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AMLA & Its Health Benefits

Amla, popularly known as Amalaki is one of the oldest, most effective herbal medicines in the world. Since ancient times Amla has been used to treat major diseases. AYUSH healthcare professionals also suggest Amla Fruit as one the most reliable medicines to treat diseases. To some extent, Amla tastes bitter, it can be used in many forms such as eating raw, juice, chutneys, pickles, Murabba, and used with other recipes using its Amla powder.

Botanical name: Phyllanthus Emblica
English name: Indian Gooseberry
Hindi name: Amla
Bengali name: Amalaki

NUTRITIVE VALUE OF AMALAKI ( 100 gm ) Energy: 58 kcal Moisture: 81.8 gm Carbohydrate: 13.7 gm (mainly dietary fiber) Protein: 0.5 gm Fat: 0.1 gm Vitamin C: 600 mg Calcium: 50 mg Iron: 1.2 mg

Benefits of Amla

1. Anti-aging: Vitamin C is an excellent anti-oxidant and as Amla is so rich in Vitamin C, it has strong anti-oxidant properties and helps combat free radicals. Free radicals are unstable ions in the body, responsible for aging and cell degeneration. Amla stabilizes these free radicals and is believed to be the most powerful rejuvenating agent known to man.

2. Manages Diabetes: Chromium present in Amla has a powerful role to play in diabetic patients. It is known to stimulate the beta cells which produce the hormone insulin

3. Amla for a healthy heart: Chromium is responsible for good heart health as it reduces the formation of plaque and cholesterol build-up in the arteries. Amla lowers the level of cholesterol and strengthens the cardiac muscles thus smoothing the pumping of blood and oxygen to the entire body.

4. Cure mouth ulcer: It helps to cure mouth ulcer if it gargles along with water. The mixture should be Amla juice (2tbsp) and a half glass of water.

5. Amla for digestion: Dry amla can be taken easily anytime to prevent acidity and digestive problems, it is good for digestion and assimilation of foods. Amla Pachak is one of the popular forms of Amalaki which can be found in small grocery shops, local train railway hawkers on a regular basis.

6. Amla to relives asthma and cough and cold: A patient can intake amla juice and honey and drink the same on regular basis, which is helpful to control asthma, bronchitis, allergic asthma, respiratory congestion, chronic cough, and cold.

7. Acts as a diuretic: Because of its diuretic property, it helps in the elimination of various toxins and unwanted and excess salt through urine.

8. Relieves from acidity: Because of its fiber and water content and its great anti-inflammatory properties, it helps soothe the intestinal lining and thus curb acidity.

9. High In Digestive Fiber: Just like most berries, it is low in sugar and has high fiber content, making it an ideal daily fruit for almost anyone.

10. Amla for hair: Amla is good to prevent hair loss, hair fall and plays a vital role in the overall health of hair. Amla Oil plays a significant role in massaging. It helps to induce sleep and provides a soothing feeling to the body. Amla, Reetha, and Shikaki are some of the perfect combinations AYUSH industry, which Prevents premature graying of hair and induces growth. 

11. Amla to burn fat: it is a good source of dietary fiber thus amla is good for weight loss, fat burning, and those who are obese.

Rather than this amla also:
1. Cools the Body
2. Prevents Constipation
3. Boosts Immunity
4. Prevents the Formation Of Gall Bladder stones
5. Prevents Ulcers
6. Act as an Anti-Inflammatory agent
7. Improves Eyesight 8. Purifies Blood
9. Strengthens Bones
10. Amla helps strengthen the liver and rid the body of toxins.
11. Improves Calcium absorption.
12. Increase appetite

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