Add this in your diet – Amla Berry
Amla means “sour”. It is Amalaki in Sanskrit. It has numerous medicinal benefits and a glorified fruit in Ayurveda. The Amla berry can be amazing to add to your diet
Ayurvedic importance :
- Amla is otherwise called as ‘Dhatri’ in Ayurveda which means it nourishes like mother’s milk.
- It is vyastha – has alkalising properties and provides eternal beauty since it balances all three doshas.
- It is medhya – nourishing your brain functions
- It is a rasayana that has rejuvenating property
- In classical categorization, it is grouped under the herbs that are useful in fever, cold, cough, (Jvaraghna, Kasaghna ) skin diseases (Kushtaghna ), inducing purgation (Virechanopaga),
- It is Tridoshahara – balances all three doshas.
- Guna – Qualities – Guru, Sheeta ( Heaviness and coolant)
- Rasa – Taste – Has all five taste (excluding salt)
- Veerya – Potency – Sheeta – cold
Amla contains a very high Vitamin C – highest of all known in plant kingdom – twenty times that an orange has. It also contains thrice of protein concentration and 160 times ascorbic acid to that of an apple !
Health benefits of Amla :
- Amla encourages healthy metabolism, digestion and elimination
- It is an anti-oxidant
- Assists natural internal organ cleansing.
- It s good for eyes and improves vision power
- It is an aphrodisiac – It helps to rejuvenate both male and female reproductive system.
- It helps the urinary system to function smoothly
- It nurtures the heart, blood and circulation.
- It detoxifies the liver.
- It is good for skin, reduces inflammation and burning sensation in skin.
- Amla enhances the absorption of calcium, which promotes healthy bones, hair, nail and teeth.
- Since amla supports many bodily functions, balances all doshas, improves blood circulation through all microchannels in the body and thus removes fatigue and tiredness from body and keeps you rejuvenated
- Strengthens lungs and boosts immunity.
- Prevents infection and heals ulcers.
Amla is thus a storehouse of vitamins and for that reason it is called a poor man’s apple. Ayurvedic text lists it among the fruits that can be taken daily. Safe and rejuvenating, consume fresh amlas and enjoy the benefits.