The one fruit juice we always avoided, amla is the bitter elixir we despised but now love. It cleanses, it nourishes and its so nutrient rich, Amma used to say. Years later, we incorporated her teachings in easy to use creations.
History: Amla comes from the Amalaki tree which is native to India. It is the most widely used herb in the Ayurvedic system of medicine, which reveres it as a nutritive tonic and a blood purifier.
Parts Used: The extract of fleshy part of the amla fruit is considerably used in formulations.
Composition: Amla is reputed to contain high amounts of vitamin C and has a bitter taste that may derive from a high density of ellagitannins. the active ingredient of Indian Gooseberry is Gallic acid or Ellagic acids which form its medicinal properties.
Scientific name: Phyllanthus emblica
Amla is an undeniable powerhouse of nutrients that shows us, bitter can sometimes be better! Amla aka the Indian gooseberry, when in your diet can be considered as the potion of good health. Amla helps in hair growth, tackling hair fall and fortifying the root as well as the shaft.