Derived from the Sanskrit word ‘Amalki’ meaning “nectar of life’, Amla or Indian Gooseberry is revered for its many healing properties. Since ancient times, the Amla tree has been worshipped and viewed as a blessing sent from heaven. In fact, in the Hindu religion, a celebration wholly devoted to this wondrous plant known as “Amla Navami” is performed every year at the onset of the winter season according to the Hindu calendar. Besides its religious significance, Amla has also been a staple ingredient in Ayurvedic medicine as it is believed to help balance the three doshas (Kapha, Vata and Pitta) in the body and eliminate the underlying cause of many diseases.
This humble fruit is even considered a superfood in some places for its endless amazing health and beauty benefits. It is loaded with antioxidants, anti-inflammatory and essential nutrients that can protect us against countless ailments and diseases. It helps cleanse the digestive system and boost immunity which is very much essential for good health. This is also why Amla is one of the active ingredients in Triphala, a popular Ayurvedic medicinal formulation that has many uses. It includes a blend of three Ayurvedic fruits – Amla, Haritaki, and Bibhitaki which offers many nutritional benefits including, vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, sodium, dietary fibres, chebugalic acid and many others.
Amla fruit has a slightly bitter and sour taste, which can be eaten raw, dried, candied or in a pickled form. Amla Juice is one of the best ways to fully reap the amazing benefits of this humble yet incredible fruit. Amla Juice contains lots of vitamins and other essential nutrients to help boost health from within and provides power to fight diseases.
But above all, do you know that Amla is great for your eyes too? If not, here are a few pointers on how Amla can help improve and boost your eye health.
1. It Improves Eyesight
Eye or eyesight problem is a common health issue in our modern society. Our eyes are constantly glued to our digital screens, be it at home or at work which weakens and deteriorate our eyes. Amla Juice can be a helpful natural remedy to strengthen and improve eye health. It is a great source of nutrients, such as Vitamin A, B, C and D that are essential for eye health. It also contains carotene which is especially beneficial in improving eyesight. Daily consumption of Amla is recommended to improve eyesight, remove itchiness, redness and also for overall eye health.
2. It Strengthens Eye Muscle
Amla Juice is a great source of essential vitamins which makes our eye muscle stronger and healthier. It protects our eyes from any obstacles in viewing anything. Ayurvedic treatment like Triphala uses Amla knowing the benefit it has for the eyes. It claims that Amla enhances the ‘Alochaka Pitta’ which governs the eyesight and acknowledges the fruit as the ‘Rasayana’ for strengthening the eyes. Incorporating Triphala into your daily diet can be a great way to strengthen your eye muscles and benefit you accordingly.
3. It Prevents Cataract
The Vitamin C content in Amla Juice is two times that of an orange. This makes it an excellent remedy for improving eye health. The rich antioxidant content in Amla Juice helps fight free radicals and maintain collagen in the cornea, lowering the risk of cataract and vision loss due to macular degeneration. Eye disorders like cataract is a common health issue that is not curable. Consuming Amla Juice regularly can lower your risk of getting this disease.
4. It Relaxes The Eyes
Daily consumption of Amla Juice is also known to help relieve stress and tiredness relating to the eyes. Continuous use of computer or mobile phone can put a strain on the eyes which can cause redness, fatigue, irritation, etc. An insufficient amount of sleep can also put stress on your eyes which can cause puffiness. Amla Juice can be an ideal remedy to soothe and relax your eyes from all these problems.
Preserva’s VISIONGOLD JUICE
“The health of your eyes is tied to the health of your body.”
With this in mind, Preserva Wellness has created an effective natural blend that specifically caters to eye health. Our Visiongold Juice contains a unique blend of Aloe Vera, Triphala, Carrot and Curcumin (extract of Turmeric) to help prevent and protect against eye-related diseases like glaucoma and cataract. It is also especially ideal for people who are constantly in front of digital screens as it helps nourish and strengthens the eyes, reduce eye strain, improve vision and promotes eye health.
Our eyes are one of the most vital organs of our body and we are all aware of the importance of eyes and how precious our eyesight is. That is why it is important to take the necessary efforts to protect and prevent them from any damage. Consuming Amla or Amla Juice is an easy and inexpensive way to give your eyes the nutrients it needs for good eyesight. Besides, they are not only beneficial for your eyes but they are also very nutritious and healthy for your whole body. So, do not underestimate the power of this humble fruit. Eat and Drink your Amla, your eyes will thank you for it.
The above information provided is for general purposes and should not be regarded as a substitute for medical advice. Make sure to consult with your eye care specialist or professional healthcare provider before incorporating amla into your diet, or if you have issues with your eyes.
Aloe vera is an evergreen, succulent, perennial herb that grows in tropical climates and has its origins in the Arabian Peninsula.
Daucus carota or carrot is a vegetable belonging to the family Apiaceae.
Curcumin is a bioactive ingredient of turmeric and is known for its medicinal properties. Turmeric is a familiar dietary spice.
Triphala is an Ayurvedic formula made by the use of three fruits. The word ‘Triphala’ is a Sanskrit word which means a combination of three fruits.