Indian gooseberry is also called Amla it’s scientific name is Phyllanthus Emblica. For the rest of this article, we use term amla because I feel more connected with this word. I am sure that all of you must have heard about it. But what I am going to tell you today, there are going to be many such things that you must have heard for the first time.
We will talk about, the type of amla, the Benefits of Amla, The side effects of Amla, How can we use amla, what is the effect of amla, the Safe dose of Amla, etc.
let’s See its nutritional properties
100 grams of amla give you.
Calories – 54 kcal
Fiber – 3.4%
Protein – 0.5%
Fat – 0.1%
Carbohydrates – 13.4 grams
Calcium – 50%
Iron – 1.2 grams
Vitamin – 600 ml
It is almost impossible to describe the benefits of amla in an article. It is compared to nectar, its use can relieve a lot of diseases. An article can be written on every quality of Amla, but today we will try to discuss some useful benefits of amla.
Types of amla
There are basically four types of amla. Banarsi, Chakaiya, Himalayan, and Francis (Hathi jhool).
Banarasi – Banarasi matures earlier, they are large in size but they do not last long. Due to early deterioration, they are not the first choice of amla based product manufacturer. This is matured in the months of October and November.
Chakaiya – They are small in size and they are more fibrous, these are used especially in making pickles, amla powder and amla candy! They are matured in December and January.
Himalayan – As you can understand by the name it’s cultivated in a cold environment. And due to which it quickly deteriorates.
Francis (Hathi jhool) – Its name is hathi jhool because of its drooping branches, Its fruits are large in size and Francis is an early maturing variety. These are the first choice of amla-based product manufacturers because of their big size and the ability to not spoil quickly. They are matured in November and December.
How we can use amla (use of Indian gooseberry)
Amla powder is the most useful product of amla, it has many uses. We will talk about some important uses here.
Constipation – You can use Amla powder in constipation. After dinner, take 1 teaspoon of amla powder with lukewarm water, you will feel relieved in the morning.
Hydration – In the summer before you leave the home, drink 1 teaspoon of amla powder dissolved in 1 glass of water. You will find that you will not feel thirsty for a very long.
For Skin – Amla can help you look younger, Amla powder can be used in many ways depending on your skin type, like if you have oily skin, then you should mix rose water with amla powder and use it twice a week. And if you want fair skin, then you can use papaya and honey face pack with amla powder.
For hair – Amla can save your hair from falling, and if you have a problem of dandruff, it can also get rid of it. Amla also protects your hair from becoming white. You can use Amla oil as well as the Amla hair pack. You can use amla powder with honey for dry hair. For dandruff, you can use amla powder with curd for dandruff. You can also make shampoo by adding an equal quantity of amla powder, sikakai powder, and ritha powder.
For thyroid – You can eat 1 teaspoon amla powder with honey in the morning in an empty stomach.
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Amla jam has many wonderful qualities, in the olden days, it was given with water in the evening for instant energy. Amla marmalade is made in many ways but the best for health is one in which we use jaggery or honey instead of sugar and boil. Nowadays for time-saving, we boil them and dip them in sugar syrup, which is not the healthy way
You can eat Amla chutney instead of ready-made chutney’s which are full of preservatives, there is no harm to it and you get the benefits, but if you want to take full health benefits of Amla, then use Amla in any other way, or make chutney in a healthy way.
You can use Amla seeds in constipation, dry the Amla seeds, and make it powder and take it with honey. You can keep Amla seed powder in an airtight jar and use it for 2-3 months.
Amla for immunity
By eating 1 teaspoon of amla, you get vitamin C in this amount which is 4 times more than your daily requirement. This is why Amla is very beneficial for the immune system.
Amla is cold but it is not so cold that cause you a cold and cough but do not eat Amla when you already have a cold or cough (not in any way)
The side effect of amla
Amla is such a fruit that has no side effects directly. But there are some precautions you should take.
Hyperacidity – Those who have hyperacidity problems should avoid eating amla, amla is good for constipation but amla is also acidic, so for those who have more acidity problems, it can increase the problem.
Diabetic – Diabetic patients who are already taking medicines for this, they should avoid the consumption of amla, because there are some properties in amla which can reduce sugar level in your body. And if you are already taking medicines to reduce sugar level, then you should not take Amla without the doctor’s advice.
Pregnant and breastfeeding women – They should avoid the consumption of amla because any change in their body affects the child and the body of the children is very delicate. Therefore, they should be consulted by a doctor before taking any home remedies.
Amla safe dose
A healthy man can take 10-15 grams of amla in a day, there are no side effects with this. And you get good health benefits.
You must include amla in your daily diet because it is the only fruit that can be taken by people of all age groups. And all in seasons without any harm.
Try to use as much as possible in the natural form, do not use processed things, if you have to take, then check its ingredients properly.
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