Benefits of The Vitamin C Storehouse - Amla And Amla Murabba
What Is Amla
Amla is a type of gooseberry, also known as Indian gooseberry, Phyllanthus emblica or Emblica officinalis.
Amla tree is about 20 ft to 30 ft high. The fruit is round and green to greenish yellow in colour. The best amla is the Kalami variety, as the fruit has a lot of pulp, is less sour and bitter than the rest and has a very small seed.
Amla is used in jams, pickles,chutneys etc. It is the major ingredient of the famous ayurvedic rejuvenator, Chyavanprash.
Innumerable Amla Benefits
It is said that Amla benefits in removing all disease conditions.
Amla gives energy to the young and youth like energy to the old. It is the richest source of vitamin C and has 20-25 times more vitamin C than an orange.
Amla increases the body's immunity against diseases.
Regular use of Amla benefits in acidity, fevers, colic, vomiting, insomnia, vision problems, excessive thirst, burning sensation of the body. It is a detoxifier, laxative, tonic, diuretic and digestive too.
Amla benefits in problems related to aging and improves the haemoglobin content of the blood, erases age spots on the skin, reduces blood sugar, clears and gives a glowing skin, reduces hair fall, stops nosebleed, strengthens the liver, is a brain tonic, a heart tonic, increases fertility, improves the functioning of the urinary system, improves muscle tone, acts as an antioxidant, lowers cholesterol, strengthens teeth and nails, treats leucorrhoea. It is beneficial in semen defects, joins broken bones and the list goes on.
For increased heart beat take Amla murabba which is a sweet like preperation of amla.
( Amla berries are soaked in sugar syrup till the the amla loses its sour taste and the sugar penetrates the pulp evenly. This is called Murabba).
Recipe for amla Murabba is given in this hub.
Amla has a very high concentration of vitamin C. A human body needs 50 mg of vitamin C daily which can be met by taking 1.6 ounces of amla juice.
Amla murabba gives strength. It is good for pregnant women.
In fact, Amla benefits, as a health promoter and restorer are so numerous that it is compared to Nectar-the Elixir of life- and very rightly so as it is a powerhouse of benefits.
Amla can be consumed in any form - raw, in pickle form, as a sherbet, murabba, chutney or cooked in dishes.
When fresh Amla is not available, amla powder can be used.
Amla Nutritional Fact Sheet
Food Value Per 100 g of Edible Portion
Moisture 77.1 g
Protein 0.07 g
Fat 0.2 g
Carbohydrates 21.8 g
Fiber 1.9 g
Ash 0.5 g
Calcium 12.5 mg
Phosphorus 26.0 mg
Iron 0.48 mg
Carotene 0.01 mg
Thiamine 0.03 mg
Riboflavin 0.05 mg
Niacin 0.18 mg
Tryptophan 3.0 mg
Methionine 2.1 mg
Lysine 17.0 mg
Ascorbic Acid 625 mg
Source : Finlay Institute Laboratory, Havana.
Uses Of Amla For Health
Take dry Amla. Soak them in water at night and in the morning wash the head with this water.
Eat Amla Murabba. If the bleeding does not stop put 2 drops of Amla juice in the nose and apply a paste of ground Amla on the head.
If fresh Amla is not available soak dry amla in water for sometime then grind this and apply on the head.
In Hot Weather.
Drinking Amla Sherbet (Recipe for Amla Sherbet is given separately in this hub) regularly, lessens thirst and protects from hot weather related problems.
In Stammering, Stuttering and Speech difficulties.
Chewing Amla regularly benefits in such cases.
Mix 1 gram Amla, 1 gram Caraway seeds and 2 grams Candy sugar. Take this with cold water to get rid of this problem.
In Nightfall .
1. Eating 1 Amla Murabba daily helps.
2. In a glass put 20 gms powdered amla. Add 60 ml water and keep for 12 hours. Afterwards, strain this water and add 1 gm ground turmeric. This is good for young boys.
For Stones in kidney and ureter.
Eat Amla churan with radish.
In Bleeding Piles.
Powder dry Amla.Take 1 tsp morning and evening with buttermilk or cow's milk.
1. 3 gms Amla churan or ground Amla taken with 6 ml honey once a day helps. Do not take sour things.
2. 20 ml Amla juice mixed with honey taken for a month, helps.
Take 1 tsp Amla churan, morning and evening, that is twice a day.
In Burning Micturition.
Take green Amla juice 60 ml, honey or sugar 30 gms with a little water. This is one dose. Take one dose in morning and one dose in the evening. It relieves burning, brings on urine and removes constipation.
Take fresh Amla juice mixed with honey.
