In Ayurveda, the Indian Gooseberry (Amla) is used extensively in medications as well as beauty products. It is very rich in Vitamin C. It has an abundance of antioxidants, Vitamin B Complex, Calcium, Carotene, Phosphorus, and many other vital nutrients. It rejuvenates us mentally and physiologically like nothing else can.
The brain and nervous system, internal organs like heart, liver, urinary system, digestive tract, reproductive organs, from hair to feet; the Indian gooseberry has the capability of healing and keeping every part of your body healthy. It is known to even prevent cancer.
FIRST – THE BEAUTY ANGLE
Wrinkles and age spots
Amla is a powerful anti-oxidant. It controls the level of free radicals and slows down the process of ageing. It prevents wrinkles and age-related blemishes.
Most herbal shampoos-conditioners and herbal hair oils have amla as a main ingredient because it is rich in carotene and iron. It acts as a tonic and improves the colour, thickness, texture and strength of the hair. It also prevents premature balding by keeping the hair follicles nourished.
AMLA FOR A HEALTHY LIFE
Consuming amla has manifold benefits:
With its plentiful Vitamin A, eating amla is a wonderful idea. It improves eyesight and prevents:
- Night blindness,
- Macular degeneration (age related).
Amla stops accumulation of plaque in the blood vessels, thus preventing strokes and cardiac arrest. It regulates free flow of blood and keeps all the organs working optimally.
How many foodstuffs have both calcium and vitamins C and D like the Indian Gooseberry does? This calcium-rich fruit slows down degeneration of bones, teeth and nails and keeps them healthy. The vitamins help in proper absorption of calcium.
The chromium content of amla improves the health of the pancreas where insulin is produced. In fact, amla should be a part of our daily diet as a preventive or curative for diabetes.
Proteins are vital for cell formation. We may consume protein-rich food, but if it is not digested and absorbed properly we feel tired, listless and we age faster. With consumption of amla you will feel a new vitality without needing tonics.
Female reproductive organs
The Indian gooseberry works like magic where the female reproductive organs are concerned:
- Amla prevents menstrual cramps which can be very painful,
- it prevents infertility and consequent depression.
Amla acts as a diuretic. It increases the quantity and frequency of urination, thus
- It gets rid of toxins,
- Prevents water retention and bloating,
- Moderates level of salt in the body and prevents high blood pressure,
- Prevents excess accumulation of uric acid.
Being a fruit, amla provides the vital bulk to keep the digestive system working in perfect condition. Many of the health problems mentioned above are an indirect result of bad digestion.
The Indian gooseberry is like an astringent and has anti-bacterial properties. Regular intake of amla prevents frequent infections and improves immunity.
Considering the numerous beauty and health benefits of Indian gooseberry, it will be worth having every day to keep us young and healthy for a long time.