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Benefits Of Amla Amla is the fruit of a broad-leafed plant, of the same name, grown in many states of India

. Its English name is Indian Gooseberry and it has been linked with a number of health benefits. Amla is excellent source of Vitamin C with great antioxidant properties. It also boosts the immune system of the individual along with acting as a number of curing ailments. In fact, amla is regarded as a broadly used herb, in case of ayurvedic medicines, due to its high nutritional value. In the following lines, you will find information on the nutritional benefits of eating amla/Indian gooseberry. Nutritional Value of Indian Gooseberry Indian Gooseberry comprises of the following nutrients: Dietary FiberVitamin C Calcium Phosphorus iron Carotene Vitamin B Complex Protein Carbohydrates Indian Gooseberry has also been found to be low in Saturated Fats, Cholesterol and Sodium, making it excellent for health. Nutritional Gains of Eating Amla Extensively high in Vitamin C, amla has great antioxidant properties. It helps in contending free radicals that are responsible for developing and cell degeneration. Amla is known to be excellent for the health of hair, skin and even eyes Amla verify much better digestion of food and also balances stomach acid. Indian gooseberry (Amla) is related with fortification of liver and nourishment of the brain that results in better mental functioning. Amla is considered to be a great support to the heart and also strengthen the lungs Amla determines elimination and improves fertility. Indian gooseberry (Amla) acts as a body coolant and also flows out toxins. Amla has been found to increase vitality and improve muscle tone. Amla power amends immunity and adds to the physical strength of an individual. Indian gooseberry is found to be a great help in the treatment of hemorrhage, menprrhagia, leucorrhoea and execution of blood from uterus. Amla increases red blood cell production that results in strengthening teeth and nails. Amla has been found to be quite handy in controlling blood sugar. Indian gooseberry is found to be a great help in the treatment of the following ailments also: Anemia Cerebral, Gastro and Cardiovascular Illness Constipation Fever Indigestion Insomnia Amla s botanical name is embilica officinalis Ripening in autumn, the berries are harvested by hand after climbing to upper branches bearing the fruits. The taste of Indian gooseberry is sour, bitter and astringent, and it is quite fibrous. In India, it is common to eat gooseberries steeped in salt water and turmeric to make the sour fruits palatable[citation needed]. It is also used to straighten hair.

reaching 8 to 18 m in height. demonstrating in vitro antiviral and antimicrobial properties. quite smooth and hard on appearance. with six vertical stripes or furrows. the leaves are simple. and diabetes. cancer. [10] Although these fruits are reputed to contain high amounts of ascorbic acid (vitamin C). The flowers are greenish-yellow. 10±20 cm long. with a crooked trunk and spreading branches. age-related renal disease. The taste of Indian gooseberry is sour. It also promoted the spontaneous repair and regeneration process of the pancreas occurring after an acute attack. resembling pinnate leaves. subsessile and closely set along branchlets. ofÀcinalis reduced severity of acute pancreatitis (induced by Larginine in rats). In India. 445 mg/100g.Phyllanthus emblica From Wikipedia. as well as triglyceridemic levels and an improvement of the liver function caused by a normalization of the liverspecific enzyme alanine transaminase activity. and it is quite fibrous. [edit]Plant anatomy and harvesting The tree is small to medium in size. the berries are harvested by hand after climbing to upper branches bearing the fruits. or aamla. the free encyclopedia Phyllanthus emblica (syn. the Indian gooseberry. is a deciduous tree of the Phyllanthaceae family. [11] the specific contents are disputed. it is common to eat gooseberries steeped in salt water and turmeric to make the sour fruits palatable needed] [citation . It is also used to straighten hair. light greenish yellow. [6][7][8] A human pilot study demonstrated a reduction of blood cholesterol levels in both normal and hypercholesterolemic men with treatment. [3] [2] There is preliminary evidence in vitro that its extracts [4] induce apoptosis and modify gene expression in osteoclasts involved in rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis. and the overall antioxidant strength of amla . It is known for its edible fruit of the same name. [5] Experimental preparations of leaves. bitter and astringent. The branchlets are glabrous or finely pubescent. usually deciduous. Emblica officinalis). It may prove to have potential activity against some cancers. such as for inflammation. [edit]Medical research Indian gooseberry has undergone preliminary research. light green. One recent animal study found treatment with E. bark or fruit have shown potential efficacy against laboratory models of disease. The fruit are nearly spherical. Ripening in autumn. [9] Another recent study withalloxan-induced diabetic rats given an aqueous amla fruit extract has shown significant decrease of the blood glucose.

