Natural Wonders :Amla (Gooseberry)
Amla is one of the richest natural sources of Vitamin C – 100 gram of Amla contains 700 mg of Vitamin C or ascorbic acid which is 20 times more than that found in other fruits. Amla is also an excellent anti oxidant and one of its best qualities is that the nutrients don’t reduce on cooking or drying.
Health benefits of amla:
Including amla in your diet can be highly beneficial:
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 glucoma .
Treats respiratory system: Amla acts as an astringent and helps in drying cough. Being a good source of vitamin C, it’s very helpful when it comes to treating cold, bronchitis and respiratory problems
Treats constipation: The fruit is a good source of fibre and has proved to be an effective laxative. It’s been known to reduce constipation and even helps in the treatment of piles.
Treats skin ailments: Amla contains antibacterial properties which prevent skin disease and ulcers. It can even help in treating acne.
Good for hair: Amla can do miracles with hair problems and is an important ingredient in many products made for stimulating hair growth. Amla soaked in water and kept in an iron utensil overnight could be used as a shampoo-conditioner-hair colour to check hair greying and to make it shiny.
Improves vision: Amla is good for the eyes and can help in correcting eye problems like trachoma, glaucoma and cataract.
Treats acidity: One gram of Amla powder with a little sugar if taken with milk or water can help reduce acidity.
diarrhea. 1 tablespoon of paste of amla leaves, mixed with honey is an effective treatment for diarrhea.
Amla also works wonder with pregnant and lactating mothers.
When amla is in season it should be consumed in chutneys and pickles. And when not in season it can be taken in the form of murabba.
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