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Home Remedies with Amla aka Indian Gooseberry

Updated on June 17, 2011

Amla or the Indian gooseberry is a tiny fruit that grows on a short tree. The fruit is spherical, slightly yellowish green, smooth and hard. Not everyone will like the taste of the amla fruit as it has a very bitter, sour, astringent taste.

Amla or Indian Gooseberry - Image from
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Amla Pickle
Amla Pickle

Benefits of Amla

Fact: It gives a cool sensation if water is consumed after having an amla fruit due to its antipyretic property.
Benefit: Helps lower body temperature during summer or hot conditions or during fever (They will not lower normal body temperature).

Fact: It has alexiteric properties.
Benefit: Removes toxins from the body and prevents against contagious diseases.

Fact: Amla fruit is one of the richest sources of vitamin C. One amla fruit is worth 2-3 large oranges in terms of vitamin C quantity.
Benefit: Helps build immunity and against fighting cold.

Fact: Amla berry is one of the best known anti-oxidants to man.
Benefit: It helps combat free radicals. Free radicals are unstable ions in the body, responsible for aging and cell degeneration, and amla stabilizes them and helps in anti-aging process.
Benefit: It is also a great source for healthy skin.
Benefit: Being rich in anti-oxidants, amla helps purify blood which enhances general vitality of the body.
Benefit: It also improves the health of liver.

Fact: Amla helps body’s natural process of metabolism.
Benefit: Amla is a fruit that enhances food absorption and thus helps you get the most out of the food you eat. It helps the body assimilates minerals like iron.
Benefit: People suffering from obesity suffer from bad metabolism rate (apart from eating too much unhealthy food and not exercising). Amla berry helps improve metabolism and hence avoids the accumulation of fat.

Amla Tree
Amla Tree

Benefits of Amla

Fact: It has high antiviral and antibacterial properties.
Benefits: Also improves general well being and immunity.

Fact: Recent human study and research on rats have proves amla can reduce the blood sugar levels in blood.
Benefit: Natural way of reducing diabetes.

Fact: Amla helps enhance the health of hair.
Benefit: See home remedy below for healthy, beautiful hair.

Home remedies with Amla/Indian Gooseberry

For Immunity and general well being

Amla Powder – 1 teaspoon
Water – 500 ml

Step 1: Add the amla powder to water you drink every day.
Step 2: The water might taste a little weird but will serve your body in the long run.

Helps improve immunity, eyesight and helps against constipation.

For shiny, healthy hair

Amla Powder – 1 tablespoon
Oil (Olive Oil or Coconut Oil) – 3 tablespoons

Step 1: Heat oil in a small pan. (Do not heat too much, let the oil be warm).
Step 2: Add amla powder.
Step 3: After heating it for a while, leave oil to cool down (Do not heat too much, let the oil be warm).
Step 4: Massage the oil into your scalp with generous amounts of the oil.
Step 5: Let it soak for a few hours (2-3).
Step 6: Wash away the oil with shampoo.

You will immediately see the difference in our hair. It is much shinier and healthy looking. For best results try it twice a week for couple for weeks.

DISCLAIMER: The author is not a medical practitioner. These are only general guidelines.


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