Introduction of Amla 

Amla or Indian Gooseberry is the powerful nutrients, which our body need. It has vitamins and minerals which facilitate our well being. It is also significant to treat common diseases. It can be consumed raw, used as a pickle, turned into a juice, etc. All these methods will serve the best bunch of nutrients to people. It is, therefore, a very important fruit in our day to day lives. 

Vitamin C helps us absorb iron and other minerals in our body. Apart for that, it helps with healing and production of better cells. Our body undertakes proper circulation and improves immunity. This brings metabolism, prevents bacterial as well as viral infection, gives some glow to our skin, prevents cancer cells, etc. It's known to carry polyphenols which are known to fight cancer or the development of cancer cells. Vitamin C, on one hand, is a natural antioxidant, which keeps us protected against the bad effects of free radicals.  It slows down the process of aging and gives a boost toward the production of collagen. Hence, it keeps our skin, hair and immune system, healthy.

There is an equilibrium in our three dosha's-Kapha, Vata and pitta, An effective way to consume the amla is through juice. Just dilute it with water on a daily basis and have it on empty stomach.

Benefits of Amla 

Amla juice is a powerful home remedy for treating cough, flu and mouth ulcers. At least, two teaspoons the juice must be added with an equal quantity of honey and consumed daily. This helps to treat a cough and cold. Mixing it in water and doing gargle will helps us with mouth ulcers. Regular consumption of amla juice helps in reducing cholesterol levels. Amino acids and antioxidants aid in the overall functioning of the heart.

1. It is helpful to manage diabetes better and respiratory ailments like asthma.

2. Amla naturally helps to clear our system as well as strengthen the digestive system.

3. It improves liver function and flushes out the toxins from our body.

4. Amla is also possessed Iron, Phosphorous, Calcium and hence it can be taken as a nutritional drink.

5. Our hair structure is made up of 99% protein. The Protein and Amino acid which is present in amla boosts our hair growth, tackles hair fall, fortifies our root and shaft.

6. Dab some juice on a cotton swab onto our face so it fights marks, Blemishes, Pigmentation. Amla juice helps in oxidizing melanin and closes skin pores," concluded Dr. Gautam.

7. Amla juice is something one should have in the morning. It must be diluted with 30 ml of water. Lemon juice and honey can be added to increase the palatability

8. Jamun, Amla, and Bitter gourd can be added to manage Diabetes.

9. It's great for eyesight as it manages to reverse the bad effects of junk food. 

Varied names for AMLA

1. English: Indian Gooseberry
2. Telugu: Usiri Kaya
3. Tamil: Nellikkai
4. Malayalam: Nelli
5. Farsi: Amlaj

Ancient interesting facts about Amla

1. In old times, amla was added into the water while bathing. Amalaki is the best among various anti-aging herbs.
2. Amalaki has a little sour taste.
3. In spite of being sour, it is used to prepare medicines like Nishamalaki Churna and Mehari Churna etc.
4. Chyawanprash uses amla as its main ingredient
5. It is cultivated throughout the tropical areas

Medicinal Properties of Amla 

1. Cool
2. Astringent
3. Good for Dosha's
4. Sweeta nd Sour

Other functions/benefits of Amla 

1. Good for our eyes, as it improves vision
2. Balances Vata, kapha, and pitta
3. Vata balanced due to its sour taste
4. Pitta balanced due to its sweet taste and coolness
5. Kapha balanced due to its astringent property
6. Similar to the medicine Haritaki
7. Useful to treat Bleeding problems/disorders
8. Useful to treat Urinary tract Disorder
9. Aphrodisiac
10.Rejuvenating and Anti-aging property
11.Good for throat problems
12.Improves voice
13.Good for Heart functions
14.Relieves us of Burning sensation
15.Useful to treat Fever
16.Used to prepare Vida lavana, a type of salt

Side Effects of Amla 

1. There are no side effects
2. It can be consumed by children, Pregnant and Lactating mothers.
3. It is Naturally Cool in nature, it is good for people with Cold and Cough.
4. More than 4 amla's a day could cause you skin dryness.
5. The amla Seed kernel must be avoided in times of excessive diarrhea, purpueral disorders, abdominal colic, and in Vata conditions.