Amla tree is cultivated in India and the Middle East and has been used in ayurvedic medicine for over thousands of years.
Amla or the Amalaki is an average-size deciduous tree that grows in the tropical subcontinent of India. It is a member of the Euphorbiaceae family. Its botanical name is Emblica Officinalis. The fruit is commonly used to make chutneys and relishes. In ayurvedic medicine, all the parts of the amla plant are used, flower, fruit, leaves, seed, bark, roots and all. Amla berry is yellow to light green in color and characterized by its succulent, bitter and sour taste.
Amla berry is a storehouse of vital nutrients like vitamins, essential minerals, carbohydrates, protein, dietary fibers and antioxidants. It is low in calories and is 80 percent water.
Its vitamin C content is said to be 20 times more than orange making it rich in flavonoids and polyphenols which are excellent types of antioxidants to effectively fight free radical in the body. Amla berry is also known in restricting growth of carcinogenic cells.
This super fruit is capable of reducing your total cholesterol levels, including triglycerides without affecting your HDL or the “good cholesterol” and this is due to the vitamin C, pectin and amino acids it holds, protecting your arteries and blood vessels from accumulation of fats. And because it holds abundant fiber, it aids you in maintaining a healthy bowel movement. The gastronomical tracts are also kept clean due to the proper breakdown of the food. Amla berry can neutralize the acidity in your stomach too. If you’re a diabetic, you can benefit well from Amla berry. Its high fiber and low sugar content can lower or maintain your blood sugar level by regulating the glucose in your blood. Drinking amla juice regularly can help you maintain your desired weight by lowering the fats in your body that slows down the digestion process. Great for those in a diet program.
Amla berry is also effective in killing germs and in reducing pain and swelling caused by inflammation. Juice up with amla berries to cure your sore throat and treat your cold and well as relieving irritated eyes. It can reduce hair loss, strengthen and conditions the hair and prevent premature graying. Amla berry can also care for your skin by removing dead skin the natural way. Such an amazing fruit!
It is safe when consumed in food quantity. Avoid using in large amount as medicine, especially by pregnant and nursing women. It’s best to stay on the safe side.
Morning, noon or night… what's your favorite time to enjoy an amla juice?
Amla Berry Fruit Facts: Amalaki is a Sanskrit word which means ‘the sustainer’ or ‘the fruit where the goddess of prosperity presides’.
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