Perfect for: Purifying skin and strengthening hair
Botanical name: Phyllanthus emblica
Botanical family: Euphorbiaceae
Part of plant used: Fruit
Active substances:Polyphenols, antioxidants, vitamins
Origin: Nepal, India, Sri Lanka
Amla is an essential plant in Ayurveda and is used in particular by Indian women in their beauty rituals, in the form of a mask on the hair. According to Ayurvedic doctor Dr. Vasant Lad, Amla indeed strengthens the hair, as well as the nails. Amla protects the skin against oxidative stress caused by free radicals, UV rays and toxic metals. Amla is also a tonic for the blood, bones, liver, lungs and heart. It helps rebuild and maintain new tissue and increases the number of red blood cells.
In traditional Indian medicine, Ayurveda, Amla is one of the most nutrient-dense, rejuvenating and restorative tonics . Amla is a rich source of vitamin C, flavonoids, vitamin E and B complexes and carotenoids.