Amla also known as amalaki in Sanskrit means “nectar of life”. It is the ultimate healer, an Ayurvedic superfood.
It is given the synonym of dhatri (mother, or nurse) in Ayurveda because of its healing properties. Commonly known as Indian gooseberry, the Latin name is Emblica officinalis. Amla is regarded as the universal healer in Ayurveda. It is rejuvenative and nourishes the whole body.
Amla as the name suggests has a sour taste predominantly, and leaves a sweet after taste. Contradictory to the name, it is useful in various acid-peptic disorders, and helps reduce acidity. Traditionally Amla has been used for over thousands of years and as per the Ayurveda, Amla helps balance the tridoshas (vata, pitta and kapha). Mostly available during the winter months, it is a fruit that can be taken on a daily basis. It is included in the Vayasthapan category in ayurveda, referring to its anti-aging property.
Rich in Vitamin C and a powerhouse of immunity
Studies have shown that amla contains significant amounts of Vitamin C, around 10 or 20 times more than that of an Orange. With this amount of Vitamin C, amla helps in better iron absorption, improves your blood count. It is a boon to your immune system and helps improve metabolism.
Fights infections and respiratory ailments
Amla helps to fight against the common cold, it prevents congestion, and helps relieve viral or bacterial infections. It helps to soothe the inflamed airways, and is hence beneficial in the respiratory ailments
Helps in weight management and aids digestion
It is seen that a protein present in amla helps reduce cravings. Moreover, being rich source of fibre, it helps in bowel movements, relieves constipation and helps in better absorption of nutrients.
Improves eye health
A good source of Vitamin A, amla helps improve your vision, and helps reduce age related macular degeneration
Studies have shown that regular use of amla helps reduce the bad cholesterol levels and triglycerides.
Amla is also benefical to reduce the acidity, it helps to improve your skin and hair, it helps to reduce blood sugar levels, and is also beneficial in certain types of cancer.
Ways to use amla
You can eat amla fruit, grind it in a juice form, make sabji, chutney, amla candy, or even a murabba.
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