5 Wonder Benefits Of Amalaki (Gooseberry,Nellikka)
What is Amalaki ?
Amalaki is a tree that grows throughout Asia that bears a lemon-sized fruit for several months out of the year. The fruit has a bitter taste and so is not usually eaten on its own, but rather prepared as part of a meal or condensed into supplement form. For the purposes of use as an herbal supplement, the fruit is dried and then ground into a powder. Amalaki has different names depending on where it is grown and thus is also known as:
- Indian gooseberry
5 Wonder benefits of amalaki
1. Amalaki for hair: The fruit juice is used for a hair-wash to prevent premature greying and hair fall. It imparts a beautiful lustre and smooth the hair.
2. Skin: Gooseberry juice exfoliates and cleanses your skin, by removing the dead cells. You can add gooseberry juice to your daily diet, to keep your skin clean from within. You can also apply gooseberry juice on your face, and leave it undisturbed for 30 minutes. After that, wash it off with lukewarm water. If you have a sensitive skin, then dilute the juice with water rather than direct application.
3. Weight Loss: The dry powder massage (Udgharshana) with triphalapowder help to reduce the subcutaneous fats in obesity.
4. Eyesight: Daily eyewash with triphala-water improves the eyesight. It can make your eyesight better and helps you to stay away from vision problem for a quite long time. It is enriched with vitamin C which is extremely important for better eye vision. So, you can eat one single amla everyday and it can make your eyes better. If you have kids then make them eat one half amla everyday.
5. Body lustre: The mix of the paste of rind of Haritaki fruit and Gooseberry, along with roots of Jatamansi when applied before bathing, helps to make the body fragrant and lustrous.
How to Use Amla
Because taste plays such an important role in the digestive process and signals the body to initiate its own supportive mechanisms, Ayurveda traditionally recommends tasting herbs. Amla can be taken internally in four forms: a powder, a tablet, a liquid extract, or in a jam such as chyavanprash.