Taking 1 tsp Amla powder with water or milk at bedtime clears the bowels in the morning.
Mix equal quantities of ground dry Amla and ground Rock salt. Take 1/2 tsp of this mixture to stop diarrhoea.
To improve Digestion.
After meals take 1 tsp amla churan.
In Intestinal worms.
30 ml of fresh Amla juice taken once a day for 5 days kills worms.
As a Strength giver.
Eat 1 tsp ground Amla with 2 tsp honey. Drink milk after this.When fresh Amla is available take 1/2 cup of Amla juice with 2 tsp honey to which 1/2 cup of water is added. Drink milk after this. Taking this regularly gives an energy boost and a very healthy feeling.
To Increase Memory.
Eat Amla murabba daily.
To Improve eyesight.
Amla improves vision. In 250 ml water soak 6 gms amla powder at night. Strain this water in the morning and wash the eyes with this water. It relieves all diseased conitions of the eyes.
1 tsp of Amla churan can also be taken with water at night.
In Bleeding from cuts.
Apply amla juice on the cuts. It stops bleeding.
This is relieved by taking 2 tsp Amla juice or ground Amla with 2 tsp candy sugar with water.
In Heart And Brain Weakness.
Halfway into a meal, take 30 ml Amla juice with water and then take the remaining meal. Do this for 21 days. This removes heart and brain weakness and improves health.
In Heart Disease.
1. Taking ground Amla with cow's milk benefits all diseases of the heart.
2. Take equal parts of dry Amla and candy sugar. Grind this. Taking 1 tsp of this with water everyday benefits all diseases of the heart.
3. Take 1 Amla murabba with milk daily to keep the heart in good health.
In Vomiting or Nausea in Pregnancy.
Eating 2 Amla murabba berries, 4 times a day stops this.
If there is itching and burning. Boil Amla in water. Strain this water after cooling and have bath with this for relief from itching and burning.
Soak dry Amla in water at night. Wash hair with this water in the morning. It strengthens the hair roots and improves the natural beauty of the hair. It benefits the brain and eyes too.
As a Beauty Aid.
Ground Amla used as a scrub keeps the facial skin cleear and soft and prevents facial skin problems.
As a tonic.
2 tsp Amla juice with 2 tsp honey is a strength giving tonic.
In Tooth pain.
Mix a little camphor in Amla juice and apply on the affected tooth for relief.
In 1 glass of water put 25 gms dry Amla and 50 gms Jaggery. Boil till 1/4 th water remains. Strain and cool and drink twice a day.
While one is taking this,eat chappati or bread without salt and take mung beans ( a variety of lentils) to which rock salt (not common salt) and black pepper has been added. Keep away from cold draughts.
In Hoarseness of voice.
Take Amla powder with water to get the voice back.
Wrinkles and Freckles.
Massage face lightly with any oil in the morning and evening. At night, soak 2 tsp ground Amla in water. Strain the water in the morning and wash face with this. It clears wrinkles and freckles if done regularly.
Lick a mixture of 1 tsp Amla and 1 tsp honey.
In High Blood Pressure.
Eating Amla murabba daily, in the morning, lowers the blood pressure.
AMLA SHERBET RECIPE
Preparation Time: 15 mins
Cooking Time: 10 mins
500 gms amla
200 gms sugar
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp black salt
2 to 3 mint leaves
- In a deep pan, boil enough water and add the amlas, mix well and cook till they become soft.
- Keep aside to cool and deseed them.
- Combine the amlas with sugar and 1 cup of chilled water and blend in a mixer till a smooth mixture is obtained.
- Transfer the liquid in a bowl, add the cumin seeds powder and salt and mix well.
- Place ice cubes in serving glasses and pour the liquid in serving glasses.
- Serve chilled.
AMLA MURABBA RECIPE
Preparation Time : 10-15 minutes
Cooking Time : 30-35 minutes
Indian gooseberry (amla) 1 kilogram
Sugar 1 1/2 kilogram
Green cardamom seeds, crushed 1 teaspoon
Saffron (kesar), crushed 1 teaspoon
Almonds, blanched and slivered 10-15
1. Place amla in a pan, add two cups of water and cover and cook on low heat for ten to fifteen till amla is tender and water has reduced to half the quantity.
2. Remove the seeds and set aside.
3. Heat sugar with six cups of water in a thick-bottomed pan and prepare sugar syrup of one string consistency.
4. Add the cooked amlas along with the cooking liquour and stir.
5. Add crushed green cardamom seeds and saffron and continue to cook, uncovered, on low heat till the mixture is thick and translucent.
6.The syrup by now should be of two-string consistency.
7. Add almonds and stir gently.
8. Cool and store in airtight jars.
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