Active Principle : annins, Gallic acid, Ascorbic Acid
Amla extract of Indian gooseberry contains high levels of the antioxidants like vitamin ‘C’ and tannins. These are responsible in reduction of the building of free radicals which causes cancer and reduce oxidative stress in the body.
Amla extract powder promotes healthy hair. It is used in hair oils and shampoos. Gallic acid, a powerful phenolic compound in amla helps to repair hair the damaged hair due to synthetic hair dyes or for other reasons.
Amla has the ability to reduce high cholesterol in men with elevated cholesterol levels and the vitamin C helps in dilating the blood vessels and thereby lowers the blood pressure.
Amla powder is also rich in fiber and helps in digestion, prevents constipation, reduces acidity in the gut. It can be used in treatment of diabetes, prevent heartburn, reduces the risk for gastrointestinal ailments.
As a grandma recipe, it is used for treatment of cold, sore throat and lung congestion.