10 Benefits of Amla
1.) It’s an excellent source of Vitamin C.
Amla is a highly potent form of Vitamin C, and contains much more Vitamin C than is found in oranges.
2.) It enhances immunity.
3.) It’s high in antioxidants.
Antioxidants prevent the body against free radicals. Free radicals are harmful and can damage cells, potentially leading to cancer and other possible diseases.
4.) It reduces inflammation.
5.) It is good for digestion, and helps the body to absorb and assimilate nutrients from the foods we eat.
Amla also reduces acidity. It’s a lot more slow and gentle than other herbs that aid digestion. For example, ginger is an herb/root used for digestion. It is a lot stronger and warmer than Amla. But don’t get me wrong, ginger is great for anyone who can handle it. Personally, as an individual who’s a bit more sensitive than most people, I tend to not have it very often. I prefer the gentleness and cooler quality of Amla.
6.) It strengthens the liver and helps us to flush out toxins.
7.) It’s great for the urinary system.
It helps flush out toxins through the urinary system without over-stimulating it.
8.) Great for the skin.
Whenever you see someone with a lot of skin blemishes or acne, often times it’s due to them having a liver overrun by toxins. Since Amla helps to detoxify the liver and aids digestion (as well as being a good source of Vitamin C and other minerals), one of the results of taking it regularly is that it’s good for one’s complexion.
9.) Gives us healthier, more lustrous hair.
Since Amla is great for digestion, it makes it easier for our bodies to absorb the calcium in the foods we eat, therefore resulting in healthier hair (not to mention healthier bones, teeth, and nails). It helps us to preserve our natural, youthful hair color, and minimizes hair loss.
10.) Relieves menstrual cramping.
If you plan to take Amla specifically to get rid of menstrual cramps, you’ll need to start taking it at least a few weeks before menstruation in order for it to be in your system long enough to have an effect.