Ayurveda makes use of a small fruit named amla, and it is known as “Indian Gooseberry”. Ayurveda is 5000 years old fruit and it grows in India, where it has been first used as a elixir of beauty that rejuvenate the body and boosts your system. You can buy Amla in winter and there is yellow and green colours of it. The height of this fruit is about 18 meters.
Amla is rich in vitamin C and other antioxidants that can help in destroying free radicals that damage cell membrane, but also with polyphenols that is good for protection of chronic diseases like cancer and diabetes.
Why is this fruit better than orange juice? 100 grams of Amla has 450 milligrams of vitamin C and that is more vitamin C then a glass of fresh orange. And also vitamin C that alma has in cannot be destroyed in the process of preparation by the heat or air.
Here are some of the excellent health benefits of Alma fruit:
- Prevents Diabetes
If you have pain, swelling or other problems with liver or pancreas then you should know that eating Amla can improve the function of the liver and help you get better balanced sugar level in people with type 2 diabetes. Some research find that only 3 g of amalaki powder is more efficient than the medications used for treating diabetes.
- Liver detoxification
Amla also has a particular affinity for the blood, the liver, and the spleen, and is therefore able to support the elimination of natural toxins while nourishing and protecting the body’s natural defense systems. Proper elimination is critically important to the detoxification process and amla fosters bowel health and regularity as well. A small dose of amla is binding and astringent in its effect while a larger dose very gently encourages elimination.
- Skin recovery
Acne, pimples, rashes you name it, it is amazing how effective is in solving skin problems, along with the inflammation.
- Beautiful skin, hair, nails
This fruit helps in preventing heir loss, fastens the growth of the hair, makes it shinier and without dandruff, this is a natural remedy for gray hair and you can make your own hair mask with it. Amla is a highly revered rasayana (rejuvenative) for the entire system. Specifically, it promotes youthfulness, bolsters immunity, tonifies all the body’s tissues and promotes overall health and well-being.1 It is a brain tonic, it promotes memory, and its sattvic nature fosters subtle awareness, balanced emotions, and clarity of mind.
- Stomach ache
Numerous abdominal issues can be solved with this Amalaki fruit, such as abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting, cramps, infections and other digestive problems.
You can use it fresh, dry or preserved.
For fresh amla you can only remove the seeds of it and it is. But here is one recipe that is source of tastefulness and healthiness:
- Remove the seeds of two amlas and grind them with paste
- Mix the ingredients with 1 cup of water and strain it.
- You can add 1-2 teaspoons of honey and a little salt.
- Chop larger amlas into smaller pieces, put some salt on it and let it dry.
- When it is dried, store it in an airtight container.
- Preserve amla
- You need to take the smaller variety of amla and boil them, add sugar, spices and salt.
- Cook this mixture and make a preserve like a marmalade, a jelly, or a jam.
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