Health benefits of amla

1. Highest antioxidant fruit

antioxidant-rich berries

The best way to measure antioxidant activity is using the ORAC test. Here’s how 100 grams tests out compared to other superfoods:

  • amla powder = 261,500
  • fresh blueberries = 4,669
  • spirulina powder = 5,970
  • maca powder = 6,100
  • fresh wild blueberries = 9,621
  • fresh black raspberries = 19,220
  • acai powder = 102,700

It tests out at being 55x higher than blueberries and 1.5x higher than acai! The only fruit that ranks higher is the coffee cherry, but that’s assuming you don’t count the inner bean (seed) in the measurement.

Given its potency, maybe eating just a little bit of amla per day isn’t so bad after all!

2. More vitamin C than oranges

ascorbic acid moleculeIf you think orange juice is high in vitamin C, think again.

For starters, all of the OJ for sale in the U.S. is pasteurized. That destroys the vitamin C content. Unless you are buying the expensive cold-pressed version, brands like Tropicana, Minute Maid, and Florida’s Natural all use synthetic ascorbic acid which is added in after pasteurization. Over 80% of ascorbic acid is made in China. (1)

Compared to fresh oranges, Indian gooseberries have 20-30x the concentration of vitamin C. The raw powder is a rich source, too. (2)

Amla, popularly known has gooseberry fruit has numerous health properties, according to recent studies. Once the fruit is ground into powder form, it is great for skin and hair. Amla powder is high in vitamin C( that helps to improve tissue growth.
Amla powder is also an excellent supplement that helps in the production of collagen in the body. Collagen production helps in repair and growth of body tissues. Moreover, vitamin C improves function of the immune system, strengthening it against sickness and viral infections.
Natural hair treatment
Amla powder has great astringent properties when mixed with cold water to form a paste. You can apply the paste on the scalp to prevent balding and hair loss. On the other hand, you can mix the powder with warm water, scrub into the face and remember to wash it off. This is not only a great way to tone the skin, but is also an effective way to prevent the hair from dying off.
3. Maintains cell health
Amla powder contains vitamin C that acts as an antioxidant, which helps to destroy free radicals responsible for cell damage as well as diseases. Studies further show that amla powder is beneficial in treating skin disease and also delays premature aging signs such as skin blemish. 
4. Regulates blood sugar level
It has proven useful in regulating blood sugar level, thereby is helpful to diabetic patients. Regular consumption of amla powder can help to keep your blood sugar level under control.
5. Treats eye disease:Amla powder may also help in preventing the occurrence of eye disease. It counters common diseases like itching and reddening of the eyes. 
Amla contains gallic acid which is a potent polyphenol and has been found to improve immunity (Singh et al. ). It is also a rich source of pectin, an important form of dietary fiber that regulates the bowel action, is anti-diabetic, and treats scurvy and pulmonary tuberculosis (Ganju et al. ; Yokozawa et al. ; Sidhu et al. ). Because of its excellent therapeutic values, it is extensively used in Ayurvedic medicines. Ref:
Green tea extract is its concentrated form, with just one capsule containing the same amount of active ingredients as an average cup of green tea.
Like green tea, green tea extract is a great source of antioxidants. These have been credited with a range of health benefits, from promoting heart, liver and brain health to improving your skin and even reducing the risk of cancer (1).What’s more, many studies have looked at green tea extract’s ability to aid weight loss. In fact, many weight loss products list it as a key ingredient.
Green tea is taken by mouth to reduce high levels of cholesterol or other fats (lipids) in the blood (hyperlipidemia). It is also used to improve mental alertness and thinking, diabetes, low blood pressure, and many other conditions.
The health benefits of green tea extract are mostly due to its high antioxidant content.
Antioxidants can help reduce oxidative stress by fighting cell damage caused by free radicals. This cell damage is associated with aging and SEVERAL diseases.
Polyphenol antioxidants called catechins comprise the majority of green tea extract’s antioxidant content. Among the catechins in green tea, epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) is the most researched and thought to provide the most health benefits.
Green tea extract is rich in catechins, and it contains a decent amount of caffeine.
Interestingly, it seems that this combination of ingredients is responsible for its weight loss.
Both catechins and caffeine have been shown to assist in weight loss by regulating the hormones that can enhance thermogenesis 
Thermogenesis is the process by which your body burns calories to digest food and produce heat. Green tea has been shown to boost this process by making your body more effective at burning calories, which can lead to weight loss.
Ginseng is an herbal supplement that has been used for centuries in Chinese medicine.It is commonly touted for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. It could also help regulate blood sugar levels and have benefits for some cancers.
What’s more, ginseng may strengthen the immune system, enhance brain function, fight fatigue and improve symptoms of erectile dysfunction.
Ginseng can be consumed raw or lightly steamed. It can also easily be added to your diet via its extract, capsule or powder form.

Ginger has been used to help digestion, reduce nausea and help fight the flu and common cold. Gingerol is the main bioactive compound in ginger, responsible for much of its medicinal properties. It has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. Gingerol acts on vanilloid receptors, which are located on sensory nerve endings. Again, similar to the initial intense burning feel you get when you consume spicy pepper, ginger’s burn only lasts but a second, and researchers discovered that it “affects the pain pathways directly but also relieves the inflammation, which in itself causes pain.”

Ginger is also very very powerful in improving your digestive function.At the same time, ginger also appears to have beneficial effects on the enzymes trypsin and pancreatic lipase, and to increase motility through the digestive tract. This suggests ginger couldhelp prevent colon cancer and constipation. Ginger  supports your digestion because of its prebiotics content, which is plant-based fiber that causes good bacteria to grow in your digestive tract. If you have any sort of intestinal inflammation, warning signs that you have GI inflammation — things like psoriasis or eczema, acne, any sort of skin blemishes, and basically any warning sign that you probably have inflammation in your digestive track — ginger has been proven to be very effective at reducing inflammation and also supporting your digestive system health.

Other possible uses include reducing cholesterol, lowering the risk of blood clotting, and helping to maintain healthy blood sugar levels.