Monday, October 21, 2013

Amla

I have recently discovered this fruit called Amla (Phyllanthus) (Indian Gooseberry). The name means the sustainers or the fruits where the goddess of prosperity presides.This stuff is amazing. I first heard it from my cousin when I was complaining to her about my grey hair. She suggested and sent me a few of Amla products from India. 

It is popularly used in inks, shampoos and hair oils, the high tannin content of Indian gooseberry fruit serves as a mordant for fixing dyes in fabrics. Amla shampoos and hair oil are traditionally believed to nourish the hair and scalp and prevent grey hair.

I have just recently been taking it. I will update the results as soon as there is any sign.