Indian Gooseberry aka. Amla – A must have super fruit in your hair and skin care regime.
The Indian Gooseberry commonly known as Amla belongs to the Euphorbiaceae family. This fruit ripens in the autumn in wet, forested, hilly areas on the Indian subcontinent. This super fruit has very high vitamin-C content and enhances food absorption, balances stomach acid, fortifies the liver, nourishes the brain and mental functioning, supports the heart, strengthens the lungs, regulates elimination of free radicals, enhances fertility, helps the urinary system, increases skin health, promotes healthier hair, acts as a body coolant, flushes out toxins, increases vitality, strengthens eyes, improves muscle tone and, acts as an antioxidant.
Amla is used in hair tonics because it enriches hair growth and hair pigmentation.It strengthens the roots of hair, maintains colour, and improves luster. Eating fresh gooseberry or applying its paste on hair roots improves hair growth and colour. This is possible due to the high carotene content, high iron content and general antioxidant capacity which reduces hair loss by not allowing free radicals to damage hair follicles or impact the hormones which cause premature hair loss.
So overall this super fruit is a winner and very beneficial for a variety of hair and skin problems. If you suffer from hair loss, dandruff, frizzy hair, premature greying or dull and lifeless hair make sure you include this super fruit in your diet as well as in your hair and skin care regime.