Amla Berries health benefit

In today’s time when your health is affected by environmental pollutants, stress and lifestyle, it is high time that you turn to the goodness of nature and embrace whatever it offers to cure your body. Amla is one such thing that has amazing remedial qualities. From constipation to cancer, it can cure all. Amla is worshipped as an auspicious fruit from ancient times andAmla tree was worshipped as Mother Earth.

The small amla berries are full of amlaki, a powerful anti-inflammatory drug, which is beneficial in treating fever, heart complaints, respiratory disorders, tuberculosis, asthma, bronchitis, liver disorders, indigestion, anaemia, gallbladder infections and urinary problems. In Chinese traditional therapy, Amla fruit is called Yuganzi which is used to cure throat inflammation. Amla also improves the immunity and strengthens human body. It also enhances the production of red blood cells, strengthens the root of teeth, stops premature greying of hair and makes them grow thick and long. If taken along with other different drugs like Turmeric, Ginger, Bitter gourd, Chebulic & Beleric Myrobalan, Yasti (licorice), honey, ghee etc the fruit of Amla can give better results.

The Amla fruit contains more than 80% of water. It also has protein, carbohydrate, fibre, minerals and vitamins. It also contains Gallic acid which is a potent Polyphenol. Full of nutrients the small berries of Amla contain 20 times the amount of Vitamin C than in oranges. Vitamin C is important for human beings. It is necessary for the synthesis of the inter cellular cement "collagen". Collagen is responsible for keeping the cells of the body together. 100 Gms of amla contains - 700 mg Vitamin C. If Amla is dried in the shade then much of the vitamin C is retained. To get the maximum out of amla it should be taken raw with very little salt.

Amla & Common Ailments:

1. Constipation causes infrequent stool, anal and perianal pain and abdominal discomfort. This persistent straining during the defecation leads to bleeding piles (hemorrhoids). Amla being rich in fibre regulates the bowel action and keeps constipation at bay. Juice of Amla taken with 250 mg of giloy extract provides an effective remedy for hemorrhoids.

2. If your blood cholesterol troubles you then take Amla. The vitamin C in Amla helps in dilating the blood vessels and thereby lowering the blood pressure.

Grind dried Amla into a fine powder and mix it with sugar candy (Mishri). Store this mixture in a glass bottle and take one teaspoon of this mixture every day empty stomach. This will help maintain the cholesterol level.

3. Amla has anti diabetic quality. Make a mixture of equal quantity of Amla, Jamun and Bitter gourd powder. Take one teaspoonful of this mixture once or twice a day. This mixture is also useful in treating conjunctivitis and glaucoma.

4. In case of acidity take 1 gram of dry Amla powder with a little sugar in milk or water twice a day.

5. 1 tablespoon of paste of Amla leaves, mixed with honey is an effective treatment for Diarrhea.

6. For promoting hair growth and prevent premature graying of hair one can use Amla rich oils and shampoos. For a quick home remedy soak Amla powder in water for a week. Then use it wash hair. This preparation is a 3 in 1 shampoo, conditioner and hair dye.

7. Amla helps in restoring Vitamin C level in elderly, diabetic patients, hypertensive and women using oestrogen contraceptives.

8. Deficiency of Vitamin C makes a person lethargic, susceptible to infections, rheumatic pains and intestinal disorders. Consuming Amla removes this lethargic feeling and makes one vibrant and upbeat.

9. According to a research low vitamin C levels puts a person at risk of developing gallbladder disorders. Taking Amla saves one from gallbladder infections.

10. In children low Vitamin C levels leads to disturbed growth and fragile disorders. For a person with low vitamin C level healing of wounds and fractures is a slow process. For quick healing, one must consume Amla.

11. Amla is also a cure for scurvy. Dry Amla powder mixed with an equal quantity of sugar taken in doses of one teaspoon thrice a day with milk provides enough vitamin C to beat scurvy.

12. Amla also works wonder with pregnant and lactating mothers.

13. It also reduces the incidence of cancer of the gastrointestinal and respiratory tract.

14. It provides protection against pollution.

15. Amla is nature's best antioxidant. Food rich in antioxidants combat free radicals naturally and without any side effects.

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