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  • Writer's pictureDr. Karuturi Subrahmanyam

Amla Health Benefits

Amla, or Indian gooseberry, is a fruit that has many uses in traditional medicine and cuisine. Amla juice is one of the ways to enjoy the benefits of this superfruit. Amla juice is made from fresh or dried amla berries, which are blended with water and strained. Amla juice can be sweetened with honey, sugar, or stevia, or mixed with other juices, such as apple, orange, or carrot. Amla juice can also be added to smoothies, yogurt, or oatmeal.

Amla juice has several health benefits, such as:

  • It is rich in vitamin C and antioxidants. Vitamin C is important for your immune system, skin, and iron absorption. Amla juice has more vitamin C than two oranges. Antioxidants protect your cells from damage and inflammation caused by harmful molecules called free radicals.

  • It supports liver and kidney health. Amla juice may help prevent or reverse liver and kidney damage caused by toxins, drugs, or infections. Amla juice may also improve liver and kidney function by increasing bile production and reducing waste products.

  • It promotes heart health. Amla juice may lower blood pressure, cholesterol, and triglyceride levels, which are linked to heart problems. Amla juice may also prevent the bad cholesterol from becoming sticky and clogging your arteries. Amla juice may also improve blood flow and prevent blood clots by relaxing and widening your blood vessels.

  • It enhances hair growth and quality. Amla juice may stimulate hair growth by increasing blood circulation to the scalp and providing nutrients to the hair roots. Amla juice may also prevent hair loss by blocking a hormone that causes hair thinning. Amla juice may also improve the quality and appearance of your hair by strengthening the hair shaft, preventing split ends, and adding shine and luster. Amla juice may also protect your hair from sun damage, pollution, and heat styling.

  • It improves digestion and metabolism. Amla juice may aid your digestion and metabolism by increasing the secretion of digestive enzymes, which help break down food. Amla juice may also prevent or relieve constipation by increasing the water content and bulk of your stool. Amla juice may also boost your metabolism by stimulating the thyroid gland, which regulates your energy and body temperature. Amla juice may also help you lose weight by suppressing your appetite, reducing fat accumulation, and increasing fat burning.

The recommended dosage of amla juice varies depending on your health goals and individual tolerance. However, a general guideline is to drink about 2-4 tablespoons (30-60 ml) of amla juice per day, preferably on an empty stomach in the morning.


Amla juice is a nutritious beverage that may offer several health benefits. However, amla juice may also have some side effects, such as lowering blood sugar levels, increasing the risk of bleeding, or causing allergic reactions in some people. Therefore, it is advisable to consult your doctor before adding amla juice to your diet, especially if you have any medical conditions or take any medications.

Dr. Karuturi Subrahmanyam, MD, FRCP (London), FACP (USA)

Internal Medicine Specialist

Kify Hospital



Phone : 85000 23456


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