Ayurveda has many plants that have not only medicinal but also beautifying properties. Their tradition goes back many years, but their timelessness means that wherever they appear, they are used with great enthusiasm. One of these wonderful and often underrated plants is Amla.
Amla, otherwise known as Indian gooseberry, is a tree with gray bark and leaves similar to lemon. It has such a comprehensive effect that it has been used in medicine and cosmetology.
Amla can be used for:
- Diseases of the urinary system
- Heart diseases
It has a strengthening and rejuvenating effect on the body. It has a diuretic effect and in traditional Ayurveda this plant is used as an aphrodisiac, which is supposed to help sexual impotence and increase the desire for sex. However, in our reality Amla is known for its cosmetic properties.
Amla for hair and body
The hair of eastern women has always aroused admiration in Europe. Their strength, vitality, and radiance were astonishing and also the cause of jealousy. However, such an appearance is not reserved only for selected population groups. Its oil prevents hair loss and strengthens the hair follicles. The high content of vitamin C makes it revitalizing and antioxidant (counteracts free radicals).
Amla oil is best known in Poland among "hair maniacs", women who care for their hair intensively and consciously. Based on it, shampoos and masks are created, the effect of which significantly exceeds the effects obtained from the known cosmetics. Thanks to it, the hair is less greasy, it is more loose and more flexible. In addition, Amla has a darkening effect on the hair, which is willingly used by women who want to deepen their hair color without using chemical hair dyes. The tannins contained in Amla are responsible for the darkening effect.
Forms of Amla
On our market, Amla is available in the form of oil or fruit powder. Of course, it is hard to find it in supermarkets but we will find it in stores with healthy food and semi-cosmetic products. Many producers mark their cosmetics with that name but it is worth paying attention where the Amla appears in the composition. The further you go, the smaller its content is, and a shampoo or cream with 0.05% of this ingredient will not have a beneficial effect.
Close attention should also be paid to the originality of the products. Unfortunately oils and powders are not the cheapest. Original and effective cosmetics with its addition are available only in oriental stores.