In Indian Ayurveda, Aamla is considered a magical fruit, as it is used for both cooking & medicinal purposes. Fresh Aamla can consumed in the form of a fruit or juiced in a blender.It can also be dried & preserved to be used through out the year. Fresh Amala is only available during the winter, however dry aamla and its juice are available throughout the year in grocery shops & super market.
Aamla is a citric fruit and its taste range from bitter to sour. It has an amazing property of leaving a sweet sensation when eaten raw followed by a glass of water. It is used in chutneys, aachar and morabbas. Amala is rich in vitamin C. Apart from these it has medicinal properties, some of which are mentioned below:
Drink aamla juice with honey for better eyesight.
Aamla is good for diabetic patients. Aamla has chromium which help in activating the insulin producing cells in the body.
Aamal is good for heart also. It helps in strengthening the heart muscles and Aamla also help in purifying the blood. Mix aamla powder with ajwain powder and have 1 table spoon every morning . It helps in blood purification and hence we do not get pimples and boils.
Mix aamla juice with mustard oil and massage in case you have bleeding gums.
Aamla is antibacterial thus it boosts immunity.
Aamla juice also helps in constipation.
Usage of aamla for hair fall is well known, and hence many shampoos and oils have aamla as an ingredient.
Aamla is a good appetizer. Consuming aamla powder (or strips of dried aamla) help in increasing your appetite.
Aamla is a good source of vitamin C , calcium and iron so it is very good for women and girls to have an aamla everyday.
Take 5 grams of the dry aamla powder and drink it with a cup of cow milk every morning and evening for a month. This help in curing piles.
Aamla is good at time of germination of new teeth in babies. Mix aamla juice with honey and give it to babies.