Uses and Benefits of Amla (Gooseberry)

We all have heard about Amla sometimes by our mother or grandmother. But do we add amla in our daily life or even in our meal? So,  Today we will discuss the uses and benefits of Amla but first of all, let us know What is Amla?

Uses and Benefits of Amla (Gooseberry)

  1. What is Amla
  2. Nutrition composition of Amla
  3. Products of Amla
  4. Benefits of Amla
    • Hair
    • Indigestion and stomach aches/problems
    • Skin
    • Diabetics
    • Others

1] What is Amla?

Amla is a type of fruit which is an active ingredient in the preparation of medicines in Ayurveda. This fruit is one of the excellent sources of Vitamin C and has an important antioxidant agent. The Amla fruit tree has been worshipped in India from ancient times as the ‘Earth Mother.’ Amla resembles and look like lemon-sized, light green striped watermelons and contain many beneficial medical properties. It is rich in vitamins, and it is processed to improve its shelf life. With the popularity of Ayurveda both as a medicine and as a beauty aid the demand for various products with Amla has increased

2] Nutrition composition of Amla

Benefits of Amla

  1. Moisture 91.4
  2. Mineral matter: 0.7
  3. Fiber: 3.4
  4. Calorie 4. 96 (energy)
  5. Protein 0.9
  6. Fat 0.1
  7. Vitamin B-1, 0.02 and  B-2, 0.08
  8. Carbohydrate, 6.9g
  9. Calcium, 34
  10. Iron, 1.2
  11. Vitamin C, 463 mg. /100gms

3] Products of Amla

  • Amla can be used in the preparation of Pickle, Churn, etc. It is handy in stomach problem and gastric problem. To get relief from acidity, mix one gram of Amla powder with some sugar and add it to a glass of water, drink it twice a day.
  • Shampoo and oil made of Amla are perfect for hair. It gives proper nutrition to the hair to make it silky and soft.
  • Amla jam,  Amla Murabba, and  Amla candy are also a top-rated product which is made of Amla and often used by the people.

4] Benefits of Amla

For hairs

Amla is considered as the best thing for hair. It enriches hair growth and hair pigmentation. It strengthens roots of the hair, maintains color.
Amla powder prevents dandruff.

  • Applying the paste of ground seeds of Amla mixed with lemon- especially on the roots of the hair and washing after half an hour will clear the lice from the hair.
  • The juice of fresh Amla applying on the hair, making it soft and healthy.
  • Amla can be used as a hair tonic. Boil it down in coconut oil until the oil becomes dark. The dark oil is said to prevent gray hairs from forming. Add the oil directly to your hair and rinse out

For indigestion and stomach aches/problems

Dried Amla is an excellent digestive, which can be taken after meals. If you take powder of Amla powder mixed with sugar in milk, about two-time every day, you will be cured of acidity completely.

Due to its robust, cooling and laxative properties, Amla is useful for remedies for diarrhea and dysentery. The dried Amla fruit is astringent and useful in cases of diarrhea and dysentery.

For Skin

  • Amla powder helps to clear pimples and acne
  • Use Amla power as a face mask and wash it after some time to give the skin nutrition and to make it glowing.

For Diabetics

  • To prevent or cure diabetes take a fresh one-fourth cup of Amla or a tea-spoon of Amla powder with a teaspoon of turmeric powder every day.
  • Amla diabetes powder naturally reduces the blood sugar level.


  • The application of a small quantity of Amla oil to the head before bathing removes diseases of the eyes, night blindness.
  • Amla prevents anemia and provides nourishment to the nerves and is helpful in the paralytic situation.
  • It prevents the person from urinary problems, respiratory problems, cerebral, gastro, cardiovascular illness.
  • It lowers the cholesterol level.
  • Amla juice or powder with honey purifies the blood.
  • It increases red blood cell production and increases Haemoglobin.
  • To get the relief from constipation have 1 tsp dried Amla powder with milk or water before retiring for the day.  You can even take 4 tsp fresh Amla juice and 3 tsp. honey mixed in a glass of water


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