The Indian Gooseberry, commonly known as Amla is a fruit from a small to medium sized tree. It is generally in the size of a big lemon and is light green is color. The Indian gooseberry tastes sour and is generally eaten with salt.
Nutritional Value of Indian Gooseberry(Amla):
Gooseberry is very rich in Vitamin C. It contains 20 times more vitamin C than an orange. It contains many minerals and vitamins like Calcium, Phosphorus, Iron, Carotene and Vitamin B Complex. Amla is also a powerful antioxidant agent.
How to buy Indian Gooseberry:
Gooseberries are generally sold in streets in India. Ensure you pick the fresh ones that don’t have black or brown spots in them. Each Indian Gooseberry should be of a normal lemon size and should weigh for its size.
Health Benefits of Indian Gooseberry(Amla):
Indian Gooseberry contains antibacterial properties that protects us from infection and improves resistance against common cold.
Amla strengthens absorption and assimilation of food.
It is used to immprove eye sight.
It treats diabetes.
It strengthens the heart muscles.
It helps in treating White vaginal discharge [leucorrhoea].
It increases appetite.
Due to its strong, cooling and laxative properties Gooseberry is useful for remedies for diarrhea and dysentery.
It lowers cholesterol level.
It increases red blood cell production and strengthens teeth and nails.
It helps in reducing the irritation during urination.
Role of Indian Gooseberry(Amla) in hair treatment:
It enriches hair growth and hair pigmentation.
It strengthens roots of hair , maintains color and luster.
It is used in hair straightening.
Amla oil is very popular in India as it serves as a very good hair growth booster thereby preventing hair loos.
How to eat Indian Gooseberry(Amla):
Indian Gooseberries are generally eaten raw with salt. Drinking water after eating leaves a sweetened taste in the tongue.
They are also taken in the form of pickle.
Amla chutneys are also made.
Amla can also be made into fresh juices.
Indian Gooseberry Name in different languages:
amalika (अम्लिका) in Sanskrit
aamla (आँवला) in Hindi
aamla (આમળાં) in Gujarati
aavnlaa (awla) (or awla) in اردو
aavalaa (आवळा) (or awla) in Marathi
avaalo (आवाळो) in Konkani
sunhlu in Mizo
amala (अमला) in Nepali
amloki (আমলকী) in Bengali
amlakhi in Assamese
amla (ଅଁଳା) in Oriya
Aula in Punjabi
nellikka (നെല്ലിക്ക) in Malayalam
heikru in Manipuri
sohmylleng in Khasi
usiri (ఉసిరి కాయ) (or usirikai ) in Telugu
nellikkai (நெல்லிக்காய்/ ನೆಲ್ಲಿ ಕಾಯಿ/ ಗುಡ್ದದ ನೆಲ್ಲಿ) nellikkaai or nellikaayi) in Tamil and Kannada
nelli (නෙල්ලි) in Sinhala
mak kham bom in Lao
ma kham pom (มะขามป้อม) in Thai
anmole (庵摩勒) in Chinese
skyu ru ra in Tibetan
melaka in Malay, A state in Malaysia, Malacca was named after this tree.
zee phyu thee in Myanmar