Benefits of Amla

The benefits of Amla has a variety of health benefits, from nutritional to medicinal.  Amla is a fleshy fruit with a sour, citrus flavor. 

You generally will not find this exotic fruit in your local grocery store.  Amla, also known as Amalaki or Indian Gooseberry, is known for its ability to rejuvenate the body or enable the body’s maximum potential.  This fruit is ripe in autumn season in wet forest of hill areas in the Indian subcontinent. In India it is considered as a sacred tree. The fruit is very nourishing. Both dried and fresh fruits can be used.

It has traditionally been used to support digestion, heart health, healthy vision, hair growth, and enliven the body.

Amla Berry

The amla berry is truly a superfood! You can find it in a organic powder form which is great to use in smoothies.    Here are some of the benefits of amla berry:

  • Very high in Vitamin C.   
  • Provides antioxidant protection.
  • Supports healthy digestion.
  • Helps maintain healthy blood sugar levels.
  • Supports healthy immune response.
  • Supports liver detoxification and liver health.
  • Helps fight free radical damage and supports healthy aging.
  • It contains many minerals and vitamins like Calcium, Phosphorus, Iron, Carotene and Vitamin B Complex.
  • Gooseberry helps to lower cholesterol level.
  • It increases red blood cell production and strengthens teeth and nails.
  •  It enhances food absorption,  fortifies the liver, nourishes the brain and mental functioning, supports the heart, strengthens the lungs,  helps the urinary system,  flushes out toxins, increases vitality, and strengthens the eyes.
  • Women in India also use it to beautify and nourish their hair.  It enriches hair growth and hair pigmentation. It strengthens roots of hair , maintains color and luster. Eating fresh fruit or applying its paste on hair roots improves hair growth and color. Amla oil is very popular in India as it serves as a very good hair growth booster.
  • Due to its antibacterial and astringent agents it protects against infection.

So the benefits of the Amla berry in dried or fresh form is good for your health.  Amla was recommended by Dr. Michael Greger of 

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