Amla for Hair by Tracey Pearson
I was first introduced to Amla from my friend Yasmin about a year ago. Amla, also known as Indian Gooseberry, is found mainly in India. I had some health ailments that I was trying to seek alternative medication for and was intrigued by Ayurvedic medicine.
When I walked into the Ayurvedic store, the gentlemen spoke to me about the benefits of Amla. Among some of the ayurvedic remedies he talked about, breathing techniques and yoga were some that he shared, which were taught to him by his Guru. So with that being said, I am here to share with you on how Amla is beneficial to your health and hair and how product companies in America are starting to use Indian Gooseberry in their hair products.
Amla, when taken orally, is used for many ailments or for maintaining health. Due to it’s high natural vitamin C and antioxidant properties, it is used to boost the immune system. Amla increases red blood cell count and contains cytokinins like substances such as zeatin. Zeatin is an anti-aging property. Amla improves body weight by increasing the total protein level due to positive nitrogen balance, it is good for digestive system and can be used as a cardiotonic, aphrodisiac and antipyretic medicine.
Now for the beauty part. If you take the vitamin C, antioxidants, zeatin-antiaging, antibacterial properties, zinc and cell rejuvenating properties, you have one amazing shampoo. Amla makes the hair shiny and healthy. It also helps prevent dandruff and skin infections.
Alterna Bamboo line has released Alterna Bamboo Shine containing Indian Gooseberry. The combination of the hair strengthening bamboo with the super shiny Indian Gooseberry makes a great product to smooth, strengthen, and protect. I love the line of products and applaud Alterna for seeking out natural forms of hair care.