We have often noticed those long trails of lustrous black hair from India. There is a miraculous hair-healing ingredient that combats hair problems, such as hair fall, frizzy hair, dandruff, split ends, premature greying and greasy hair.
Read more to unlock the ingredient that can be easily found with fruit vendors.
Hair remedy for a healthy mane
The cultivation of gooseberries was first recorded in England as far back as the 13th century. Gooseberries are also called 'amla' and it is an immunostimulant that boosts general immunity. It is also an ancient hair solution that has come from India.
A studycalledPreclinical and Clinical Studies Demonstrate That the Proprietary Herbal Extract DA-5512 Effectively Stimulates Hair Growth and Promotes Hair Health, conducted by Hindawi states:
All sources (in amla) are traditional oriental plants that have long been used for the therapy of ailments related to hair.
Gooseberry is also recognized in Ayurveda as a cardioprotective agent that guards against chemical-induced cancer. With such properties, it becomes a great agent to lend a healthy mane.
The study further claims:
Emblica officinalis (Indian gooseberry or Amla), which is an important herbal component of Thai traditional recipes, is believed to slow aging. Moreover, Amla acts as a diuretic, laxative, liver tonic, refrigerant, stomachic, restorative, alterative, antipyretic, anti-inflammatory, and hair tonic as well as an antiulcer, antidyspeptic, and digestive agent.
Most effective way to use it
The most effective way to use Gooseberry for hair is its hair oil. They appear to keep hair parasites at bay, improve hair look, and promote hair growth. Researchers in India evaluated four different types of hair products, including 'amla' oil, which caused 'rapid' lustrous hair growth.
The research states:
A fixed oil is obtained from these gooseberries, which is used to strengthen and promote hair growth. The dried fruit, which improves hair hygiene, has long been utilized as an important ingredient of shampoo and hair oil.
Thus, the Indian gooseberry is used as a hair tonic in traditional recipes for enriching hair growth and pigmentation.
You can either make your own Gooseberry oil by squishing the berries in a blender, or buy one from an Indian or Thai general store.