Sunday, 2 December 2012

Amla or the Indian gooseberry

Amla or the Indian gooseberry
Amla or the Indian gooseberry is a super fruit packed with 20 times more vitamin C than oranges.

Amla has been used as powerful antioxidant agent that also boosts immunity. Amla restores the vitality and rejuvenates all bodily systems and
therefore is used in maintaining good health of skin and hair.

It has cooling, diuretic and laxative properties. It also has antibacterial properties and helps in preventing infections and healing ulcers.

For Indians Recommended daily allowance for Vit C is 40mg and 100gm of awla contains 600mg of Vit C… just ½ a piece of fresh, raw awla a day is sufficient to meet your Vit C requirement.

Amla is available in almost all parts of India between the months of November and February. It is best if you can eat the fruit fresh and raw. In most of the home awla is dried (awla supari, candy) or the packaged and preserved (pickles, murabba) wherein most of the Vit C is lost.

You can include amla in your daily meals in many different ways.
•Drink fresh amla juice with a dash of honey to give your day an energetic start.
•Add grated amla to vegetables, coriander/mint chutneys, salads and cucumber raita (or curd).
•Amla can be chopped or sliced and consumed by itself.

Go head.......stock up ur Vit C......have a awla a day.


  1. Wow, Ias so many health benefits. I'm going to consume Gooseberry everyday. How about Gooseberry Juice? I have heard gooseberry juice is quite useful in many form - we can have it, or use it to prepare smoothies etc. So, I'm going to place my order for the juice. Thank you for writing such a nice and informative post.

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  2. I heard amla juice is helpful for the stomach problem, with this blog i got to know amla is powerful antioxidant agent that also boosts immunity. We can include amla in our daily meals for good health.