Amla’s scientific name is Emblica Officinalis. It is commonly known as Indian Gooseberry or Amalaki and is considered the most powerful rejuvenating fruit in traditional Indian medicine. In Sanskrit, Amla means “the sustainer” and has traditionally been prescribed for many uses and is believed to slow down the aging process.
Traditionally, Amla has been used to help nourish the scalp and hair roots, promote healthy hair and enrich hair pigmentation. It is also used to detoxify the body, support a healthy digestive system, balance stomach acid and promote liver function.
Amla is also used to help menstrual cramping, reduce inflammation and regulate the urinary system. It is also believed to help strengthen the heart muscles, reduce cholesterol, promote the creation of new red blood cells and clean the arteries.
It can be taken to boost the immune system, control the effects of coughs and colds and promote skin health and works well as a natural laxative.