Amla or Indian gooseberry is widely used in Indian medicine. It is believed to cure almost every disease and extend the longevity of life. Amla contains a wide range of nutrients and antioxidants. It is rich in vitamin C, ellagitannins, flavonoids, kaempferol and gallic acid.
Amla is helpful in treating cold and cough, lowering cholesterol levels, improving immunity, regulating blood sugar levels and optimizing digestion.
Amla is externally useful in promoting hair growth, reducing hair fall and preventing premature greying of hair.