Saturday, November 7th, 2009

Fortify Your Health with Amla Juice

amla-juiceA nectar for all age groups, amla is a panacea for many a illnesses. It is the richest source of Vitamin C, which has the unique property of being stable even after vigorous processing owing to the presence of tannins. The Charaka Samhita says, “Amalaki is the best among rejuvenative herbs.” It is a wonder fruit, which has positive effects right from toe to top.

Improves digestion—Amla fruit enhances food absorption and balances stomach acids. It helps the body digest food better and absorb minerals like iron. Amla does not heat the body, is low in sugar and has a high fibre content, which makes it an ideal daily fruit for almost anyone. Amla syrup is boon in summers, as it not only quenches the thirst, but also checks common summer ailments such as giddiness, restlessness, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, etc. To get rid of intestinal worms, regular intake of one ounce of fresh amla juice for 5-7 days is recommended.

Strengthens the liver- Regular use of amla helps purify the blood and support the functions of the liver. It fortifies the liver, helps it flush out the chemicals and toxins from the body. Fresh amla juice mixed with honey, cures jaundice effectively by acting as a liver stimulant.

Nourishes skin and hair- Amla enhances natural beauty. It is excellent for nourishing the skin and delaying wrinkles. Its long-term use imparts luster to the skin. Amla syrup if applied on the skin lightens freckles. In addition to it, amla strengthens the hair roots and prevents premature greying. It’s local application helps get rid of dandruff.

Helps the urinary system- Consuming 2-ounce fresh amla juice mixed with 1-ounce of honey, thrice a day, pacifies burning sensation in the urine. Amla helps eliminate waste from the body but does not over-stimulate the urinary system. Increased frequency of urination can be checked by intake of amla juice with water, twice a day.

Acts as an antioxidant- A rich source of antioxidants, amla stabilizes free radicals and enhances immunity, thus helping to reduce diseases and slow the aging process.

Supports nervous system- Amla nourishes the brain and mind. It helps sharpen the intellect and mental functioning.

Supports cardiovascular system- It nurtures the heart, blood and circulation. Amla juice can be had as a mid meal drink. It lowers cholesterol and strengthens the heart.

Strengthens the lungs- A wonderful tonic for strengthening and nourishing the lungs, and the entire respiratory tract.

Increases vitality- Amla berry increases energy and removes fatigue.

Enhances fertility- supports the reproductive systems of both men and women and can help overcome difficulty in conceiving.

Relieves toothache- Amla juice mixed with camphor and applied to the aching teeth, relieves pain within no time.

Helps diabetics- Amla juice with honey is excellent for diabetics. It helps regulate sugar level in the blood.

-Amla contains oxalic acid, so patients with history of oxalate stones should not take it.

With inputs from: Dr Preeti Chhabra
Consultant Ayurvedic Physician
Sir Ganga Ram Hospital

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3 Responses

August 22, 2010

I wish to order some Amla juice by mail.can you tell me how and price plus shipping. Thank you

December 9, 2011
sharada mohan

I am a regular consumer of Amla Juice. I am taking the juice of one amla daily since 1 year and I have observed that my skin texture has dramatically improved. Earlier my sugar level would be very high though I would be on strict diet and medicine. With the consumption of amla juice regularly, I am happy to say that my blood sugar level is under control. I have also reduced the dosage of the medicine to the minimal.

March 23, 2012

Yes, it is true amla juice is highly useful from health’s viewpoints. I know it from personal experience. I was suffering from high blood pressure and sugar issues. A doctor recommended me to have the juice twice a day, on empty stomach. I followed his advice and it helped in a big way. Now I am hooked on to this wonderful gift of nature for a plethora of other benefits also.

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