Many of us have savored Amla chutneys, pickles, jams or murabbas during winters. Amla or the Indian Gooseberry may not be very appealing in its taste, but this tangy fruit is surely the “wonder fruit”.

Amla (Phyllanthus) is also known as amlakka or amlakai in Hindi, which means the “sustainers” or the fruit where the “goddess of prosperity presides”.

In this post, we have compiled a list of numerous benefits of Amla. Read on to discover why it is popularly known as the “Wonder Fruit”.


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Here are the nutritional benefits present in 100 gm of raw Indian Gooseberry:

Vitamin C540mg


The recommended dosage of amla per day is:

Infants (age below 1 year):30 to 35 mg
Children (age 1 to 14 years):40 to 50 mg
Adolescent (age 15 to 18 years):65 to 75 mg
Adult Man (age over 18 years):90 mg
Adult Woman (age over 18 years):75 mg


Amla can be used or consumed raw, dried as powder or as juice. Amla juice as well as the dried form offers a host of benefits. Dried amla can be easily prepared at home using the following steps:

  • Chop the raw amla into pieces and sprinkle some common salt over it.
  • Keep it under direct sunlight for 2-3 days until it loses all the moisture. Dried amla is ready to use.

Amla juice or powder is easily available. Try to use the organic amla juice as it does not contain any preservatives.

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  • Karina

    Very lengthy post.. but very very informative.. none of the points can be skipped!!! all the packs are also good..

    Thnks for sharing such important information. Its an healthy ingredient.. really love it

    • Ankita Biswas

      Happy that you liked it.. :) :)

  • Carol

    Wow!! superb post!!! this is gonna be now important to put amla to use!!! seriously!!! thks for sharing btw!!

    • Ankita Biswas

      *hugs* *hugs* :)

  • Anushka

    Amla post is really good style craze.. This vegetable does wonders to the whole body!! Truly amazing ingredient.. :)

    • Ankita Biswas

      Yesss it does.. :)

  • Yahvi

    You can also make saute amla with green chilles.. eating amla like dat also will strengthen the teeth and keep us free from all health problems.. :)

    • Ankita Biswas

      :) :)
      would try it..

  • Bhoomidutta

    Good post Ankita.. :) Really good information you have provided here!!! its self explanatory.. :) Good Going.. 😉

    • Ankita Biswas

      Thank you bhoomi… :) happy that you liked it..:)

  • Daksha

    Amla surely does magic for your tresses:)

    • Ankita Biswas

      :) :)

  • Bhoomidutta

    My mother would always tell me that amla is amazing for health and beauty but the terrible taste forced me to second guess her! But all this reading and information that you have provided in this article forces me rethink my stand on using amla for better skin. After all like you guys at stylecraze always say….beautiful inside is beautiful outside!

    • Ankita Biswas

      *hugs* *hugs*

  • Nimrata

    Very nicely written.

  • Manoharr

    what a beautiful post, never seen like this in other sites, it is really gigantic in info with simple and interested to read till the end. even preparing packs- every thing is available at home- so quite easy and simple and more beneficial. Thank you…thank you and …………..thank you!

  • rc

    wonder fruit…..u bet!!!!!!

  • Lynda Burkett

    Can you use Amla on blond hair? I have heard it darkens the hair.

  • Elizabeth Wanjiru

    Waoh! Never thought a fruit could ve al ths benefits.l surely try it.

  • nur mira

    Can we eat two raw amla a day? Is it too much? cos i heard its high in vitamin c.

    • Rahul

      yes you can … its good

  • Zia

    Thanks for the post

  • Akshay

    Can i have murabbas instead of raw amala and does it have d same effect on bodyy ??

  • Nina

    If you can’t get fresh Gooseberries can you use amla powder instead? My mum has arthritis I can’t even get Gooseberrie Juice. Can you please get back to me thank you.

    • Rahul

      yes and see if that helps….personally i have experienced that fresh juice works better but one could also try powder

  • Richa

    I just loved reading the post! Thank you for sharing so mahy amazing benefits of this wonder fruit. Never, ever thought that amla will have so many benefits. Will definitely try using amla hair oil and hair strengthening pack for my tresses. Have been experiencing hair fall for a long time now. Keep sharing more such amazing facts!

  • Feroza

    Please can you give more ways to prepare fresh amla to eat & how to apply on hair, I can get fresh amla but don’t know what to do with it. Thanks.

  • Anonymous

    It is wonderful . Amla is really a miracle herb

  • Anonymous

    thanks lot

  • StyleCraze

    Dear Mayur, Amla is a natural diuretic. Amla can help improve the function of urinary system. It can increase urine output, which can help discharge the small stone. It is safe for kidney stone patients to consume proper amount of amla. So you are recommended to ask your doctor for how much amla you should consume everyday. Or you can consult the online doctor for the correct amount of amla to keep your health in condition.