Sunday, 30 September 2012


Health benefits of the Indian Gooseberry or Amla can be attributed to the high vitamin C content. Even a small single Amla fruit contains Vitamin C equivalent to that present in two oranges.
The oil extracted from Amla 
has been used for improving hair texture and preventing hair loss. Massaging oil into the head stimulates blood circulation, which helps more of the nutrients in the body reach the scalp and hair follicles. A Massage with amla oil clears away flakes on the head, softens the scalp, opens pores and encourages production of the scalp's natural oils -- this might improves or stimulate hair growth, and it helps keep the hair healthy and strong.

Studies conclude that topically applied amla has exfoliating and anti-bacterial properties and may help maintain a healthy scalp and promote hair growth. A recent research article on the Nutritional and Health benefits of Amla by Srivasuki in the Journal of Pharmacognosy says that a fixed oil obtained from the berries strengthens and promotes the growth of hair. The fruit, cut into pieces, is dried, preferably in shade and then boiled in coconut oil and the resulting oil is said to be excellent for preventing hair greying - in Ayurvedic terms, a classic sign of excess pitta dosha. The water in which dried amla pieces are soaked overnight is also said to be nourishing to the hair.

While amla oil is used in hair care products like hair oil, shampoo and conditioner. It can also benefit the hair when consumed fresh or taken internally as a dietary supplement.

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