The Indian gooseberry also known as Phyllanthus emblica is a small tangy fruit being rich in vitamin C and antioxidants have ample of benefits involving health, skin, and hairs. It is being used in traditional Indian medicines for decades.

Well, this fruit not appropriately being tangy is also a little astringent, bitter and sweet in taste. Though consuming it raw is more beneficial might not interest your taste buds.

For this reason, it is mostly used in juice or dried form. Both, juice and dried Amla can be prepared easily at home.

For juice, you can add and blend Amla with water, rock salt and sugar as desired.

While for drying, cut Amla into pieces, add both salt and rock salt and keep it in sun for a day or two to evaporate the moisture content. You can store it when completely dried.

So let’s check out the benefits of the amazing fruit.

  1. Reduces blood cholesterol level while also keeping heart diseases under check.
  1. Research reveals that it has property that aids preventing and fighting cancer.
  1. Maintains stomach acid and hence improves digestion. Drink gooseberry juice empty stomach.
  1. Its juice gives a good relief from acidity and gastric troubles.
  1. Instant relief in sore throat and cough. Mix 1 tbsp gooseberry juice with ginger and add 1 tsp honey. Take it twice a day.
  1. Flushes out the toxins from the body and helps in proper functioning of liver and bladder.
  1. Having raw gooseberry daily helps treating constipation.
  1. Improves eye sight reducing itching and watering.
  1. Vitamin A in the fruit essential for younger looking skin slows down the ageing process.
  1. Enhances functioning of brain.
  1. Helps regulate elimination of free radicals.
  1. Presence of polyphenols in it reduces high blood pressure.
  1. The anti inflammatory properties of fruit prevents osteoporosis and arthritis.
  1. Boosts vitality because of the rich content of vitamin C.
  1. With purification of blood also increases haemoglobin.
  1. Being anti-bacterial helps curing ulcers.
  1. Reduces pigmentation, tightens the skin also adding softness leaving it youthful.
  1. Cures hairfall.
  1. Helps in getting rid of dandruff.

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  1. Brings shine and luster to dry and dull hair. Use hair oil containing gooseberry.
  1. Effective in the treatment for lices.

Hopefully after knowing the extra ordinary benefits of this nourishing and rejuvenative fruit you are surely going to add it into your diet.