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Health benefits of Amla fruit , the humble Indian Gooseberry

Updated on July 16, 2017

People are obsessed with royal fruits like Apple, peach and strawberries that they often discount the benefits of the humble fruit Amla aka Indian Gooseberry. Wouldn’t you be surprised to know that Amla is almost 10 times powerful than the apple and contains nearly 20 times more than Vitamin C than oranges!! It is packed with antioxidants and is an anti-cancer agent. Amla also contains calcium, phosphorus, iron and minerals

Anti-cancer agent: Amla is a power anti-cancer agent. It is rich in anti-oxidants which fight off free radicals which are disease causing agents. Free radicals are created in our body on a daily basis due to stress, pollution and genetic factors. If free radicals are not controlled, it could lead to diseases like heart disease, cancer etc

Anti-Diabetic: Amla has been found to be effective in stimulating the pancreas and reduce blood glucose level in diabetic patients. It’s advisable for diabetics to drink amla juice in the morning on an empty stomach every day.

Colon cleanser: Amla is an excellent colon cleanser. It’s a natural laxative and helps cure constipation and other bowel related problems. It’s good for the digestive system as a whole and helps flush out toxins out of the body

Lose Weight: As mentioned above, amla is very good for metabolism and controls cholesterol. It contains omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids. If you are in a weight loss regimen, you could include alma as a natural supplement to boost the weight loss process.

Fertility booster: Alma is a natural fertility booster. It is rich in vitamin c which is vital for fertility. It is useful for women as it strengthens the uterus and supports reproductive system health.

General benefits: Apart from the above, Amla helps improve digestion and absorption of food. It strengthens the lungs and supports cardiovascular health. It also enhances metabolism and controls cholesterol

How to take Amla: Amla can be taken in powder form as well as juice. It can also be eaten raw but most people don’t prefer raw form due to its sour taste. Alma extracts are available in powder, concentrate as well as dried fruit form in the market but it’s better to prepare your own Amla at home. Amla is very powerful when taken along with honey. You can take the same in juice form or you can prepare dried amla with honey. For this, you should buy fresh amla and soak it in honey for days. This gives a very powerful combination which is rich in anti-oxidants. It can be taken as a general health supplement

How to prepare Amla Honey


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      John 7 months ago from India

      Thank you for viewing my hub

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      Chitrangada Sharan 7 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Nice and useful information about Amla and it's health benefits!

      I am sure this will help many to start including it in their regular diet. Your pictures and video is also very impressive.

      Thanks for sharing this helpful hub!