Common Name: Indian Gooseberry
Botanical Name: Emblica officinalis
Active Agents: polyphenols, ascorbic acid, fatty acids
Uses of Amla
Premature Graying and Dandruff: Make a hair mask with amla powder, shikakai powder and fenugreek powder to keep hair shiny and strong.
Hypertension: A tablespoon each of fresh amla juice and honey mixed together should be taken every morning.
Diabetes: Take amla juice with turmeric twice a day to control blood sugar.
Pigmentation and Pore-Cleansing: With high levels of Vitamin C and antioxidants, a mask of amla powder, rose water and lemon juice will tighten pores and reduce dark spots.
Eyesight: Drinking amla juice with honey improves vision.