Amla is a wonderful gift of nature. It is a native plant of India. This plant has always found a special place in the traditional sources of medicinal remedies. It’s been used from ancient times, by our grandmothers in various home remedies. It is the richest natural source of Vitamin C. Its effect is considered to be equivalent of around 20 oranges.
Amla is a deciduous tree. Although whole tree is beneficial, it’s fruit which has green-yellow color is the most important in terms of nutritional effects. The fruit of amla has variety of tastes except the salt taste. It has mainly bitter, sour and pungent taste. The fresh fruit contains large amount of water along with fibers, protein, minerals, carbohydrates and vitamins.
It is the most exploited herb in ayurvedic and homeopathic medicines. It has most potent anti-oxidant properties. It helps in removing harmful free-radicals from the body. Amla increases food digestion and absorption by the body. It enhances protein metabolism. So, if a person exercises daily then such person can benefit from daily intake of amla. It enhances body metabolism and therefore is good for weight loss.
Amla increases the detoxification process of liver. It, therefore, removes harmful wastes from the blood and the body. It is one of the best remedy for various problems of skin and hair. When used together with neem it helps in reducing the pimples from the face and the other body parts. It replenishes hair root and helps in preventing premature greying of hair.
It also helps in reducing cholesterol, enhancing vision, strengthening brain power and memory, boosting immune system and proper functioning of other body system. Proper care should be taken by people with heart problems regarding intake of amla. Such people should consult doctors before using amla as it stimulates the heart. This fruit, otherwise, is a complete solution for almost all the ailments known to human being.