Amla: The wonder fruit that can help us lead a healthy life

Gooseberry, which is well-known in India as Amla is a powerhouse of antioxidants and vitamins. Its therapeutic value is indescribable and  incredible. It is very popular as a rich source of Vitamin C. Consuming amla everyday in any form, as a medicine, fresh fruit, dry, powder, tasty pickle, candies or juice  can enhance immunity and prevent many lifestyle diseases and keep the body young and healthy. Amla has been accepted as a very powerful natural medicine by both modern and traditional  medical systems across the world. Chayavan Prash in Ayurveda is a very popular medicine in India for rejuvenation and longevity as regular  consumption of it keeps the body disease-free and young.

Its amazing medical properties help cure diabetes, asthma, bronchitis, cough, flatulence, hyperacidity, peptic ulcer, skin diseases, leprosy, inflammation, anaemia, re jaundice, diarrhoea, dysentery, cardiac disorders and  greyness of hair.

Amla is sour in taste, yet people love it as the sourness turns sweet in the mouth later.  Now efforts are being made to produce many products out of it, which are less sour and tastier such as candies.

It is considered as a treasure house of medical properties. This big bead- like light green super fruit contains antioxidants such as polyphenols, flavonoids and tannins, which enhance immunity and rejuvenate body cells, Vitamin C, which is 20-times more in an orange and many  health-giving nutrients. Regular use of it is very helpful in reducing aggressiveness of many life-threatening diseases, such as “cancer, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, inflammation, liver disorder, brain degeneration, digestive condition and age-related eye problems,” researchers say.

 The anti-ageing property in it improves internal and external ageing as we grow old  by protecting youthfulness of the body and skin health. It also prevents inflammation. It is also helpful in  reducing arthritis-related pain. 

Amla is found  very helpful in containing influenza virus. 

The antioxidants in amla are well-known for their  capability to protect the “retina of eyes from oxidative stress and reduce risk of cataract,” say experts. 

The very high Vitamin C  content in amla is beneficial for maintaining a healthy hair and scalp.   

It is also a good mouthwash. Rinsing  mouth with amla water can help get rid of mouth ulcers.

Amla is fibre-rich and it strengethens  the digestive system and prevents constipation.

It is also good for liver and intestine. Doctors also recommend it as a cardio tonic which can remove blocks in the heart. It is also found good in reducing bad cholesterol  and hypertension. It can purify blood and prevent or control diabetes.

Amla is a wonder fruit, available across the  world. Regular consumption of it under the proper guidance of a doctor can help one maintain a healthy life.