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Know 50 Health Benefits of Amla Know Everything about Amla fruit

Know 50 Health Benefits of Amla Know Everything about Amla fruit

The Amla or Neelikkai (Phyllanthus Embilca) is also called Amalka in Hindi.
In Sanskrit its name is Amalaki, which translates as ‘the sustainer’ or ‘the fruit where the goddess of prosperity presides’.
The English term for Amla is Indian gooseberry.

Health benefits of the Indian Gooseberry or Amla can be attributed to the high vitamin C content.
Amla juice contains nearly twenty times as much vitamin C as orange juice.

One small Amla is equals to 2 Oranges if compared with Vitamin C.
The Vitamin C in the Amalaki fruit is bonded with tannins that protect it from being destroyed by heat or light.

Ayurved says that regular use of Amla can a help us live more than 100 years, a healthy life.

Amla the richest natural source of vitamin C.
It tastes sour. Both dried and fresh fruits can be used.
The fresh fruit contains more than 80% water, protein, minerals, carbohydrates and fiber
It contains many minerals and vitamins like Calcium, Phosphorus, Iron, Carotene and Vitamin B Complex. Amla is also a powerful antioxidant agent.

The Indian Gooseberry belongs to the Euphorbiaceae family.

It is also a very important ingredient in the famous Chyavanaprash, and a constituent of Triphala (three fruits) powder.

The Amla fruit tree has been worshipped in India from ancient times as the ‘Earth Mother’.

In Chinese traditional therapy, Amla fruit is called Yuganzi which is used to cure throat inflammation.

The nutrition values of Amala are:
1. moisture, 91.4;
2. mineral matter, 0.7;
3. fiber, 3.4; calorie,
4. 96 (energy);
5. protein, 0.9;
6. fat, 0.1;
7. carbohydrate, 6.9g.
8. calcium, 34;
9. iron, 1.2;
10. vitamin B-1, 0.02;
11. vitamin B-2, 0.08,
12. vitamin C 463 mg. /100gms.

Common Names of Amla

1. Hindi - Aamla

2. English - Gooseberry , Emblic Myrobalam

3. Latin - Emblica offcinalis Gaerte

4. Sanskrit - Amalki, Dhatri, amalika

5. Gujarati - Aamla

6. Punjabi - Olay

7. Assamese -Amlakhi

8. Odiya - Aanla

9. Tamil - Nellikkai

10. Kannada - Nellikkaai

11. Telugu - Usiri

12. Malayalam- Nellikka

13. Marathi - Aavalaa

14. Bangla - Amloki

15. Chinese - Anmole

16. Nepali - Amala

Following are the Health benefits, advantages of Amla.
Daily consumption is about 2 to 3 amla's preferably morning time.
Amla Candy is the dried form of Amla Fruit in Sugar Syrup.

1. Amla is a vrishya herb, which means that it enhances all the seven tissues (dhatus), including the reproductive tissue.

2. Amla is useful in treating skin diseases. it has sheet virya in potency. It inhibits pitta and thus helps in getting relief from all the skin disorders caused by pitta .

3. Scientists at the Ferrara University in Italy have found that amla extracts slow the activity of osteoclasts, the cells that break down bone.

4. Amla powder helps to clear pimples and acne

5. Amla prevents health related hyperlipidaemia through attenuating oxidative stress in the ageing process.

6. Applying the paste of ground seeds of Amla mixed with lemon- especially on the roots of the hair and washing after half an hour will clear the lices from the hair.

7. It enriches hair growth and hair pigmentation. It strengthens roots of hair, maintains color.

8. Amla powder prevents dandruff

9. Amla Protects the body from radiation

10. It helps in chronic cough, child hood, tuberculosis and allergic asthma .

11. Taking Amla juice with honey is good for improving eyesight.

12. Amla is rich in antibacterial qualities; it helps the body fight better against infection and also builds up your immunity, which makes you more resistant to diseases.

13. Amla stimulate the isolated group of cells that secrete the hormone insulin. Thus it reduces blood sugar in diabetic patient. Amla Juice with a pinch of turmeric twice a day before each meal.

