Emblic, Amla, Amalaki, or Indian Gooseberry is a highly potent medicinal fruit for its numerous remedial properties. The small green mushy fruit is known as Nellika in Tamil, Usiri in Telugu.
In Ayurveda, it is strongly recommended to eat a gooseberry daily for improving metabolism and immunity. It contains five tastes sweet, sour, acrid, bitter, and astringent for which it is well known as “Divyaushada” or divine medicine.
Eating Gooseberries in the winter as much as possible is very beneficial for our health and helps us in combating the coronavirus. The International Journal of Pharmaceuticals says that the Indian Gooseberries contain bountiful of vitamin A and vitamin C, taking them directly or as juice keeps us away from flu diseases. These are the powerhouse of antibacterial and anti-inflammatory substances and helps in increasing the number of white blood cells.
Antioxidants in these give strength to the heart muscles and keep cholesterols away. The abundant presence of chromium in Gooseberries helps to control diabetes. Keratin and iron in Gooseberries strengthen hair follicles which in turn prevents the hair fall. People who consume these fruits tend to have clear and soft skin.