Posted on October 16
Amla Oil - An Indian Treasure

Amla oil is a natural remedy prepared from the fruit of the Indian gooseberry tree, Phyllanthus emblica. While all parts of the amla tree are believed to hold medicinal benefits, amla fruits are very high in vitamin C, as well as several other antioxidants and nutrients. The oil is made by soaking the fruit of this tree in other oil, such as coconut oil, for a few days, which allows the fruit’s natural oils to seep out before purification.


Long used in Ayurveda, the Indian gooseberry is prized for its sour taste and used in numerous multi-herbal formulations, including the centuries-old dietary supplement “Chyawanprash”. The word amla translates to "sour" in Sanskrit.


Benefits and Uses of Amla Oil

Amla oil is most commonly used to promote hair and scalp health, but amla oil has many other uses. Common uses of amla oil include:

Hair Care

Amla Oil moisturize and strengthen your locks, while also preventing infections on the scalp, and adding to the shine of your hair when regularly applied as a hair mask, scalp massage or conditioner/shampoo.

Eliminates Dandruff

The moisturizing and anti-inflammatory quality of this oil is excellent for the scalp, as it prevents dry skin and soothes any irritation that may be causing skin flaking and dandruff. This is also why amla oil is so important for other areas of skin, as it can lock in moisture, protecting you against topical infections and inflammation.

Has Antioxidant Capacity

The high levels of vitamin C, flavonoids and other antioxidants in amla oil make it a very powerful ally against oxidative stress and the negative effects of free radicals in the body. Free radicals can stimulate cell mutation and increase the risk of various diseases, so when consumed internally (in small doses), this oil may shield you from many chronic diseases.

Prevents Hair Loss

If you are experiencing premature hair loss or hair breakage, your hair might be lacking the moisture it needs, or you may have an infection on your scalp. Whatever the reason, you need to boost the strength of your hair follicles and stimulate growth, which amla oil is known to do. 

Stops Premature Aging

There are some unavoidable signs of aging, including the early onset of chronic disease, wrinkles, age spots, blemishes, varicose veins and many more. Fortunately, the regular application of this antioxidant-rich oil can minimize the appearance of these age-related symptoms by stimulating growth and eliminating toxins. 

Skin Care

Giving your skin a healthy glow and preventing common infections and conditions, such as psoriasis, eczema, rosacea and even acne are all possible with the use of amla oil.