14. Amla strengthens heart muscles.

15. It improves body resistance.

16. Due to its strong, cooling and laxative properties Amla is useful for remedies for diarrhea and dysentery. The dried Amla fruit is astringent and useful in cases of diarrhea and dysentery.

17. Amla helps to get relief for gastric syndrome and hyperchlorhydria (burning sensation in abdomen).

18. fever

19. liver disorder , Amla is excellent live tonic

20. If you take powder of Amlaki mixed with sugar in milk, about two time everyday, you will be cured of acidity completely.

21. The application of a small quantity of Amla oil to the head before bathing removes diseases of the eyes, night blindness and bilious giddiness

22. Indigestion - Dried Amla is an excellent digestive, which can be consumed after meals.

23. Taking fresh Amla juice with half tsp of ghee and 1 tsp. of honey and 100 gms. of milk-after lunch helps in curing piles problem.

24. anemia

25. It provides nourishment to the nerves and is helpful in paralytic situation.

26. urinary problems

27. respiratory problems

28. cerebral, gastro

29. cardiovascular illness

30. It lowers cholesterol level.

31. Amla juice or powder with honey purifies blood.

32. It increases red blood cell production

33. Amla increases Hemoglobin.

34. Amla strengthens teeth and nails.

35. Amla helps to reduce menstrual disorders. Keeps it regular.

36. It also acts as anti-inflammatory agent thereby suppresses swelling and pain.

37. Amla confection is used in syphilis, flatulence, bronchitis, asthma and consumption.

38. To prevent or cure diabetes take a fresh one-fourth cup of Amla or a tea spoon of Amla powder with a tea spoon of turmeric powder everyday.

39. Amla is rich in chromium, which makes it very beneficial for diabetics.

40. Amla and the Jamun fruit are mixed together, this mixture when taken in a teaspoon two time a day, can help in curing diabetes.

41. To get relief from acidity, mix one gram of amla powder with some sugar and add it to a glass of water drink it twice a day.

42. It supports strength of heart and lungs.

43. Amla is good for Brain. To revitalize brain take a cupful of sugarless milk with the murabba of Amla.

44. Amla helps to improve memory

45. Taking Amla powder with radish helps in checking stone in bladder by breaking the stones and throwing it out with urine.

46. Amla is helpful in lowering cholesterol and blood sugar level.

47. Amla with honey every day for one mouth cures the problem of leucorrhoea.

48. Amla also helps boost protein metabolism. As amla enhances metabolism, it helps you lose weight faster.

49. Amla supports the reproductive systems of both men and women and can help overcome difficulty in conceiving.

50. Amla revitalizes the semen. It helps in improving quality of sperms due to its sweet vipaka property.

According to U.S. RDA, daily intake of dietary vitamin C is as below:

1. Infants (age below 1 year): 30 to 35 mg
2. Children (age 1 to 14 years): 40 to 50 mg
3. Adolescent (age 15 to 18 years): 65 to 75 mg
4. Men (age over 18 years): 90 mg
5. Women (age over 18 years): 75 mg

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Human October 14, 2011  

Great informations.

Bikramjit Singh Mann October 14, 2011  

WOWW.. thats some info .. I must say I do eat this as a pickle though now and then ..


SM October 14, 2011  

Human thanks. Bikramjit thanks.

RNSANE April 22, 2012  

I didn't see this amla when I was in India. It sounds almost magical!!!!

Unknown May 28, 2012  

Really astonishing health information. I do start using
the same nowonwards.

Narasimhan. Bangalore. India

Nimisha July 13, 2012  

Nice Informative post

Unknown July 20, 2012  

so helpful! i usually drink alma daily.. but now only knew this info! thanks to my mom for the habit! :d

villa in electronic city Bangalore August 08, 2012  

I read your blog, awesome. I never found this much of benefits in any fruits rather than Amla. It is our mother of nature.

Unknown August 26, 2012  

Good information thanks we will follow

Unknown September 07, 2012  

thankyou for this information

Harry October 04, 2012  

thanks for posting

ESSIAC Tea October 08, 2012  

Some practitioners believe that It is helpful to prevent various health conditions like diabetes, heart problems, anemia, liver diseases, various types of fevers, eye-related problems etc.



