8 Amazing Benefits of Amla

Last week, I ran out of Amla, also known asIndian gooseberry. I went to my regular health food store to get more, butthey were out of the herbal medicine. In fact, the businesswas reducing the size of itsinventory, and Amla was one of the first products to be discontinued. Even though I knew I could findit somewhere else, strangely, I felt a little sad.

On the bright side, the experiencemade me appreciate the wonders of this fruit.

I’ve been taking Amla off and on for about 12 years. It was recommended to me by my natural health practitioner, and it happens to be one of my favorite remedies. The plant isvery nourishing and rejuvenating,and I enjoy the effects it has on my body.

First, I’d like toemphasizethat before trying any new or unfamiliar supplement, you should check with a trusted health practitioner to make sure it’s right for you. I only recommend products that I feel are safe and I’ve experienced formyself.

If you were to step into my kitchen or go through my cabinets, you would find a lot of the things I’ve recommended in articles. You’d probably find a jar of coconut oil on my kitchen counter next to a little bottle of vitamin D and a box of tulsi tea. I sometimes have a bottle of nucleotides on hand for cold and flu season. And I also have a bottle of Amla.

With that said, here are eightreasons why Amla is so amazing:

1.It’s an excellent source of vitamin C.

Amla is a highly potent form ofvitamin C, containing even more than is found in oranges.

2.It’s high in antioxidants.

Antioxidants prevent the body against free radicals. Free radicals are harmful and can damage cells, potentially leading to cancer and other possible diseases.

3.It reduces inflammation.

Intraditional medicine, Amla is often used to minimize the pain of inflammation.

4.It aidsdigestion.

Amlahelps the body to absorb and assimilate nutrients from the foods we eat.Italso reduces diarrhea.Amla ismuchslower and gentler than other herbs commonly usedto help digestion –like ginger. Personally,I prefer the gentleness and cooler quality of Amla.

5.It strengthens theliver.

Amla helps to flush out toxins and purportedly treats jaundice.

6.It’s great for the urinary system.

Amla can removetoxins through the urinary system without overstimulation. In some cases, uremia patients benefitted from the effects of Amla.

7. Itimprovesskin condition.

Oftentimes,skin blemishes or acne can signal thata person’s liver is overrun by toxins. Since Amla helps to detoxify the liver and aids digestion, regularly consuming the fruit can improveone’s complexion.

8. It produceshealthier, more lustrous hair.

Since Amla is great for digestion, it makes it easier for our bodies to absorb the calcium in the foods we eat, therefore resulting in healthier hair — not to mention healthier bones, teeth and nails. The fruithelps to preserve natural hair color and minimizes hair loss.

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Leong S
Leong S11 months ago


Jim Ven
Jim Venabout a year ago

thanks for sharing.

Jennifer F
Jennifer Fabout a year ago

I had never heard of this type of fruit until I saw this post. I guess you can only use it as a supplement? I will have to look into this further.

Sarah Hill
Sarah Hillabout a year ago


Jim Ven
Jim Venabout a year ago

thanks for sharing.

Marc P.
Marc Pabout a year ago

Thank you for sharing!

Past Member
Past Member about a year ago

i will have to order this

Fi T.
Past Member about a year ago

Thank you, Mother Nature

Arbella J.
.about a year ago

The written piece is truly fruitful for me personally; continue posting these types of articles.


Nellie K Adaba
Nellie K Adabaabout a year ago

Never heard of this plant, I need to try it when I get the chance.