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Hair and heart: the health benefits of amla

Sep 14, 2020 14:29 IST

Indian gooseberry or Amla is commonly used for a large number of medicinal benefits that it offers for the entire body. Amla packs in a good mix of sweet, sour and pungent flavours. Due to the various flavours that amla has, it’s often referred to as ‘divyaushada’ or a divine medicine, providing healing benefits for the mind and body. It is loaded with vitamin C, which makes it the best fit if you’re looking for natural ways to boost your immunity. It also has calcium, iron, phosphorous, carotene, vitamin B, protein and fibre. Experts believe that amla increases the number of white blood cells in the body, enabling us to better fight infections and diseases. Research showed that those suffering from heartburn were able to reduce the occurrence and severity by consuming amla fruit extract for four weeks daily. Amla has been shown to help reduce total cholesterol levels and improve the body’s calcium absorption. The Indian berry offers plenty of benefits for your hair as well. Amla oil helps strengthen the hair follicles and gives them the much-needed lustre from within. The rich content of vitamin C could also prevent your hair from early greying. Use it in the form of an oil, a juice or eat the fresh fruit mixed with honey or have some dried amla candy!

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