Amla (Phyllanthus emblica) or Indian Gooseberry is a wonder fruit with a whole lot of health benefits. The health benefit we would focus in this recipe is how to use amla for weight loss and as a body detox.
Health benefits of Amla (Indian gooseberry)
It is rich in Vitamin C and can help to cure sore throat and common cold.
It is a fibre rich fruit and can help to cure constipation.
A powder made with dried amla (known as Nelli mulli in Tamil) can be mixed with water or olive oil and can be applied as a hair pack. This hair pack delays graying, improves hair texture, reduces hair fall and cures dandruff.
Amla pack can prevent and reduce lice.
Amla is a blood purifier and can help to prevent the occurrence of acne.
Improves heart health.
Reduces blood sugar levels and can fight against diabetes.
Reduces the acidity levels in the body and thereby prevents the occurrence of various types of ulcers such as peptic ulcer and oral ulcer.
Has high amounts of calcium and can strengthen bones.
Due to high amounts of Vitamin C and anti-oxidants, it can prevent scurvy and jaundice.
A paste of amla applied on the skin can reduce pigmentation and dark spots caused by acne.
Amla slows down ageing and can reduce cell damage. It also contains free radicals, anti-oxidants, proteins and various vitamins. It is rich in Potassium, Magnesium, Vitamins E, C and A.
Amla can treat bacterial and viral infections. It is used in Ayurvedic medicines for its anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties.
Amla has large amounts of anti-oxidants and can help to detox the body. Cumin seeds can speed up metabolism and help to lose weight. Cumin seeds can also burn fats and suppress fats.
Th recipe here made with Amla, cumin seeds and water can help to flush out toxins and aid in weight loss.
Cumin seeds – Names in other languages
- Scientific name – Cuminum cyminum
- English – Cumin seeds
- Hindi – Jeera
- Sanskrit – Jiraka
- Malayalam – Jeerakam
- Bengali – Jeera
- Tamil – Jeeragam
- Kannada – Jeerige
- Telugu – Jeelakari
Amla juice for detox and weight loss – Recipe
- 2-3 Fruits Amla (Known as Indian Gooseberry)
- 2 teaspoons Cumin seeds (Known as Jeera in India)
- 1 teaspoon Honey
- 250 ml Filtered water
- You will need fresh amla fruits, filtered water, cumin seeds and honey to make this drink.
- Chop amla fruits into small pieces.
- Place the chopped fruit in a blender.
- Add 2 teaspoons of cumin seeds (Jeera) to the blender.
- Add 1 teaspoon of honey.
- Add filtered water.
- Blend all ingredients together for a few minutes till the blend completely.
- Run the juice through a strainer.
- The detoxifying juice is done.
You can drink this juice daily.
This detox juice may not be suitable for those with a sinusitis condition since Amla may aggravate the condition in some.
Ramya Srinivasan, PDGBA, earned her Master’s degree in Business. As a result of her passion in native medicine, she got her Diploma in Traditional Siddha Medicine from Bharat Sevak Samaj registered under the Indian Planning Commission. She is certified by Stanford University School of Medicine in Introduction to Food and Health.
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