Amla or Indian gooseberry offers immense benefits not only for your health but for your hair and skin as well. Amla juice is a natural agent that fights ageing and amla paste can do wonders for your hair. Here are some benefits of amla that most people have no clue about.
Beauty Benefits of Amla
The juice of amla is full of antioxidants and we all know that antioxidants help in reducing the premature signs of ageing by helping to get rid of wrinkles and fine lines. It gives the skin a natural glow and reduces any kind of pigmentation like dark spots on the skin. Vitamins present in it helps in the production of collagen that aids in keeping the skin young and smooth. Drink the juice everyday to look young and radiant.
It is a blood purifier and hence, prevents the growth of acne and pimples naturally. It fights infection of the skin and is also very effective in treating the marks that are left behind by boils and pimples. It helps the skin to restore its natural tone. Massage your skin with amla for about 15 minutes every day to get rid of pimples and their marks.
Lightens skin tone
Antioxidants and vitamins present in amla juice helps to brighten and lighten your skin tone. The fruit also tightens your skin and keeps it soft and firm. All you need to do is take a tbsp of amla powder and mix it with some hot water to make a paste. Scrub your face with this and wash it off after some time. Add a bit of turmeric to enhance its benefits. Drinking the juice with some honey can also improve your skin tone and texture.
Benefits for hair
Strengthens hair and prevents dandruff
Mix equal quantities of lemon juice and amla juice and apply it on your hair. Let it stand for 20 minutes and wash off. The essential fatty acids will strengthen your hair roots and repair damage. To combat dandruff, add tulsi leaves and water to the paste to make a hair pack.
Treats hair damage and prevents premature greying
Antioxidants present in amla can prevent your hair from ageing. Massage your scalp with amla oil regularly. This would also prevent split ends, hair odor, hair loss and all other types of hair woes. You can mix henna to amla juice to condition your dry and rough hair as well.
Benefits for health
Help reduce weight
Eat amla every day to reduce weight as it enhances the level of protein in your body and helps the body to burn fat faster.
Better oral health
Gargle with amla juice to get rid of bad breath and yellowish teeth and cure bleeding gums. The pulp can also be used as the toothpaste to improve oral health.
Drink amla juice regularly to keep your eyesight normal and prevent cataract, short-sightedness and eye infection.
It also improves bone health and cures digestion problems. There are many more benefits of that makes it an absolute necessity for adding to your diet.
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