Did you know…that a single Aurvedic herbal remedy called Amla is one of the best anti-aging and overall rejuvenators you can take on a daily basis to detoxify your body…fight hyper-acidity…build muscle…lower cholesterol…and combat cancer?
One of the most powerful rejuvenating agents known to man is packed into one of nature’s tiniest berries. Amla, also known as Indian gooseberry (Emblica officinalis Gaertn. or Phyllanthus emblica Linn), is arguably the most important medicinal plant in Ayurveda, the Indian traditional system of medicine. So says a May 2011 article titled, “Amla, A Wonder Berry in the Treatment and Prevention of Cancer” published in the European journal Cancer Prevention.
In Ayervedic medicine, amla berries are used successfully for a vast number of indications, including the following:
• Enhance food absorption
• Balance stomach acid
• Fortify and detoxify the liver
• Nourish the brain and improve mental functioning
• Support the heart
• Lower cholesterol
• Strengthen the lungs
• Regulate elimination
• Enhance fertility
• Support the urinary system
• Nourish and clear the skin
• Promote healthier hair
• Prevent hair loss and restore normal hair growth
• Cool the body
• Flush out toxins
• Increase vitality
• Strengthen the eyes
• Boost metabolism and improve muscle tone
• Reduce inflammation
• Prevent ulcers and dyspepsia
• Slow aging
The authors of the article published in Cancer Prevention emphasized that the amla berries should be further studied for its anti-cancer effects, including radio modulatory…chemo modulatory…chemo preventive…free radical scavenging…anti-mutagenic…and immunomodulatory.
Amla Berries: A Powerful Antioxidant Agent
Many of amla’s outstanding health benefits stem from the fact that it has one of the richest concentrations of vitamin C of any edible plant on Earth. It also contains many minerals and vitamins such as calcium, phosphorus, iron, carotene, and vitamin B complex. As a result, amla is a powerful antioxidant agent.
Experts widely agree that many health problems—as well as the visible signs of aging—are caused by oxidative damage. Oxidation results from byproducts (called free radicals) that are produced by our cells—and antioxidants prevent and repair that damage.
Amla berries have an ability to scavenge free radicals and repair oxidative damage not only slows aging, but holds additional promise in the fight against cancer, as well.
Detoxifies the Body and Beautifies Skin and Hair
Amla berries helps flush out toxins from your liver, which can accumulate as a result of painkillers and other medications, alcohol, and junk food. Amla berries also helps purify the blood. As a result, this power-berry can clarify your skin and improve the health of your hair starting right from the roots.
It is even believed to prevent premature graying and stop hair loss. In India, amla berries is used both topically and internally for these hair and skin beautifying effects.
Controls Blood Sugar and Kills Pathogens
In addition to all of the above, amla berries is also useful for:
- Controlling diabetes , due to its high concentration of chromium—a nutrient known to be helpful for reducing blood sugar.
- Treating infection, due to its antibacterial and astringent attributes. It is even said to have inhibiting effects against the HIV virus that causes AIDS.
- Anti aging, due to its potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects.
Fresh Fruit, Juice, or Supplement: It’s All Good!
It’s no wonder many practitioners of natural medicine conclude that amla berries are good for almost everyone on a regular basis.
Fortunately, finding amla is not difficult.
- Fresh Indian gooseberries can sometimes be found at health food stores, or purchased online, though online suppliers may require large minimum-order sizes.
- Another great option is amla juice, widely available online.
- For easy daily supplementation, many reputable supplement makers offer high quality amla tablets, pills, and dried whole food powders.
- Amla shampoos, creams, oils, and other topicals are also available.