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Ayurvedic Medicinal Properties of Amla or Indian Gooseberry

How familiar are you with the Indian gooseberries also called amlas? If you do not know what is are Indian gooseberries and their importance to health, here’s a bit of general info for you:

Also known as amalaki, amla or the Indian gooseberry, this fruit grows on a deciduous tree, which measure 5 meters roughly. The bark of the tree is light brown in color and yields the lighter shade of green fruits which are nothing but the Indian gooseberries. The fruits are fleshy, globe shaped and depressed at poles. Each gooseberry may vary between 6 and 8 grams.

Amla or Indian-Gooseberry

Mythically speaking, amla is considered as the food of Gods and is the God of health according to Ayurveda. This fruit will taste sour when you chew it and once you are done, will give you an unknown sweetness which will linger on your tongue whenever you drink down some water.

Now, let’s look into the medicinal benefits of Indian gooseberries:

The Skin Rejuvenator

Amla is rich in vitamin C and calcium. It also has a lot of antioxidants in it and the whole fruit is enriched with nutrients that are good for your skin.

One could bite into an amla directly, or include it in their diet in the form of amla juice, as salad or curry etc.

Amla is pickled in India and is one of the tastiest pickles. It is soaked in salt water and then marinated with a fistful of hand pounded spices, which makes it a delight to dine on. These are forms you can consider to take this wonder fruit.

Strengthens the Nervous System

Normalizes Digestion

According to Ayurveda, amla strengthens one’s nerves and boosts up the memory power too. Those who are facing neurological problems can include amla in their diet to see improved results.

Normalizes Digestion

Amla has a lot of nutrients and fibers couples together and does goodness to your digestive system. When you have a stomach upset, or want to maintain a good record of digestion history, consider biting into an amla every day.

Blood Purifier

For its antioxidant properties, amla is a very good blood purifier too. This is the reason why it keeps your bladder and urinary system hale and healthy. Those with urinary or kidney problems should also consider eating amla daily.

Heals Arthritis

Maintains Cholesterol Levels

Amla is said to contain a lot of anti-inflammatory properties too, and thus including it in your diet will cure you off arthritis problems and keep your bones and joins strongly in place.

Maintains Cholesterol Levels

High cholesterol levels are easily brought under control using amla. It has been proven that cholesterol patients have found it deeply useful in including amla in their diets to keep their cholesterol levels under check. Thus, it keep you away from heart related disorders as well.

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