Amla the Superfruit

Amla the Superfruit


Indian Gooseberry is well known as Amla/Amritphal in Hindi and Dhatriphal in Ayurveda. It
(Emblica Officinalis or Phyllanthus Emblica) derives its name from the Sanskrit word
“Amalaki”. It is mostly known as a great source of Vitamin – C. Its trees are grown in India,
the Middle East, and some southeast Asian countries. For thousands of years, it has been used in
Ayurvedic medicine.
Due to the vast benefits of the fruit, it is referred to as a superfruit. The problem is that although being the
superfruit it has been unnoticed and underrated. Let’s first talk about its health benefits.


Immunity Booster – The Indian Gooseberry is full of Vitamin C and A. It

increases white blood cells in our body and is an excellent antioxidant, anti-
inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic.It is like a powerful soldier that shields

our body against various foreign toxins.
– Heart Friendly – The Indian Gooseberry increases the heart muscle strength.

– Diabetic Friendly – The Indian Gooseberry helps regulate blood sugar levels.
The chromium present in it results in for the pancreas to produce sufficient
insulin and the polyphenol keeps the stress low, thus making the body more
responsive to insulin.

-Fight Cancer – The Indian Gooseberry has the potential to restrict the growth
of cancer cells by keeping harmful free radicals at bay. It also counter-attacks
the side effects of anti-cancer drugs, radiation, and chemotherapy.

-Healthy Liver – Since it is diuretic in nature it helps in increasing the volume of the urine
thus eliminating the toxin materials and thus also helping to keep the liver healthy.

– Good for Eye -Usage of the Indian Gooseberry protects our eyes from cataracts
and short-sightedness. Also, due to the presence of carotene content, it keeps
night blindness away.

– Reduces Cholesterol – The Indian gooseberry seems to work by reducing total
cholesterol levels, including the fatty acids called triglycerides, without affecting levels of
the “good cholesterol” called high-density lipoprotein (HDL).

– Reduces gastric problem – The Indian Gooseberry is a Pittashamak and hence it
regulates the production of excess Pitta in the body. It also heals the inner lining of the
stomach and esophagus, which reduces the burning sensation and discomfort.

These are some of the major and general benefits for people. Some other minor benefits are like
help in glowy skin, reduces wrinkles on skin, help in hair growth, and many others. It is capable of
aiding in building, repairing and sustaining the human body. The high content of Vitamin C
ensures the effective synthesis of collagen, which improves the condition of hair, nails, teeth, and
skin. It also has a positive effect on the digestive, excretory, respiratory, circulatory, reproductive, and nervous systems.


After getting to know about so many general health benefits of the Indian gooseberry let’s talk
about the most important benefits of it for women.

-Helps in keeping the menstrual cycle on track.
– Helps in keeping hormonal balance in the body.
– During mensuration help in keeping iron balanced in the body even though excessive
bleeding occurs.
– It reduces the risk of uterine fibroid.
-It prevents the growth of tumors.
– Reduce the menstrual cramps.

This shows how important it is for a woman to consume the Indian Gooseberry
during mensuration.


-Eaten raw
– In form of juice – Amla Juice.
-In form of candy – Amla Candy.
– In form of oil for hair – Amla Ka Tel
– In form of Chutney – Amla Ki Chutney
– Amla Murabba
– Amla Pickle
– Different Dishes are made like – Amla Rasam , Amla Rice , Amla Sabzi and many more.

These are some of the ways by which the Indian gooseberry can be included in our diet. It is very
important for us to use either way to include the Indian gooseberry – the superfruit in our diet to
make our life more healthy.


Anything in excess can be harmful. It is always said with pros always come the cons, with
advantages always come the disadvantages so here it comes. Amla if consumed in excess it can
erode enamel in the teeth due to the high content of ascorbic acid and also can drop the sugar level to
very low. Thus, consumption of anything in an optimum amount is good.

At last, I would like to conclude by saying that include this superfruit in your daily diet and also
aware others about the same.

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