Amla, also known as Indian gooseberry, is a fruit derived from the deciduous tree indigenous to India. The tree is small or medium in size. Amla tree is believed to be sacred to Lakshmi, the goddess in Hinduism. Amla is regarded as a cooling pitta herb and is known to benefit the physical as well as the emotional heart and body, granting longer life, love luck and happiness.
Amla berries are greenish yellow in color and have a fibrous texture on the inside. The taste of this fruit is bitter, astringent and sour, and is a little fibrous. In India, the fruit is commonly eaten by steeping in red chilli powder and salt water for making the sour taste palatable. Amla is a good source of amino acids, minerals and Vitamin C. It contains emblicol, tannins, phyllembelic acid, phenolic compounds, rutin, phyllembelin and curcum-inoids.
Benefits of the Amla Liquid Extract
- Amla has a good content of carotene which is largely known to have powerful effects on conditions that are related to vision, including the ones which are caused by free radical activity. Carotenes and Vitamin A reduce night blindness, macular degeneration and strengthens the vision power in aged persons.
- The antioxidant capacity of Amla along with its carotene and iron content helps in reducing hair loss by not permitting the free radicals to provide harm to the hair follicles.
- Vitamins and minerals contained in Amla are very useful in treating menstrual cramps. Taking the extract on a regular basis helps prevention of such cramps in women.
- It helps the body in absorbing calcium. Calcium is an important component for the teeth, nails, hair and bones.
- It contains chromium that has therapeutic value for the patients of diabetes. Amla stimulates the isolated cells that secrete insulin, thus lowering the blood sugar level in diabetic patients and maintaining a healthy and balanced body.
- Amla is a rich source of protein. Protein is vital for the organ health, cellular growth, muscle development and several other metabolic activities that the body needs to remain healthy.
- Amla strengthens the muscles of the heart and thus the heart pumps blood evenly throughout the body. It reduces the excess buildup of cholesterol, thereby reducing the chances of plaque buildup in arteries and vessels. Thus, there is less risk of heart attacks and strokes.
- Amla is a good source of fiber that helps in adding bulk to the food and helping food move easily through the bowels. It reduces constipation and diarrhea chances. Fiber present in the fruit also stimulates the digestive juices and gastric secretion for easy digestion of the food.
- Amla helps in increasing the volume and frequency of urination. Thereby, helps to eliminate unwanted toxins and excess salt, water and uric acid from the body.
- Amla has strong laxative and cooling properties which are helpful in treating dysentery and diarrhea. It provides relief in hyperchlorhydria and gastric syndrome.
- Amla has astringent and antibacterial attributes which protects the body from infection and improves immunity. It also increases the count of white blood cells in the body which are the major defense for the immune system.
- It can also be used as a treatment for cardiovascular and gastric illness, respiratory problems, urinary problems, anemia, liver disorder, fever, indigestion and cerebral.