which contains 43 herbal ingredients as well as clarified butter. and "vipaka".[12] According to Ayurveda. Aamla is eaten raw or cooked into various dishes. [In Ayurvedic polyherbal formulations. water intake and urine output in diabetic rats compared with the non. stimulate hair growth (romasanjana). which is used to cure throat inflammation. Considered in this light. Indian gooseberry is a common constituent. aamla balances all three doshas. or potency. this fruit is called yuganzi ( ). including the fruit.[15][1 In Chinese traditional therapy. treat constipation (anuloma). the postdigestive effect (vipaka) is sweet (madhura).diabetic control group. All parts of the plant are used in various Ayurvedic/Unani medicine (Jawarish amla) herbal preparations. bitter (tikta) and pungent (katu) secondary tastes (anurasas). benefit the eyes (chakshushya).[17][edit]Culinary useParticularly in South India. it is traditionally consumed after meals. and enhance intellect (medhya). or post-digestive effect. enliven the body (jivaniya).[edit]Medicinal use In traditional Indian medicine. and honey. tender varieties are used to prepare dal (a lentil preparation). . sesame oil. oil. It may be used as a rasayana (rejuvenative) to promote longevity. seed. alleviate asthma (svasahara). reduce cough (kasahara). a sweet dish indigenous to the northern part of India (wherein the berries are soaked in sugar syrup for a long time till they are imparted the sweet flavor). the fruit is pickled with salt. While aamla is unusual in that it contains five out of the six tastes recognized by Ayurved. bark and flowers. In Andhra Pradesh. strengthen the heart (hrdaya). reduce fever (jvaraghna). In rats it significantly reduced blood glucose. and traditionally to enhance digestion (dipanapachana). and its energy (virya) is cooling (shita).Emblica officinalis tea may ameliorate diabetic neuropathy. Thekapha is balanced primarily due to its drying action. aamla is particularly helpful in reducing pitta due to its cooling energy. was first mentioned in the Charaka Samhita as a premier rejuvenative compound.[14] According to Ayurveda. aamla fruit is sour (amla) and astringent (kashaya) in taste (rasa). sugar cane juice. leaves. dried and fresh fruits of the plant are used. and most notably is the primary ingredient in an ancient erbal rasayana called Chyawanprash.[14] Its qualities (gunas) are light (laghu) and dry (ruksha). food intake. [14] and balances both Pitta and vata by virtue of its sweet taste. it is most important to recognize the effects of the "virya". [12] This formula. root. purify the blood (raktaprasadana). and amle ka murabbah. with sweet (madhura). and spices.

or deciduous teeth. In a more specific sense. [edit]Deciduous woody plants The deciduous characteristic has developed repeatedly among woody plants. deciduous means the dropping of a part that is no longer needed. wisteria. [11] . Leaf drop is not seasonally dependent as it is in temperate climates. as well as a number of coniferous genera. poison ivy.g. such as [1] deciduousantlers in deer. for instance in parts of Southern California and the American Southeast. Elm. such as Larch andMetasequoia. and dracenas. Even within a small local area there can be variations in the timing and duration of leaf drop. and is typically used in reference to trees or shrubs that lose their leaves seasonally. Deciduous has a similar meaning when referring to animal parts. They have formed under climatic conditions which have great seasonable temperature variability with growth occurring during warm summers and leaf drop in autumn and dormancy during cold winters. Temperate deciduous forest biomes are plant communities distributed in North and South America. mainly temperature and precipitation rates. The characteristic is useful in plant identification. e. and to the shedding of other plant structures such as petals after flowering or fruit when ripe. and soil dynamics. [10] Two distinctive types of deciduous forest are found growing around the world. Trees include Maple. and Birch. in some mammals (including human children). These varying and regionally different ecological conditions produce distinctive forest plant communities in different regions. palms. Aspen. yuccas. In plants it is the result of natural processes. however there are no deciduous species among treelikemonocotyledonous plants. Most temperate woody vines are also deciduous. different sides of the same mountain and areas that have high water tables or areas along streams and rivers can produce a patchwork of leafy and leafless trees. among others.Deciduous means "falling off at maturity" or "tending to fall off". or falling away after its purpose is finished. also known as baby teeth. viburnum. Tropical and subtropical deciduous forest biomes have developed in response not to seasonal temperature variations but to seasonal rainfall patterns. [edit]Regions Forests where a majority of the trees lose their foliage at the end of the typical growing season are called deciduous forests. deciduous and evergreen oak species may grow side by side. During prolonged dry periods the foliage is dropped to conserve water and prevent death from drought. many Oaks. Periods of leaf fall often coincide with seasons: winter in the case of cool-climate plants or the dry[9] season in the case of tropical plants. These seasonally distinctive communities have diverse life forms that are impacted greatly by the seasonality of their climate. and many others. including grapes. Asia and Europe. These forests are found in many areas worldwide and have distinctive ecosystems. virginia creeper. and can occur any time of year and varies by region of the world. understory growth. etc. Deciduous shrubs include honeysuckle.