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Amla Juice Benefits

Ishani Chatterjee Shukla Mar 12, 2019
Indian gooseberry, also known as amla, is a rich reservoir of vitamin C besides having other therapeutic properties. Read on to know more about this fruit and its extracts.
Indian Gooseberry is the fruit of a deciduous tree native to southeast Asia. The scientific name of Indian Gooseberry is Emblica officinalis, and it is known as amla in certain Indian regional languages such as Hindi and Gujarati.
Amla and its extracts are highly regarded in the practice of Ayurvedic medicine due to its rich nutrition contents and time-tested herbal therapeutic efficacy. Besides being a very rich source of Vitamin C, amla is a storehouse of may other nutrients. Its acidic juice is a well-known anti-bacterial and anti-viral agent.

Amla Juice Benefits for Skin

The benefits of amla extract for treatment of various hair and skin related disorders are well-known and amla based herbal remedies have been used in the Oriental countries since ages! The vitamin C content and anti-bacterial properties of amla juice make it an excellent elixir for healthy, clear skin.
● Its antibacterial properties make amla juice an excellent treatment for acne and pimples. Used in conjunction with herbal face packs and sandalwood powder, amla juice effectively kills bacteria responsible for causing pimples, boils and acne on the skin and makes the skin environment unfit for the growth of such micro organisms.
However, since concentrated amla juice is a very strong astringent, it is best to dilute it with clean water before use.

● Its astringent properties tighten skin pores, giving a healthy, clear look to oily skin.
● Drinking amla juice in the morning, on empty stomach, on a regular basis makes skin healthy from within. The high vitamin C, calcium, protein and vitamin B complex content also gives you glossy nails, strong teeth and shiny hair as a bonus!
● Drinking amla juice regularly also arrests dry and scaly skin problems as vitamin C and other anti oxidants accelerate the rate of damaged tissue repair from inside, giving your skin a tender, youthful look and feel.

Amla Juice Benefits for Hair

The efficacy of amla oil for hair loss has been known since ages! Here are some more benefits of amla juice for hair that you would find useful if you have been suffering from hair and scalp problems lately.

● The antibacterial properties of amla juice are effective in eradicating dandruff and treating minor scalp itches and irritations.
● The acid content thoroughly cleans away all deposits and pollutants that settle upon hair strands. Therefore, using hair washes made of natural amla juice would impart a lustrous shine to your hair without having any of the harsh effects of chemical hair gloss products.
● Hair packs containing amla juice or amla powder strengthen the roots, reducing the volume and frequency of hair fall over time.

● The iron and protein content in amla makes sure that hair follicles are adequately nourished and invigorated.
● Dry and itchy scalp can be effectively treated by applying a mask of slightly diluted amla juice and honey, which serves to moisturize the scalp and hair besides arresting the growth of dandruff causing microbes and clearing away itchy flakes.
● The use of amla juice for hair growth has a very ancient history. As in case of skin, drinking amla juice on empty stomach in the morning on a regular basis strengthens hair roots and improves scalp skin, leading to fast hair growth and reduced hair fall.

Amla Nutrition Facts

Amla is a storehouse of nutrition! These little, translucent-green fruits pack great punch in terms of nutritional value and therapeutic properties. The following list enumerates the various nutrients that are contained in amla fruits:-
  • Vitamin C
  • Iron
  • Calcium
  • Phosphorus
  • Carbohydrates
  • Dietary Fiber
  • Vitamin B Complex
  • Carotene
  • Protein
The presence of these nutrients make amla a powerful anti-oxidant and amla extracts are often used in herbal anti-aging and anti-fatigue preparations.

Besides, these benefits, powdered dry amla also has a lot of healing and therapeutic attributes to it.
Various other benefits of amla powder and juice include weight loss, diabetes treatment, improvement of appetite, strengthening of cardiac muscles, relief from constipation, relief in uterine hemorrhage, treating insomnia, soothing sun burns, increasing the production of blood cells (relieves anemia), and much more!
Recent studies have also shown evidence of amla juice's LDL (bad cholesterol) busting properties, which is good news for people who are keen on keeping their cardiac health in top order. So, you see, whoever said great things come in small packages was probably referring to this amazing little fruit! Wouldn't you say?
DisclaimerThis is for informational purposes only, and should not be used as a replacement for expert medical advice.