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         Welcome to socialadvicers. In this page, you are going to learn about the Indian “gooseberry” which is also known as “Amla.” You will learn the benefits of Amla, its uses, health and beauty tips with Amla. How they can be used in our daily life.



This fruit ripens in the autumn, especially in the hilly areas of the Indian subcontinent. In India, amla tree is considered a sacred tree. This fruit is consumed both dried and fresh. Although they are nourishing, but sour in taste. Gooseberry is full of nutrients. They contain many minerals and vitamins like calcium, phosphorous, iron, carotene and vitamin B complex. Gooseberries are very rich in vitamin C. They also contain the ellagic acid, gallic acid, kaempferol, flavonoids and polyphenols which have their own benefits as an antimicrobial and antiviral.  They are also antioxidants agent. Antioxidant agent in gooseberries helps to prevent and repair oxidative damages in the body. It is also used for various cancers. They also work as a good blood purifier thus found in many herbal medicines to treat various diseases like diabetes, heart disease, diarrhea, fever, bacterial and viral infections.

Some of the health benefits of gooseberry:


Gooseberry stimulates the isolated group of cells that secrete the hormone insulin, thereby reducing blood sugar in diabetic patients and keeping their body balanced and healthy. They contain chromium, which has a therapeutic value for diabetic patients. Chromium also enhances the effect of beta-blockers, which are used for heart health, by reducing the LDL cholesterol content of the body.


Gooseberry strengthens the heart muscles, so the heart pumps blood smoothly throughout the body. Chromium reduces excess cholesterol buildup and reduces the chances of atherosclerosis or plaque buildup in the vessels and arteries which can reduce the chances of strokes and heart attacks. Iron in the gooseberry increases the blood circulation which results in the increased circulation and the oxygenation of organs. So to maintain a good health of heart consume gooseberries.


Consuming gooseberry before a meal improves appetite. You can have gooseberry powder with combinations like with honey, butter etc.. it also helps to balance nitrogen levels, thereby increasing weight in a healthy way. It is also used as a remedy for fever, liver disorder, indigestion, anemia, urinary problems, respiratory problems, cerebral, gastric and cardiovascular illness. They also strengthen teeth and nails. They also lower cholesterol levels.


Antibacterial and astringent attributes in the gooseberries protect the body against infection and improve the body’s immune system. They increase the white blood cells count in the body since white blood cells attack and eliminate foreign toxins throughout the body.


Gooseberry with its strong cooling and laxative properties is useful in remedies for diarrhea. They help flush out toxins or any harmful substances in your stomach which are causing discomfort or illness, it heals the discomfort and burning felt when diarrhea occurs.


They helps in good digestion due to its high fiber in them. The Fiber in it helps keeps your bowel movements regular which reduces the chances of constipation.


Gooseberry juice is very good for improving eyesight. You can have your gooseberry with the combination of honey. Due to its carotene content in it, gooseberries are powerful on vision related problems.

Some beauty benefits with gooseberry:



Amla or gooseberry is the most popular element in the many hair tonics, hair shampoos, oils etc., Due to the calcium present in it, they give beautiful and lustrous hair. Gooseberry strengthens the roots of hair, maintains color. They improve hair growth and color. They also reduce the chances of hair loss and baldness. As mentioned above gooseberries due to carotene, antioxidant capacity and iron content which can also reduce hair loss, reducing damages by the free radicals. Also, impact the hormones that can cause premature hair loss.

Hair strengthening pack using gooseberry:

Required ingredients:

  • Gooseberry powder
  • Yogurt
  • Honey
  • Warm water


  • Make a smooth paste of 2 teaspoons amla or gooseberry powder with warm water.
  • Add one teaspoon of honey and 2 teaspoons of yogurt to it and mix them well. Apply for hair.
  • After half an hour wash it off with lukewarm water.


Gooseberry contains vitamin C which provides youthful and naturally glowing skin by removing blemishes, acne and other scars. They also work as a natural exfoliator, removes dead skin cells, wrinkles and soothes the skin because of its astringent properties. Taking gooseberry on empty stomach results in very great collagen degradation. Due to its good source of vitamin C, they reduce the aging process by making skin looks young and elastic. It boosts the collagen production in the skin thus keeps skin tight, toned, soft, supple and youthful.

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