Top five health benefits of Gooseberry

Since ancient time, gooseberry or amla tree has been considered to be sacred in India. It is worshipped as the earth mother. The fruits from this sacred tree are extremely beneficial for your health and wellbeing. This sour tasting fruit has been used in Ayurveda for treating respiratory problems, promoting digestion and enhancing concentration.

The high amount of antioxidants and Vitamin C present in gooseberries or amla provide a vast spread of health benefits. In this article, let us look at some of them.

Improves vision- Gooseberries are known for improving eye health due to the presence of high amount of Vitamin A. These tasty berries lower the risk of night blindness and macular degeneration. The antioxidants in this sour fruit protect your retina from stress and thereby lower the risk of cataracts.  

Strengthens the immune system- Incorporating some gooseberries into your diet is a good habit, as this amazing fruit aids in enhancing your immunity levels by removing harmful toxins. The antibacterial properties in amla fight against fungal, viral and bacterial infections.

Good for your heart- Eating amla is shown to have some positive effects on your cardiovascular system. The presence of essential nutrients and minerals makes it a heart friendly fruit.  It prevents heart blockages, keeps a check on hypertension and lowers cholesterol. Gooseberries aid in increasing good cholesterol. They protect your arteries from fat and plaque accumulation.

Promotes digestion- If you are one of those people who have digestive problems, then make sure to incorporate amla in your diet. The bitter and the sour taste of gooseberries activates the digestive enzymes in your body. Amla is one of the most effective medicines to treat gastric problems. Along with providing relief from gastric trouble, this wonderful fruit clears your intestinal tract from all the waste materials and relieves constipation.

Keeping your skin glowing- It has been used to treat numerous skin problems since ages. The amla powder is very effective in clearing out acne. The presence of antibacterial properties makes it an ideal choice for giving you a youthful younger-looking skin. Along with the antibacterial properties, the presence of Vitamin C stimulates collagen production. Amla is also good for maintaining the health of your hair too.

-Akhila kakarala
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