The Amla or Indian Gooseberry isn’t the most popular fruit outside India. Hence, the chances of someone staying in a place like the UK or US knowing about it is quite slim. This berry has immense health benefits which would be discussed in this article to a good extent. The Indian gooseberry belongs to the Euphorbiaceae family, and the fruit ripens in the autumn in wet, forest, hilly areas on the Indian subcontinent. Considered as a sacred tree in India, Amla is very nourishing, and at the same time, it tastes sour. Let’s quickly look at the benefits.
1)Eye Care: The Indian gooseberry is a very effective eye cleanser. It not only cleanses the eyes; but when used with honey, it improves eyesight. Studies have shown it to improve near-sightedness and cataracts while reducing intra-ocular tension. This is mainly due to its impressive carotene content.
2) Skin Care: The powder can give glowing skin when mixed with honey and yogurt. Don’t remove the face mask till it is dry. This leaves the skin smooth and radiating.
3) Bowel Reliever: Amla powder has high fiber content which works wonderfully with the digestive system, that makes it an effective cure for constipation. The dried amla powder is also a great home remedy for hyperacidity and stomach ulcers.
4) An Effective Antioxidant: There is a number of antioxidant fruits available in India. With that said, the Indian Gooseberry ranks as one of the most effective of all. The only fruit that ranks higher is probably the coffee cherry.
5)Prevents Heart Diseases: The Amla powder, when used can strengthen the heart muscles, improving blood circulation throughout the whole body. It helps reduce excess cholesterol and therefore, prevents the occurrence of heart diseases.
6) Appetite Booster: Finding it difficult to get an appetite for food? Try Amla gooseberry powder (preferably the Urban Platter Alma Gooseberry Powder). It will increase your meal appetite when taken along with butter and honey.