Gooseberries are Small, Nutritious Fruits that offer many Health Benefits. It has several Culinary and Herbal Medicine uses, particularly in its Native India. The fruit is very rich in Vitamin C and often purported to have potential Antioxidant and Heart-health benefits.
WHAT IS INDIAN GOOSEBERRY?
Indian gooseberry is known by two Scientific names — Phyllanthus emblica and Emblica officinalis. It’s also commonly called Amla in native language. However, the whole plant — including the Fruit, Leaves, and Seeds — is utilized in traditional Indian medicine.
Potential Benefits of Gooseberry are:
Indian Gooseberry has several potential benefits, although more high quality studies in humans are needed to confirm many of these possible effects to prove its effectiveness.
GOOSEBERRY IN HEARTBURN
Researchers observed that the Gooseberry group experienced greater reductions in the frequency and severity of Heartburn and Vomiting than those in the placebo group. Though this study is promising, more research is needed to fully understand the effects of Indian Gooseberry supplements on heartburn which happens due to the Acid Reflux and Gastro problems.
GOOSEBERRY AS ANTI-AGEING AGENT
Due to its high Vitamin C content, Indian Gooseberries may have some promising Anti-aging Benefits. Vitamin C is an Antioxidant that can help prevent Cellular damage, which may help slow your body’s Natural Aging process.
Some Anti-aging benefits of Indian gooseberry include:
Skin- In addition to its Antioxidant activity, Indian Gooseberry may help prevent the breakdown of Collagen, which forms the firm but flexible Protein Matrix in your skin and soft tissues.
Hair- Indian gooseberry extract is commonly used to promote Hair growth, and some evidence shows that it may inhibit an enzyme that contributes to hair loss thereby promoting Thick and Strong Hair growth.