Whether you eat it, drink it or apply it, Indian gooseberry (Amla) can be immensely beneficial for your skin, hair and health. Gooseberry (Amla) juice combats ageing like no other natural products while its paste can work wonders for your hair.
It has 8 times more vitamin C than an orange, twice the antioxidant power of acai berry and around 17 times that of a pomegranate. It provides remedies for a lot of diseases and so it is widely used in Ayurvedic treatments.
So, here are some amazing beauty and health benefits that this little fruit has stored within it.
Gooseberry (Amla) for your beauty
Gooseberry (Amla) juice is rich in antioxidants that help to reduce signs of premature ageing, like wrinkles and fine lines. It reduces pigmentation or dark spots on skin and restores a natural glow on your face. The vitamins in gooseberry (Amla) will help to boost the production of collagen, which in turn helps to keep your skin smooth and young. In short, drinking gooseberry (Amla) juice can leave your skin looking youthful and radiant.
Being a natural blood purifier, gooseberry (Amla) paste is a worthy solution for your skin woes like acne and pimples. It fights the micro-organisms present in the skin. It is also effective in treating the marks left behind by pimples and restores skin to its normal coloration. Apply gooseberry (Amla) paste on your face for 15-20 minutes to get rid of acne and its ugly spots.
The antioxidants and vitamin C in gooseberry (Amla), help to brighten your skin. This fruit also helps to tone and tighten your skin, and make it firm and soft. Take a spoonful of gooseberry (Amla) powder and mix it with hot water. Now, scrub your face with this paste, and rinse it off after three to five minutes. You can also add a little turmeric in it for more benefits. Even drinking gooseberry (Amla) juice, with a little bit of honey into it, can also help you discover a fairer and glowing complexion.
Gooseberry (Amla) juice exfoliates and cleanses your skin, by removing the dead cells. You can add gooseberry (Amla) juice to your daily diet, to keep your skin clean from within. You can also apply gooseberry (Amla) juice on your face, and leave it undisturbed for 30 minutes. After that, wash it off with lukewarm water. If you have a sensitive skin, then dilute the juice with water rather than direct application.
Gooseberry (Amla) for your hair
Strengthens the strands
If you are looking for natural solutions to uncover stronger and lustrous tresses, then gooseberry (Amla) juice is your sure shot saviour. Being a rich source of essential fatty acids, it helps to nourish your hair from their roots. Just prepare a paste by mixing equal quantities of gooseberry (Amla) juice and lemon juice. Apply it on your hair and leave it for 20-30 minutes, before rinsing it off. You must also add gooseberry (Amla) and its juice to your regular diet.
Age reversal solution for hair
Gooseberry's (Amla) anti-ageing benefits are not just for your skin, but for your hair too. The amazing antioxidants in the fruit can save your hair from premature greying. So, massage your hair with gooseberry (Amla) oil regularly. You can also soak a few dried gooseberry (Amla) in sesame or coconut oil for a few days, and then use it to massage your scalp. Gooseberry (Amla) juice is also one of the main ingredients in hair dyes, and it makes hair shinier and thicker.
Regular consumption of gooseberry (Amla) juice can help you say goodbye to dandruff for good. It improves scalp's health, as a result of which the periodic shredding of dead cells decelerates and dandruff is eliminated. Gooseberry (Amla) paste mixed with basil leaves and water is a good hair pack, if you are looking for an effective dandruff treatment.
One solution for many hair woes
Many of your hair problems like split ends, hair loss and hair odour are also treatable with gooseberry (Amla). If you are suffering from the problem of hair fall, then just eat the fruit regularly. You can also apply its paste directly on your hair scalp to get rid of split ends and hair fall. Its juice mixed with henna is a very good conditioner for hair, which helps to treat dry and rough hair.
Amazing Gooseberry (Amla) for Your Health
Helps reduce weight
Gooseberry (Amla) increases the protein levels in your body, as a result of which the body burns fat faster and accelerates the process of losing excess weight. So if you are keen on getting back to shape, add gooseberry (Amla) to your diet.
Improves oral health
Suffering from foul breath, bleeding gums and yellowish teeth? The solution is simple- gooseberry (Amla) juice. Rinsing and gargling with gooseberry (Amla) juice regularly can significantly help to keep your oral health woes undercheck. You can also use gooseberry (Amla) pulp as toothpaste to keep your mouth clean and teeth strong. It can also offer some respite from nasty mouth ulcers.
Beneficial for your eyes
Regular consumption of gooseberry (Amla) juice helps to fight eye problems like short-sightedness, watering of eyes, eye infection and early onset of cataract. Power in eyes also gets better with regular consumption of gooseberry (Amla).
More health benefits
Being rich in amazing vitamins and antioxidants makes gooseberry (Amla) a wonder fruit for your body’s health. From providing strength to smoothing body’s function it does it all for you. Here are some of its health benefits in a nut-shell:
- Its ability to absorb calcium helps to keep your bones healthy and strong.
- Superoxide dismutase (SOD) present in gooseberry (Amla), teamed up with the antioxidants helps prevent formation of free radicals, which are the root underlying cause of cancer.
- Cures indigestion and many other gastric problems, such as acidity and constipation.
- It also reduces the cholesterol and blood sugar level, thus minimising the risk of heart problems.
- Strengthens your body’s immunity and protects you against seasonal cough, cold and flu.
- Improves your memory and helps your brain to stay alert.
- Protects you from fungal and bacterial skin infections. Also reduces inflammation.
- Its juice is also an effective treatment for insomnia.