Weight loss to improving vision: Benefits of amla that improve overall health
First Published Dec 28, 2020, 2:04 PM IST
Amla is also known as Indian gooseberry which is one of the most popular superfoods among health enthusiasts.
Indian gooseberries (amlas) are loaded with Vitamin C, calcium, phosphorus, iron, carotene and Vitamin B complex. They're chock full of healthy antioxidants.
In fact, with an increase in inclination towards healthy living, amla has been one of the most consumed Indian plum, but did you know that amla is not just an immune booster and there is a lot to this little fruit, which your body, skin and hair can do wonders for this in so many ways.
So, here are some interesting uses of gooseberry which will give you the fulfilment of this miraculous fruit.
Weight management: According to health experts and nutritionists, consuming amla juice helps in improving digestion and builds a strong metabolism. Drinking a glass full of amla juice with a pinch of salt and pepper, helps in improving digestion and keeps you satiated for a longer period of time, which helps in curbing appetite. Apart from that, consuming amla juices before meals helps in better absorption of nutrients and works as a natural laxative, this is due to the presence of fiber content.
Hair growth: Amla works wonders for your hair, you would be amazed to know that amla extracts can help in strengthening hair follicles, slow down aging and fading hair, prevent dandruff and give a natural shiny texture to your hair. According to Rupali Sharma, Founder & Expert, Aegte Hair & Skin Luxury, Amla is known for its potent healing powers. It stimulates hair growth, moisturizes frizzy hair, treats dandruff, strengthens hair from the root and prevents premature greying of hair naturally. Both consuming as well as applying amla can give you great results. In fact, applying amla powder with henna or adding amla pieces in your oil can help in improving your hair texture.
Builds resistance: Packed with the goodness of Vitamin C, eating raw amla or amla powder with honey, helps in combating cold, cough and several other seasonal ailments. Simple homemade kadha, with basil leaves, honey, ginger and raw amla can also be made; this remedy will not only help in strengthening the immune system but at the same time helps in treating seasonal cold and flu.
Relieves pain: Amla is loaded with anti-inflammatory properties that help in healing ulcers, muscle pain, joint pain caused due to several reasons. Apart from that, drinking amla juice and honey with a pinch of turmeric helps in healing pain.
Blood purifier: The best way to reap the benefits of amla is by eating it raw. However, if you are always on the go then consuming amla juice or amla powder can also work wonders. In fact, a glass of amla juice with 1 teaspoon jaggery powder helps in giving your body the much needed dose of iron, which helps in improving the haemoglobin level and also helps in purifying the blood naturally. You can also take amla powder and honey, mix it well and consume anytime. Apart from that, amla juice keeps you hydrated and helps in keeping the body replenished.
Improves vision: The presence of carotene helps in improving eyesight. In fact, daily consumption of amla helps in reducing cataract issues and reduces the eye pressure. However, it is best to consume raw amla, it helps in reducing the itchiness and redness caused due to pollutants. It also helps in protecting from cell damage.