Sunday, 22 January 2012

BENEFITS OF AMLA

This small, green-coloured, sour, sweet fruit can do wonders to one's health !
Also known as Indian Gooseberry, it is a main ingredient in Chyawanprash.


What are its benefits?
It is very rich in Vit. C (20 times more than orange juice). Also contains protein, fat, carbohydrates, fibre, minerals and iron.


Medical Benefits:
It is useful in various diseases like diabetes, asthma, dyspepsia, flatulence, peptic ulcer, many skin diseases, haemetemesis (blood in vomitus), anaemia, diarrhoea and cardiac pathologies.


Cosmetic Benefits:
It is useful for making skin and hair healthy.


For hair:
It has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It is one of the excellent conditioner for hair.
It can penetrate the scalp and nourishes the hair from its root.
It is useful in alopecia, dry hair and split-ends.


For skin:
It gently exfoliates and cleanses the skin by removing the upper dead cells.
It brightens complexion and removes pimples.
It is a natural astringent and tones the skin.


How to use it?


For hair:
Mix amla powder with adequate amount of water. Leave overnight and wash hair in morning.


For skin (face mask):
Mix amla powder with wam water and apply this to clean face. Wash after 20-30 mins.


As a health drink (Amla juice):
Cut the amla and grind it with one glass of water. Filter it and sugar or honey to the juice.


Who should not take it?
As amla contains oxalic acid, so those having oxalic stones should avoid taking it.

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