Amla, beneficial properties

Apparently there are many who support it: theamla it is the plant of eternal youth. It is a very popular plant in India whose botanical name is recognized as Emblica Officinalis. Its fruit is used in Ayurvedic medicine thanks to its anti-aging properties: it has a very high content of antioxidants, in particular vitamin C. Let's see in detail the beneficial properties attributed to this extraordinary fruit still unknown to many.

Amla and antioxidants
As already mentioned, it contains a high intake of ascorbic acid (vitamin C), equal to about 445 mg / 100g but the anti-aging capabilities of amla are also represented by other antioxidants such as ellagitannins and the discrete presence of other polyphenols such as flavonoids , ellagic acid, gallic acid, and campferol.
According to a study carried out at the Institute of Immunology in Niwa, Japan, theamla it would be able to effectively fight free radicals, the main responsible for cellular aging.
L'amla it is among the vegetables with the greatest antioxidant intake: about 1770 units per 100 grams. Consider that to meet the daily requirement of antioxidants in an adult to counteract free radicals, 2000 units per day may already be enough.

Alma: Antibacterial, Antiviral and Anti-inflammatory
A study conducted in 2007 and published in the Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, allegedly demonstrated the antiviral and antimicrobial properties of amla in vitro
A more recent study published in 2011 in the Journal of Medicinal Food also demonstrated the beneficial effects of amla in reducing the inflammation of acute pancreatitis. It would also have caused the pancreas to spontaneously repair and regenerate after an acute attack.
Other studies would confirm the ability of the amla extract to lead to a decrease in blood glucose and triglyceride levels and an improvement in liver activity due to the normalization of the activity of alanine transaminase.

Amla, use
On the hair: it would be able to increase hair growth, making it also voluminous, shiny, soft and it would also be able to prevent split ends and hair loss.
On the face and body: it can be used to cleanse the face and body, even on sensitive skin. Apparently it would be effective against rashes, pimples, acne.

Amla, where to buy it
L'amla it is available in powder form at herbalist's shops and in shops that deal with organic products; has a modest cost: a pack of 150 grams does not exceed 10 euros.

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