12 Amazing Amla Murabba Benefits: Digging Into The Sweet Relish

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12 Amazing Amla Murabba Benefits: Digging Into The Sweet Relish
It is rightly said, "Ek amla, anek faydey" (meaning one fruit, many benefits) for amla is a miracle fruit that holds the place of pride in Ayurveda. It is neon-green in colour and has an unusual taste. It is touted for many health benefits, such as enhancing immunity of the body. No wonder, it is a common remedy in Indian households. It is a powerhouse of nutrients - polyphenols, vitamin C, vitamin A, calcium, magnesium and iron among others. Amla is most commonly used in making murabbas, which is a sweet and spicy relish. It is prepared by processing the amlas and is a great way of preserving amlas for a longer period of time. There are many ways to making Amla Murabbas. Here's a easy recipe which involves boiling the fruit first and then stirring them in spices sugar syrup - murabba. Some also make it by first steaming amlas and then tossing them in sugar syrup.

Here are 12 health benefits of Amla Murabba:


1. Digestive Benefits

Being high in fibre, doctors recommend amla murabba for digestive and gastric problems, including gastritis. It is used as a remedy for constipation when mixed with sugar and honey. It is very important keep your tummy healthy as most of the problems/diseases happen because of upset tummy.
 
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Amla Murabba can curb digestive problems

2. Good Source of MineralsAmla is rich in minerals such as chromium, zinc, copper, iron and others. Ayurvedic experts consider these minerals important for boosting immunity in the body. Chromium, specifically, is thought to help oversee cholesterol levels in the blood, and it might likewise lower the risk of heart illness, as per Harvard Health Publications.
 
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Amla is rich in minerals such as chromium, zinc, copper, iron and others​

3. Arthritis Pain

Amla is said to be a good solution for joint inflammation. It helps bring relief from knee or joint pain since it is a rich source of vitamin C. It should be taken raw or in the form of a murabba twice per day, specifically in the morning. This way you will have a better digestion and relief from arthritis pain.

4. Helps in Pregnancy

It is believed that the mother-to-be should be eating amla murabba through the pregnancy time frame. As it is considered to be healthy for both mother and baby, and even prevents hair fall due to hormonal changes in the mother's body.  
 
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Amla Murabba is considered healthy for both mother and baby

5. Prevents Ulcer

Individuals experiencing peptic ulcer are advised to eat amla murabba since it has anti-ulcer properties and is rich in fibre. You may also gargle twice a day with 2-3 tsp of amla juice mixed with normal water. This will relieve you from the pain of awful mouth ulcers.

6. Constipation 

Apart from being delicious, Amla Murabba helps to bring relief from constipation and chronic constipation, provided it is taken after a glass full of milk. Additionally, take 1 tsp of amla powder with lukewarm water at night to relieve constipation.

7. Keeps a Check on High Cholesterol Level 

Amla murabba contains high measures of chromium, zinc and copper that are vital for the body. Chromium particularly has the ability to maintain cholesterol levels of blood and bring down the danger of heart ailments. Or, eat one tsp of dry amla powder along with honey soon after your meal.
 
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Amla Murabba contains high measures of chromium, zinc and copper that are vital for the body​

8. Immunity

Being a rich source of Vitamin C and containing anti-oxidant property, Amla Murabba improves and reinforces the immune system. It is a safe and natural remedy for recurring infections like cold, fever and so forth. Additionally, take 2 tsp of amla juice and mix it with 2 tsp of honey. Have this every day as it improves cough and treats cold. Eating a bit of amla powder with honey two or three times a day also works to cure long-term dry cough.

9. Menstrual Cramps

Amla Murabba diminishes menstrual cramps and if taken for three months in succession, it can almost diminish menstrual cramps in the future. Amla murabba also helps reducing menstrual cramps and in girls. Women with heavy menstrual bleeding can also use amla murabba to compensate the iron loss. 
 
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Amla Murabba diminishes menstrual cramps ​

10. Good for Anemic Individuals

Amla murabba is beneficial for individuals suffering from anemia as it is a rich source of iron and has the ability to up hemoglobin level in our body. Women with heavy menstrual bleeding can also use amla murabba to compensate the iron loss. 

11. Removes Scars and Acne

Amla murabba, if eaten frequently for almost a span of 6 months, can help reduce acne marks, spots and scars on your skin, healing it naturally. For reducing, blemishes, you must consume it for six months. Moreover, amla murabba is an excellent source of Vitamin C, so it can improve the complexion significantly. 
 
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Amla murabba can help reduce acne marks, spots and scars on your skin

12. Has Anti-Ageing Properties

Amla is a rich source of Vitamin A, C and E and thus helps in anti-ageing. Vitamin A produces collagen, which makes the skin flexible and youthful. The best utilisation of Amla Murabba is when it is consumed on an empty stomach. It can also avoid collagen debasement. In this way, it keeps the skin tight, delicate and energetic.
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Amla is a rich source of Vitamin A, C and E and thus helps in anti-ageing​
 

According to nutritionist Dr. Simran Saini, "Amla Murabba ought to be consumed in moderate quantities that is once or twice a day as it is too sweet. It is a rich source of Vitamin C and E and enhances immunity. Amla when consumed as a preservative packed with sugar is not beneficial for people who are diabetic but is best when had raw. It is a healthy sweet candy for children. All in all, our ancestors had it right."

CommentsAmla is a wonderful fruit with a host of benefits we are just about rediscovering. And it wouldn't be far from truth when we say, "An amla a day keeps doctors at bay."
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