The Benefits of Amla

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I’ve been using the amla powder for a while now. I just wanted to make sure this is actually a ‘supper food’ as it claims to be before recommending to anyone else.

What is Amla?

Amla is called an ‘Indian gooseberry’ in English, but widely known as amla or amlaki in Urdu and Hindi as the it’s grown mainly in India and Pakistan. Amla is known as the powerhouse of nutrients.

Here are some of the benefits of amla:

  • Cure anaemia due to high iron content
  • Amazing for colds and flu because it is loaded with vitamin C
  • Super tonic for your scalp and hair
  • It stabilises you blood sugar
  • High in fibre

Best way to consume Amla

The best way to consume the amla is to have it first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. It is better to have it as fresh amla juice to get the maximum benefits.

However, it is not always possible to get the fresh fruit, so the next best thing is the amla powder. I tend to buy the amla powder and take a full teaspoon first thing in the morning with a glass of water.

It is an uncommon balance of sweet, sour, pungent and bitter flavours but nothing unbearable. I actually quite like the after sweet taste. You can also buy it as a dry amla from any Indian/Pakistani grocery store.

As the fruit is very hard to grind at home and doing so, I had broken my grinder once! Therefore, I tend to buy it in a powder form. You just need to make sure it’s the pure amla powder; no other ingredients are added to it.

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If you are unable to find it in powder form, I’d get the dry amla and soak it overnight. I’d take the stones out in the morning before blending it in the smoothies.

For those who are not too keen in its strong sour taste, you can consume it this way. I used to have it like that when I first started to consume it.

End of the day the choice is yours.

Skin, hair and nails is flawless

My skin looks flawless and vibrant from within. I truly believe that the consumption of amla powder has really enabled my even skin tone.

The amla fruit is really good for the nails as its high is calcium.

I also apply the amla paste to my hair roots which enables the hair growth, stops the hair falling, keeps the original colour, conditions and moisturises the scalp.

I hope this amazing super fruit is also beneficial for you. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have in the section below.

Now go get some Amlas and try it out 🙂


6 thoughts on “The Benefits of Amla”

  1. Hi Rani and Habib. First of all, I love the idea that this site is dedicated to getting “Richer and Healthier”. Both are things I feel passionate about, so it is lovely to see them put together.
    Secondly, I have read many good things about amla fruit. I know it from the highly regarded herbal medicine, triphala, which I have taken before and found it to be good. Triphala is a potent antioxidant among many other things, and amla is one of the three ingredients in triphala, so I believe that amla is highly medicinal.
    I think it is great that you chose to write about it. I myself am passionate about food and herbal medicine. I’m more into daily food than herbs, but I do also love herbs. Great post. Maybe mention triphala? Anyway, thank you and best wishes!

    • Hi Joe,

      Thank you for your detailed reply. Amla is one of the ‘superfruits’ from India. Which can be eaten raw, in juice form, pickeled, dried and powdered form. It has many amazing benefits that no other fruit/food can provide. Amla is used in triphala mix as part of the 3 ingredients. It is also used in many other remedies as well.
      Thank you for stopping by and leaving us a comment.
      All the very best to you too.

  2. Hi Rani,
    It was very informative reading this information. I never knew about this. Thanks for sharing the useful knowledge.

  3. Hi Rani I’ve enjoyed your reading all of your information on the Amla fruit, I have personally never tried this fruit but I will now knowing all the health benefits.

    • Thank you Yolanda for your useful feedback and kind words. Do share your experience if you get to try the superfuit of Amla. Kind Regards

      Rani and Habib


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