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Indian Gooseberry health benefits

Indian Gooseberry health benefits that are documented

By Veena Deo


The discussion in this article is about Indian Gooseberry health benefits also known as Amla. It is a divine gift of India to the world. Since ages and times, Indian Gooseberry became a vital part of everyday life as food, and as medicine.

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In Indian Ayurvedic terminology, this has many synonyms, which reflects its greatness and its role in human life. Indian Gooseberry is known to have revitalizing properties, helps stop the aging process, helps stomach ailments.

Indian Gooseberry has many therapeutic properties and these have been postulated in classical texts over centuries. The main property is its revitalizing action and tissue building capacity, which is a unique property that does not come across anywhere in the globe. It covers many therapeutic areas in human body, including constipation.

Indian Goosebery health benefits that are useful -

Indian Gooseberry is known to help eye disorders, skin disorders, urine disorders etc; in addition, it possesses intellectual enhancing properties and preventing vision loss, a natural laxative to relieve constipation. Modern research showed that it has rich quantities of vitamin C, trace elements and minerals.

In my observation, eating one Indian gooseberry or Amla fruit a day gives innumerable health benefits. Another good quality of Amla is that it acts as catalyst by controlling and preventing urinary diseases, stomach ailments, IBS and more. When Indian Gooseberry is combined with Turmeric it might help vision improving and could possibly prevent Cataract. Only knowledge and intellectuality is required to enjoy and experience the amazing therapeutic properties of Amla.

Ancient eminent physician Charaka mentioned Amla as the best revitalizing herb and it is used for constipation relief, as it acts as a laxative, and for Diarrhea, Hemorrhoidal issues, and finally for IBS or irritable bowel syndrome. Susrutha an eminent ancient Surgeon used Indian Gooseberry for Anemia. Recent scholars of Ayurveda from 14th to 21st century revealed many other therapeutic properties of Amla such as its skin protection, Ulcer prevention, wound healing, as it has Cytotoxic, anti cholesterol, Immunomodulating, Liver protection characters.

Here are some Indian gooseberry health benefits as home remedies -.

For mouth ulcers eat daily one fruit and take two spoons of honey

For regular daily stress eat Amla with Thulasi leaves (Ocimum Sanctum)

Uncontrolled infections Amla, Tinospora cardifolia and Turmeric powder would give the best anti-microbial protection.

For chronic urinary disorders either pure Amla juice or powder with milk would prevent and heal the urinary diseases.

If one is unable to eat the actual fruit, he or she may be able to get the benefits by using Ayurvedic natural supplements that have Indian Gooseberry extracts.

I hope the above mentioned Indian Gooseberry health benefits helps all that are trying to address some above mentioned conditions.

Dr. Veena Deo is the moderator and editor of this article originally written by Dr. Satyanarayana, an Ayurvedic Doctor in India.  All the information provided and on supplements above and opinions expressed above should not be construed as any medical advice. This information is provided for educational purposes only. For questions email to





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