most ayurvedic products, especially the Chyavanprash and the Triphala churna, amla is a potent fruit known for promoting health and longevity.
According to Ayurveda, regular consumption of amla balances all three doshas, that is, vata, pitta, and kapha. Its cooling properties balance both vata and pitta, whereas its drying properties have a balancing effect on the kapha dosha. In ancient Ayurveda practice, amla is used for promoting longevity, improving digestion, purifying blood, strengthening the heart, stimulating hair growth, enhancing concentration and memory, and alleviating respiratory problems.
Amla is rich in vitamin C, the fruit is also rich in proteins and fibers. It contains minerals such as iron, calcium, and phosphorus besides vitamins A and B. Note that Vitamin C helps the absorption of Iron.Thus it may be beneficial in cases of anemia.
Its cooling properties make it ideal for treating all kinds of skin disorders. So, if you are looking for a natural cure for your acne, give amla a try. It slows down the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
The fruit promotes longevity and slows down the aging process. Its strong antioxidant properties have a protective effect on your heart, lungs, brain, and skin. Amla is considered to have a beneficial effect on respiratory disorders as well. It has been found to alleviate asthma symptoms.
Due to its beneficial effects on the secretion of insulin, amla is believed to control blood sugar levels in diabetic patients. Its rich chromium content is another reason why it is good for diabetics.
It works as a wonderful natural laxative for those with constipation. Amla strengthens the digestive system and improves its ability to digest food and absorb nutrients. The fruit is good for decreasing acidity. It is also an excellent liver tonic.
Amla is also considered to have a beneficial effect on your cardiovascular system. It strengthens the heart muscles, lowers cholesterol, and controls hypertension.
Regular consumption of amla also purifies blood. The rich antioxidant properties of amla make it a wonderful fruit for the brain. It prevents the cells of the brain from free radical damage, improves concentration and memory, and may prevent diseases such a dementia and Alzheimer's.
The health benefits of amla also extend to the reproductive system in both men and women. In women, it regularizes their monthly periods and strengthens the uterus. In men, amla increases the potency and sperm count.
Amla is also believed to improve eyesight and prevents the occurrence of all age-related eye conditions such as macular degeneration. As part of triphala, it is used as an eye-wash to relax and comfort eyes as well as improve vision.
Regular use of amla strengthens the hair follicles, stimulates hair growth, keeps dandruff away, straightens your hair, prevents split ends and nourishes your hair. It also prevents premature graying of hair and stops hair loss.
The best way to use amla for hair is to make a home-made shampoo. Dried amla is usually used for this purpose. It is boiled along with reetha (soapnuts) and shikakai for about 10 minutes in plain water.
The contents are allowed to steep in this water overnight or for about eight hours. The liquid can then be drained and used for washing hair.
Not enough is known about the use of Indian gooseberry during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.