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What's the buzz about Amla?

Posted on April 23 2022

Should I eat it regularly? If so, how to include them?

Did you know that Amla, also known as Indian Gooseberry, has 200 times the antioxidant content than regular blueberries and blackberries?

Moreover, they are locally grown and hence are easily available in the Indian market.

Health benefits of Amla

In Ayurvedic medicinal formulations, Amla is a common constituent. It is often suggested to boost longevity, enhance digestion, reduce cough, treat constipation, reduce fever, stimulate hair growth, purify the blood, and strengthen the heart.

Today, several pieces of research show that Amla has the capacity to promote heart health, improve immune function, reduce heartburn severity and even prevent cancer risk.

What does science say?

I came across one specific study that focuses on the benefits of Amla in the prevention of certain types of cancer.

The study was conducted in 2011 called “Amla (Emblica officinalis Gaertn), a wonder berry in the treatment and prevention of cancer”.

It showed that the various properties of Amla including antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties are effective in the treatment and prevention of certain cancers.

So how do I include them as part of my lifestyle?

Today, I’m going to share with you two easy recipes with amla that you can consume without much effort. These 2 recipes are the ones which I really like to include as often as possible.

Amla Juice with Turmeric

For this, what I like to do is, chop amla pieces along with a thumb of ginger and some tulsi (holy basil) leaves. I then blend this using a mixer with some warm water.

Once mixed well, I strain the pulp out and add some turmeric and black pepper.

I absolutely love this recipe as it is super easy to put together. It also gives you the health benefits of not just amla but also ginger, tulsi, pepper, and turmeric.

This recipe is also a suggested Elixer for hair fall management!

Boiled Amla

It is that simple! Just boiled amla. This only works if you have good quality amla that is not very sour to taste. Just boil some amla and then carry it along with you when you go to your office or any workstation. Bite into them with some sea salt and red chilly powder! Yum!!

One Amla per day is enough. Don’t go overboard!

Trust this helps,

Roshni Sanghvi.


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