What is Amla?
Amla also known as Indian Gooseberry, is an edible fruit that has been an important ingredient of Ayurvedic medicine for many centuries. It has been used to treat diabetes, cholesterol, cold, cough, indigestion and many more diseases effectively. Amlais very popular for its high vitamin C content and for its amazing antioxidant properties. One small Amla has as much Vitamin C as 2 medium oranges.
Benefits of Amla
- It is a great source of antioxidants which help reduce the damage caused by free radicals and hence improve the body’s ability to fight disease
- It is known to reduce cholesterol and keep heart disease under check
- It can protect the body from the oxidative effects of high blood sugar. It is also effective in preventing insulin resistance that is caused due to a high fructose diet
- Amla extract is rich in Vitamin A which is essential in collagen production, a compound that keeps the skin looking young and elastic
- Amla has been proven to increase the motility of sperm and increase sperm production in men suffering from low sperm coun
- It has the potential to prevent cancer by helping the body fight the harmful effects of chemicals that are carcinogenic
- It may also help to inhibit the further growth of cancer affected cells
- Having one teaspoon of Amla juice on an empty stomach can resolve acidity and help with an upset stomach
- It is good for digestion, and helps the body absorb and assimilate nutrients from the foods we eat
- Amla juice mixed with some ginger provides instant relief from a sore throat and cough
- It protects the liver from oxidative damage caused by chemicals or alcohol
- Since Amla helps to detoxify the liver and aids digestion (while also being a good source of Vitamin C and other minerals), one of the benefits of taking it regularly is that it’s good for one’s complexion
By : Natural Health News