Amla / Indian Gooseberry
Amla is a plant used in Himalayan traditional medicine to treat a variety of ailments and for a number of applications.
Traditionally, this ingredient was thought to have cooling, astringent and drying properties, and was used to stimulate hair growth by nourishing the hair and scalp and even preventing prematurely graying hair.
Amla is used in many hair tonics because it enriches hair growth and hair pigmentation.
It strengthens the roots of hair, maintains color, and improves luster.
Amla oil is very popular in India because it has been shown to reduce the chances of hair loss and baldness.
This quality is due to the carotene content of Amla, as well as its iron content and general antioxidant capacity, which reduces hair loss by not allowing free radicals to damage hair follicles or impact the hormones that can cause premature hair loss.
Fleshy part of fruit with seed removed.
Anti-bacterial activity – active against E. Coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Proteus sp., Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Salmonella sp., Staphylococcus aureus.
Anti-fungal activity– active against Candida albicans.
Anti-viral activity– active against herpes simplex virus.
Anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory activity
Analgesic activity-reduces postoperative and neuropathic pain by decreasing pain-associated pro-inflammatory cytokines and via antioxidant action.
Cardiovascular effects – reduces cholesterol, triglycerides, phospholipids and LDL, and increases HDL, thus can be used for hypercholesterolemia and prevention of atherosclerosis; prevent platelet hyper-aggregability.
Gastrointestinal activity– has antidiarrheal and spasmolytic properties; demonstrate ulcer healing effect in chronic and acute gastric ulcers, induced by aspirin, ethanol and cold restraint stress.
Hepato- and nephro- protective activity – mainly due to antioxidant activity
Anti-diabetic activity – decrease blood glucose levels and improve total serum lipid profile
Chondroprotective effects – in osteoarthritis it significantly inhibited the activities of hyaluronidase and collagenase type 2 enzymes
Bone protective activity – it significantly induce apoptosis of osteoclasts, thus may bring benefit in pathologies associated with bone loss, including osteoarthritis and osteoporosis.
Antioxidant activity – many researches support strong antioxidant and free radical scavenging activity. It is also reported as good metal ion chelator as it can prevent the oxidative cascades. Its antioxidant activity suggests that it may act as cardioprotective agent and protects cells against free radical damage.
Anti-tumour activity – several studies suggest chemopreventive potential against skin, liver, breast and lung cancer. It demonstrated to prevent mutagenesis and lipid peroxidation in response to carcinogens and reactive oxygen species. It also shows anti proliferative and pro-apoptotic properties against cancer cells.
Memory and cognitive enhancer – studies demonstrate that it shows marked beneficial effects for improving the learning and memory, and thus, can be useful in treatment of various cognitive disorders, dementia, and neurodegenerative disorders, especially Alzheimer’s disease.
Balances Bile and blood disorders
Restores physical strength
Promotes hair growth and prevent hair graying
Clears skin and promote wound healing
Promote production of “healthy” blood
Improves digestion and appetite
Enhances food absorption and regulates the elimination
Balances the acidity of stomach
Relieves meteorism and abdominal distension
Clears hoarseness and relieves thirst
Stops diarrhea, colic, biliousness
Supportive treatment for jaundice
Immune system and detoxification:
Supports liver, gall bladder and lungs
Balances blood sugar level
Stops acute and chronic inflammation
Purifies lymph and thus is beneficial for skin and joint disorders
- Analgesic Effect of Indian Gooseberry (Emblica officinalis Fruit) Extracts on Postoperative and Neuropathic Pain in Rats
- Exploring the Effect of Phyllanthus emblica L. on Cognitive Performance, Brain Antioxidant Markers and Acetylcholinesterase Activity in Rats: Promising Natural Gift for the Mitigation of Alzheimer’s Disease
- Evaluation of antigout activity of Phyllanthus emblica fruit extracts on potassium oxonate-induced gout rat model
- Anticancer Properties of Phyllanthus emblica (Indian Gooseberry)
- Supplementation of a Standardized Extract from Phyllanthus emblica Improves Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Platelet Aggregation in Overweight/Class-1 Obese Adults
- Anti-Inflammatory Effect of Emblica officinalis in Rodent Models of Acute and Chronic Inflammation: Involvement of Possible Mechanisms
- Experimental study on effect of hydroalcoholic extract of Emblica officinalis fruits on glucose homeostasis and metabolic parameters
- Induction of apoptosis of human primary osteoclasts treated with extracts from the medicinal plant Emblica officinalis