Amla (Indian gooseberry) is a green colored fruit that is a storehouse of various minerals and vitamins. It is loaded with vitamin C, antioxidants, and active components such as ellagitannins, flavonoids, kaempferol, and gallic acid. Amla has 17 times more antioxidant power than that of a pomegranate and eight times more vitamin C than an orange. Due to the fruits quite bitter taste, many have been consuming it in the form of amla juice.
How To Make Amla Juice
Amla Juice is a simple recipe that can be refrigerated for a few days. Drinking this early in the morning on an empty stomach will provide our body with numerous benefits.
Fresh Amla Juice Recipe
- 5 plump Amla (Indian gooseberries)
- 2 tbsp honey
- 300 ml of chilled water
Chop amla into small pieces and discard seeds. In a small bowl, make the pieces into a paste by adding little water. Dilute the paste into water and honey. Stir well. Serve chilled.
Benefits Of Taking Amla Juice
Helps Treat Cold and Cough
Due to the high amount of vitamin C present in amla juice, it can help treat cold, cough, flu, and even mouth ulcers. Get rid of cough and cold more quickly by consuming a mixture of two teaspoons of amla juice with an equal amount of honey. For mouth ulcers, mix 2 teaspoons with water twice a day can help.
Helps Improve Heart Health
Amla juice contains antioxidants that aid in the overall function of our hearts. With regular intake, it can help lower down cholesterol levels. Also, the presence of potassium in this drink can help reduce tension in the blood vessels and arteries, thus decreasing our risk of chronic conditions such as atherosclerosis, heart attacks, and strokes.
Helps Boost Digestive Health
The alkaline nature of amla juice can help clear the system and strengthen the digestive system, according to Dr. Ashutosh Gautam, Clinical Operations and Coordination Manager at Baidyanath. Also, its fiber content helps boost the digestive health and lowers our risk of gastric inflammation and stimulate normal bowel movements.
Has Anticancer Potential
Amla juice contains antioxidants that can effectively reduce the harmful effects of free radicals thus lowering our risk of cancer. In a study published in the Anticancer Research journal, it was found that the juice contains ellagic acid, gallic acid, and other flavonoids that have been found to reduce the risk of certain types of cancer. It works by inducing apoptosis, thus helping to prevent the spread of cancer.
Helps Treat Many Skin Conditions
Since amla is a natural blood purifier, consumption of the juice can help the skin glow from within. It can help people suffering from freckles, acne, pimple, and blemishes. It works by boosting collagen which keeps the skin youthful.