Amla (Phyllanthus acidus), is one of the trees with edible small yellow berries fruit in the Phyllanthaceae family, better known as Indian Gooseberry, is widely used in the Ayurvedic medicine system of India. This tropical or subtropical species is found throughout Asia and also in the Caribbean region, Central and South America.
Amla is extremely rich in vitamin C, having thirty percent more than oranges. Itâs packed with many vitamins, minerals, tannins and other helpful nutrients.
This herb is a very powerful antioxidant, preventing damage from free radicals that cause cell oxidation. Antioxidants are important for anti-aging and preventing diseases such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease.
Amla also works well for inflammation. It is a good anti-inflammatory for joints especially. This potent herb is also used to reduce fevers, strengthen the heart, control blood sugar, treat urinary tract infections and improve eyesight.
Due to the fact that it contains a high amount of fiber, itâs also beneficial for problems such as constipation. Amla helps to promote regular bowel movements.
Besides the already mentioned health benefits of Amla, it is also great for reducing stress. It helps the body to calm down and relax. Many people use it to treat insomnia for this reason.
Amla is said to improve fertility, strengthen the lungs and boost the immune system, making it more capable in fighting off diseases. It is also often used for sunburns and sun stroke.
This herb is considered an exfoliating and astringent agent. Regular use will make the skin look younger. It is helpful to reduce skin sagging, as it tightens the skin. It is often used to prevent hair loss and to keep hair from turning grey. It can make hair more lustrous and healthy looking.
Amla is good for strong bones, teeth and nails, as it helps the body absorb calcium.