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    Indian gooseberry

    The Amla or Neelikkai (Phyllanthus Embilca) is also called Amalka in Hindi. Health benefits of the Indian Gooseberry or Amla can be attributed to the high vitamin C content.
    Amla juice contains nearly twenty times as much vitamin C as orange juice. One small Amla is equals to 2 Oranges if compared with Vitamin C. Amla the richest natural source of vitamin C. It contains many minerals and vitamins like Calcium, Phosphorus, Iron, Carotene and Vitamin B Complex.

    Amla is also a powerful antioxidant agent. Both dried and fresh fruits can be used. The fresh fruit contains more than 80% water, protein, minerals, carbohydrates and fiber. It is also a very important ingredient in the famous Chyavanaprash, and a constituent of Triphala (three fruits) powder. Amla is useful in treating skin diseases. Scientists at the Ferrara University in Italy have found that amla extracts slow down the activity of break down of bone.

    Amla powder helps to clear pimples and acne. Amla powder prevents dandruff. Taking Amla juice with honey is good for improving eyesight, protects the body from radiation. Amla is rich in antibacterial qualities; it helps the body fight better against infection and also builds up your immunity, which makes you more resistant to diseases. Amla strengthens heart muscles and improves body resistance. Dried Amla is an excellent digestive, which can be consumed after meals. Amla also helps boost protein metabolism. As amla enhances metabolism, it helps you lose weight faster. Amla acts as anti-inflammatory agent thereby suppresses swelling and pain (very useful for people with inflammatory diseases like Arthritis).