Amla, also known as Indian gooseberry, is one of the best immune boosters throughout the year and is regarded by Ayurveda as a potent and rejuvenating fruit.
The fruit is sweet and sour and contains lots of antioxidants, vitamins, flavonoids, and fiber. Amla is also well-known for its ability to fight cancer and inflammation. That it is an age-old Ayurvedic treatment for the common cold, fever, digestive problems, liver illnesses, diabetes, and many seasonal infections is no surprise. Ayurveda claims that amla may balance the tridoshas and treat practically all illnesses.
Our immune is low, our digestion is slow, and we are more susceptible to a multitude of seasonal and digestive problems during the monsoon. Amla’s cytoprotective characteristics aid in increasing the formation of white blood cells, bolstering our immune system. Regular consumption of it aids in the body’s detoxification process.
Amla is also incredibly effective for digestive problems including acidity and constipation. The miraculous fruit can delay cell aging and enhance longevity, which both assist you battle ageing. Amla can help lower LDL cholesterol and manage blood sugar levels when consumed regularly. Not to mention the advantages it has for skin and hair. Its numerous vitamins and antioxidants guard against skin disorders and infections while also reversing the effects of aging.
There are several methods to incorporate amla into your diet. If you can, drink it raw; but, if you find the taste to be too acidic, there are a number of other ways to enjoy this strong fruit. You can try your hand at these countless delicacies, such as chyawanprash, amla sweets, juice, murabba, and pickle.
Dietician and nutritionist Dr. Poonam Duneja, founder of Nutrifybypoonam Diet & Wellness Clinic, describes how amla can be ingested as follows: “Even more than oranges, amla is a very potent source of vitamin C. It is helpful for digestive health, skin and hair health, and immunity. Amla can be consumed in a variety of ways, including by substituting its juice for the lemon in salads and by sautéing it with salt and red chili powder. Amla pickle and amla murabba are both delicious and nutritious options. Amla juice is now available in packages as well. For the best results, include amla in your diet every day for at least two months.”