Nowadays, you can’t go by a drugstore or any other shop without coming across the word Indian Gooseberry. Be it some medicine or hair product, every other item has Indian Gooseberry mentioned on the list of its contents. Also, your doctor has been recommended you to start taking this thing too. Have you ever wondered why Indian Gooseberry has become so popular lately?
Indian Gooseberry, locally referred to as Amla, is without doubt one of the most important fruits in Ayurveda. This fruit is admirably rich in Vitamin C. It is said that the amount of Vitamin C stored in one tiny Amla is equivalent to that found in two oranges. Amazing, isn’t it?
Anyway, why Amla is gaining so much attention and preference these days is because it serves multiple health benefits to mankind. Read this article as further ahead I have ranted about the medical benefits Indian Gooseberry has to offer.
1- Good for eyesight
It has high content of carotene in it which is scientifically known to be excellent for vision-related issues. Thus, having Indian Gooseberry juice mixed with honey leaves a positive impact on your eyes. Besides curing intra-ocular tension, Gooseberry also improves nearsightedness and cataracts.
Gooseberry promotes hair growth and enhances hair pigmentation and luster. It has carotene, iron and general antioxidant capacity in it, which makes the hair stronger from the roots and prevents them from breakage. This ultimately reduces the problem of hair loss faced by plenty of people out there. You can either eat raw Gooseberry, or apply its paste on the hair roots, to benefit from them.
Gooseberry is rich in fiber. Fiber is known to encourage the secretion of digestive juices, making the digestion of food efficient. Fiber also adds bulks to stool which makes it pass easily through bowels. This regulation of bowel movement reduces the risk of constipation. It is also known to treat diarrhea by adding bulk to the loose stool.
Indian Gooseberry is counted as one of the richest reserves for protein. Now we are all aware that eating protein rich food is the key to stay healthy. Protein helps in the building up of muscles and making them stronger. This will ultimately make us healthier and fit.
Amla helps in strengthening the heart muscles; this causes an efficient pumping of blood throughout the body them. Iron content in the Amla promotes the creation of red blood cells which causes the oxygenation of organs and keeps our vessels and arteries clean. Also, presence of chromium in it reduces the building up of plaque in the vessels. This diminishes the risk strokes and heart attacks.
We know by know about the existence of chromium in Amla. It has curative value when it comes to diabetic patients. It stimulates the cells to secrete the hormone insulin, which reduces the glucose in blood and keeps our blood sugar level controlled and healthy.
Free radicals residing in our system our connected with symptoms of aging namely wrinkles and age spots. However, the antioxidant qualities possessed by Amla helps in the removal of free radicals from our body, thus making us appear younger.
Gooseberries Nutrition Value per 100 g
|PRINCIPLES||NUTRIENT VALUE||PERCENTAGE OF RDA|
|Total Fat||0.58 g||3%|
|Dietary Fiber||4.3 g||11%|
|Pantothenic acid||0.286 mg||6%|
|Vitamin A||290 IU||10%|
|Vitamin C||27.7 mg||46%|
(Source: USDA National Nutrient data base)