Amla – Why Bitter is Better?
Amla – The Indian Gooseberry
Ever wondered why these little shiny bitter fruit Indian gooseberry or popularly known as amla is undeniably a superfruit , a powerhouse of nutrients. Rich in Vitamin C and full of anti-oxidants, Amla is very beneficial, be it raw, as an oil or as amla powder.
One of the most effective ways to add amla to your diet is to juice it and have it diluted with water every day on an empty stomach. It clears your system, aids in digestion, helps in maintaining clear skin, healthy hair and good eyesight. Amla juice can be a tad unpalatable, but enjoys multi-fold health benefiting properties that will set your frowned faces right.
Lets see the 5 magical effect of amla-or the Indian gooseberry on our skin , hair and health
1. Magic Effect on Hair:
Amla oil, if regularly applied to the hair, nourishes the scalp and roots and promotes the growth of long and healthy hair. Amino acids and protein present in amla help in hair growth, tackling hair fall and fortifying the root as well as the shaft. Hair pack made from dried amla powder if applied once a week, strengthens the hair. It also combats the dandruff from the scalp if applied regularly.
2. Lowers Cholesterol
For those who are fighting high cholesterol levels, amla juice in combination with aloe vera juice does wonders. Adding amla-indian gooseberry in your daily diet will be helpful in lowering the cholesterol of the body. It is best to have amla juice first thing in the morning. Have a small portion (20-30 ml) diluted in a glass of water. You can choose to mix a bit of lemon juice and honey to enhance the palatability.
3. Improves functioning of Liver
Amla is full of anti-oxidants that helps the liver to perform better. This Indian gooseberry is loaded with essential nutrients that exert various health benefits to the liver. It supports liver function and flushes out toxins from the body. It also prevents the oxidative damage that is usually caused by the intake of alcohols.
4. Brightens Skin
Amla is effective for lightening the skin because of Vitamin C .
Chop up a few pieces of Amla and blend it till it forms a smooth paste.
You Will Need
- Half a papaya
- Amla paste
What You Need To Do
- Mash a few pieces of papaya in a bowl.
- Add half a teaspoon of Amla paste and half a teaspoon of honey to it.
- Mix well till the paste is smooth.
- Apply and leave it on for 15 minutes. Rinse it off with warm water.
Amla is helpful in reducing the pigment of the skin making it blemish free and increases the glow. It makes the skin radiant n healthy.
5. Prevents Constipation
Because of its high fiber content, Amla is great for the digestive system. A happy side-effect of this is its effectiveness against constipation. The alkaline nature of amla helps in clearing the system and strengthening the digestive system.
So, there you go, it is a potent nature’s elixir packed to combat most of our everyday health woes. Give it a try, you will be amazed.