There must be something about Amla that our mothers and grandmothers can’t stop gushing about it. Ayurvedic gem Amla or Indian gooseberry is a storehouse of nutrients that make it a must have for everyone. According to the ‘Historical Dictionary of Indian Food‘ by KT Achaya, Amla is one of the most ancient fruits now recognized as one of the richest natural sources of vitamin C. “It is one of the items recommended by Sushruta for universal everyday consumption that transcended restrictions of body type and season”, notes the book. The desi superfood can fight off cough, ulcers, constipation, manage diabetes, cholesterol and give you amazing skin and hair.
One of the most remarkable and popular qualities of amla is its impact on skin. Amla is loaded with skin-friendly Vitamin C which can do wonders for all your skin woes. It is said that fresh amla juice contains 20 times as much vitamin C as is present in orange juice. According to consultant nutritionist, Dr. Rupali Datta, “Vitamin C is a natural antioxidant, which means that it protects you against the harmful effects of free radicals. It helps in slowing down the aging process and is needed for collagen production hence keeping your skin, hair healthy and supports the immune system.”
Amla purifies blood and fights toxins which help you get a beautiful and radiant skin. The rich antioxidants of amla also help delay the effects of premature aging such as fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots and give you a young and supple skin. Consuming amla or amla juice regularly can also help keep dead skin cells, acne and occurrence of pimples at bay.