Unknown October 16, 2012  

Good information.

Anonymous,  October 16, 2012  

Great Healp, I am on low Histamine diet.
Thanks for posting

Unknown October 24, 2012  

Amla will lost much of its vitamin c by boiling. Eat raw amla fruits or drink amla juice. It is much better

Lonkaryxwt October 26, 2012  

Really astonishing health information. I do start using the same nowonwards. Narasimhan. Bangalore. India

a guy from india,  October 27, 2012  

yesterday... i brought a 1 ltr amla bottle for 90 rs from baba ramdev shop.drank a table spoon mixed with same quantity of water . it tastes as hell...

seema bhoi November 08, 2012  

wow... superb!! keep it going!

Unknown November 20, 2012  

I take amla with raw turmeric regular it worksgreat.Rupak Kar kolkata.

Balu November 26, 2012  

I prefer amla with honey, it works awesome for me.

anand sailu,  December 15, 2012  

I was searching benefits of amla i ended here with this article. fully satisfies info no more searching,thanks for the writer

NIA ug schoolar December 17, 2012  

you are 100 percent right
and i use in amla my clinical practice
if you are any other information please share with me
dr. Arvind saran

Unknown February 17, 2013  


Unknown March 13, 2013  

The benefits of Amla have been enumerated with great care. Wonderful infomation consolidated at one place.Useful indeed.

Unknown April 09, 2013  

Great info for a tiny fruit..... Iwil rake every morning a glass of fresh amla juice...!!!!! Thank u fir wonderfull info.....!!!!!

Sunil Kshirsagar

Unknown May 17, 2013  

i m not drink amla juice but now i try this thanks...for info

Muthukumaran Kandallu June 21, 2013  

After reading this info and knowing the benefits, i immediately ran to my nearby vegetable shop and brought some quantity and ate immediately.

sandeep mb,  July 10, 2013  

100% true..

IQBAL,  July 31, 2013  


Anonymous,  August 14, 2013  

hi..to consume it in liquid form is bit difficult.. if there is no season try amla powder..just mix 1tb spoon of amla powder in warm water and consume it in empty stomach.. in all ways u will be FIT AND FINE.

Unknown August 31, 2013  


@ AUM September 07, 2013  

Great information to share!
Our culture and traditions have lot of things which can give you tremendous benefits without WASTING MONEY for BIG Corporate Giants using thier medicines!!!!!

This is SHAKTI of our Ayurveda which have had found this TRUTH several hundred years back....

Unknown September 27, 2013  

okay !everyone enjoy the magic of Amlakai :)

Unknown November 07, 2013  

Excellent Post.... Thumbs Up

Unknown November 24, 2013  

Thanks for gud information

Unknown December 01, 2013  

I'm grateful for the posting. Will start on it soon. Insya Allah. Thanks.

Unknown January 14, 2014  

I boil one Amla and grate it and drink it along with the same boiled water. Hope that's fine.

Mangoteen Juice July 02, 2014  

Indian Gooseberries are perfectly healthy food for almost all diseases. It can cure Asthma, Diabetes, Stomach Disorders, etc. People who don't like to eat Amla can buy Amla Juice and take it every morning.

Lucas Moore

Gooseberry Juice May 30, 2015  

Gooseberry is such a beneficial fruit that everyone MUST take it in some form. For those who don't like the taste of Gooseberry Juice, I suggest they should add pinch of salt to it. The taste will get much better. Have gooseberry juice on an empty stomach in the morning to get more benefits.

Divya Amla Candy August 10, 2015  

You can have dried Amla fruit dipped in honey. They really taste awesome and you are also taking it in raw form. So the benefit remains almost the same plus the benefits of honey on it.
Thankyou for the information Amla. Sharing is Caring.

Unknown November 17, 2015  

It is magical for sure.

Jones Hill April 22, 2022  

Thanks to share this post.triphala fruit powder is a very good product.

Plant extract supplier July 18, 2022  

Information and Q&A on vitamin C can be accessed at Vitamin C