Growing up as an Indian kid, you must have enjoyed the sour and sweet taste of amla candies. Aren’t they yummy? Well! They are not only delicious but are also super beneficial for your health and beauty.
Amla or Indian gooseberry is also termed as the superfood because of its nutrient content.
This green sour fruit is a rich source of vitamin C and vitamin B complex both of which are responsible for giving you flawless skin and a healthy body. Regular consumption of amla can help to fight free radical damage, improve immunity, reduce inflammation, maintain blood pressure, and much more.
You can use amla juice, amla candies, amla powder, amla capsule/tablet supplements, or the raw form of this fruit as per your requirement. To buy supplements you can always trust online stores like HealthKart, Amazon, etc.
Let’s have a quick glance at the benefits of using amla:
- Acts as an immune booster
- The anti-ageing property of amla can help you get flawless and radiant skin
- It can help to reduce acne and pimples
- It can prevent dandruff
- It can help to reduce greying of hair
- Amla acts as a natural hair starating agent
- It can be used to reduce insomnia
- It is good for diabetic patients
- It can reduce bad mouth odour
- It is good for your heart
- Consumption of amla is very good for digestion
How to use amla?
- Amla as candies: To make amla candies you can slice the fruits (1 cup) and then add half cup of sugar, pinch of salt and half teaspoon of cardamom powder. Mix them well and let it dry in the sun for a few days. Have the candies after lunch everyday to improve your digestive system.
- Amla as a face pack: To make a soothing pack you will need to combine amla with papaya. Mix two tablespoons of mashed ripe papaya with one tablespoon of amla juice. Apply the mixture on your face and let it dry for 10 to 15 minutes. Wash the pack with cold water and feel the radiance on your skin.
- Amla supplements: If you are using amla supplements, then you can check out the labels to know the recommended dosage as per requirement or simply consult a medical practitioner. However, the usual recommended dosage of amla supplements are as follows:
- You can have around 3 to 4 teaspoons of amla juice once or twice a day.
- If you are consuming amla powder, then you can have ¼ to ½ teaspoon of it twice a day.
- 1 to 2 amla capsules or tablets can be consumed twice a day.
- You can have 2 to 3 amla candies once a day.
Conclusion: Amla consumption isn’t considered harmful for your body. However, if you feel any discomfort while consuming amla in raw form or as supplements, then it is better to stop having them. In such cases you can consult a doctor or an ayurvedic practitioner to know the right dosage of vitamin C for your body.