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How to Consume Amla

author image Michael Long
Michael Long is a practicing nutritionist and started writing in 2010 for various websites, covering topics in alternative healing and nutrition. He has a master's degree in nutrition from Benedictine University.

Amla, or Indian gooseberry, is a sour and pungent fruit native to India. It is about the size and shape of a mini apple and is bright yellow-green when ripe. One amla has about 20 times the vitamin C of an orange. It is heavily used in Aryuvedic medicine as a laxative, anti-inflammatory and antacid. It is available at ethnic food stores in raw and powder form.

Consuming Fresh Amla

Step 1

Wash your amla thoroughly with water.

Step 2

Pit the amla with a knife and cut into small manageable pieces. Keep the skin on.

Step 3

Eat alone or dip it in honey, since amla has a very sour taste.

Consuming Amla Powder

Step 1

Warm 1 cup of milk on the stove.

Step 2

Add 1 tsp. of amla powder and stir thoroughly with a spoon. Add 1 tsp of honey to taste.

Step 3

Drink the mixture up to three times a day, depending on your need.

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