The Indian Gooseberry (aka Amla) is a member of the Euphorbiaceae family. This fruit ripens in the hilly areas on the Indian subcontinent and is considered a sacred tree. Sour to the taste, these fruits are widely known for their health benefits. Amla is also known for it’s ability to rejuvenate the body and is also considered to be the “rasayana” herb in the Ayurvedic tradition.
The health benefits for Amla would include hair care, especially the strengthening of the roots and maintaining lustrous hair. The fruit extract is also widely known for it’s ability to improve eyesight while reducing the risk of cataracts. Regular consumption of Amla can also help with menstrual cramps as it its rich in minerals. Besides that, Amla also assists in maintaining a healthier metabolic rate, strengthens cardiac muscle and is beneficial for diabetes patients as it reduces the blood sugar level in the body.