|Botanical Name||Emblica officinalis|
|English name||Amla (syn. Indian gooseberry)|
|Part used||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 Antipyretic 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-mutagenic activity 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.
Adaptogenic activityMemory 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.
Rejuvenation action:Balances Bile and blood disorders Restores physical strength Supports heart Strengthens eyesight Promotes hair growth and prevent hair graying Clears skin and promote wound healing Promote production of “healthy” blood
Gastrointestinal system:Improves digestion and appetite Enhances food absorption and regulates the elimination Balances the acidity of stomach Heals ulcers Relieves meteorism and abdominal distension Clears hoarseness and relieves thirst Relieves hemorrhoids Stops diarrhea, colic, biliousness Supportive treatment for jaundice
Immune system and detoxification:Detoxifies body Purifies blood Lowers cholesterol Supports liver, gall bladder and lungs Lowers fever Balances blood sugar level Stops acute and chronic inflammation Purifies lymph and thus is beneficial for skin and joint disorders
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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.