Amla, or Indian gooseberry, is widely used in Ayurvedic medicine. Now it is being hailed as a new superfood. Photo: Shutterstock
Amla, or Indian gooseberry, is widely used in Ayurvedic medicine. Now it is being hailed as a new superfood. Photo: Shutterstock
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What is amla? The Indian gooseberry hailed as a superfood for its apparent anticancer, anti-diabetes and anti-ageing properties

  • Amla is believed to have anticancer, anti-diabetes and anti-ageing properties – and, in Ayurveda, to boost immunity, ease coughing and relieve constipation
  • The fruit is available in various forms, from whole fruit to powder, and can be enjoyed in different ways – raw and salted, candied, in smoothies and chutneys

Amla, or Indian gooseberry, is widely used in Ayurvedic medicine. Now it is being hailed as a new superfood. Photo: Shutterstock
Amla, or Indian gooseberry, is widely used in Ayurvedic medicine. Now it is being hailed as a new superfood. Photo: Shutterstock
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