Embilica Officinalis, a Latin name that sounds good, it is more easily known as Indian gooseberry or Amla Berry. Unlike the small, green, astringent gooseberry growing on bushes in Europe this is the fruit of a tree, which can grow to 18 metres high. Are located in the North of Thailand and similar areas that are less than the tropical South. The berries grow in clumps; they are light green to yellowish pink. There is a fibrous extension, while the taste is sour, bitter. Remember the tamarind and tamarind are named in Manila in the Philippines.
In Hindustan, which in historical terms is that area of India between the Himalayas and the Vindayas, with Delhi as the capital and the Ganges as the main artery; Amla is considered sacred to the goddess Lakshmi. Not only is the consort of the Hindu God Vishnu is also the goddess of wealth and prosperity. If you have a tree Amala on your land that this is considered extremely lucky. Not only does this bring you wealth but it is said to protect the householder from all kinds of misery and money related dilemmas. If you are unfortunate enough to be without a tree, eating fruit is likely to bring many benefits, too!
The berries provide an excellent source of natural vitamin c. Unfortunately more of vitamin C is synthetic, ascorbic acid. Is done in a laboratory; is popular because it is cheap. A sad fact of life is that you get what you pay for. Synthetic vitamin C serves a purpose but lacks the vital spark of life that stands in his way of making a truly effective antioxidant. Amla contains twenty times more vitamin C by weight than oranges. That’s why it’s labeled a super food.
In 1988 the “International Journal of Cardiology” compared three Indian botanical; These were tested on rabbits. The Indian gooseberry was one of those natural extracts … All three have been found to lower cholesterol. Japanese study confirmed these findings. Amla is an Ayurvedic medicine favored. The dry powder or a dye administered in doses of about 30 mg per pound of body weight has been found to significantly reduce blood cholesterol levels. Of course, we are not rats, but the study suggests that if it’s good for rats, it is also good for humans. I would much rather take a few grams of vitamin C on a daily basis, to undertake a course of treatment that involves the Statin drug that your doctor is so keen on prescription?
Statin drugs have significant side effects. Besides constipation, skin rashes and insomnia; If you read the warnings about leaflets accompanying medicaments; You will see warnings about memory loss, mental confusion and the possibility of diabetes. Not to mention other hidden disadvantages such as loss of libido, liver damage and even heart attack, something Statins are supposedly protecting us from!
Other studies have shown that Makam Pom has had a positive effect on kidney disease by improving the levels of creatinine and urea nitrogen, thereby reducing blood pressure. Vitamins, minerals and other natural products take time to become truly effective. This slow approach requires patience. However, you will surely improve if you give them at least 90 days to be truly effective.
In Thailand, Amla powder is also used in cosmetics. A product that combines the rice bran oil and Makam Pom. It is designed to remove dead skin scales and improve the complexion. Another using Amla and Thai Samor promotes lush growth of hair. Has also been shown to reverse male pattern baldness. That sense due to high levels of antioxidants and good tannins found in the formula. Recently, another producer has launched a range of natural soaps and detergents. Amla is located in Washington, d.c. “body