Have you ever enjoyed the taste of Indian gooseberry fruit (Amla). its sovoury , mouth watering .
Lets see what the health benefits:
- Builds immunity
- Diabetics lower blood sugar
- Improves vision and relieves eye pain
- Fights High cholesterol
- Relieves from menstrual cramps (PMS)
- Pancreatic inflammation pain Pancreatitis
- Helps to fight some Cancers (research required) and after cancer care
- Fights obesity helps loose weight
- Good for preventing hair loss and shiny healthy hair.
Side effects ?
Like any food or herb,
If you are pregnant and breastfeeding avoid gooseberries,
If you have bleeding disorders then avoid gooseberries
If you are on diabetic medication, Indian gooseberries lowers blood sugar levels so take accordingly
If you have bleeding disorder, berries increases the bleeding.
Avoid indian gooseberry before surgeries.
available in herbal medicine, juice, powder, hair oil, candy etc.
Where can you get ?
Health stores, raw berries can be found in Asian , Indian grocery stores.
Cooking tips :
Apart from preparing Ayurveda or Traditional Chinese medicine from Indian Gooseberry, There are different dishes can be prepared, pickle, sweet candy, chutney,
scientific name Phyllanthus emblica, emblic, emblic myrobalan,
referred with different names myrobalan, Indian gooseberry, Malacca tree, amla from Sanskrit amalika
In next session we will learn about Most popular Ayurvedic formula Triphala. Stay Tuned.
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Hakeem Jahangeer Mohammed
DTCM, Certified Cupping Therapist & Reflexologist
AL JAMAL CLINIC MISSISSAUGA Canada
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