Amla extract is oil that is extracted from the Indian gooseberry or amla plant. Unlike other plant extracts, the oil is taken from the bark, leaves, flowers, seeds, and fruit of the plant. The extract is thought to have beneficial healing properties, and it is found in capsules, dried powder preparations, and in a liquid form. This plant produces berry-like fruit, and it is also dried and sold as a holistic remedy. The extract can also be found in shampoos and conditioners because it has a softening and shining effect on the hair.
Collagen helps the skin to maintain elasticity and vitamin C aids in its production. Amla extract contains a large amount of vitamin C, which is beneficial for the skin because it reduces sagging, wrinkles, and drooping skin. Vitamin C is also known as a powerful anti-oxidant, which can fight off the free radicals that prematurely age the body. It can help to heal wounds and it also helps to prevent or fight off certain types of cancers because it boosts the immune system. Amla is believed to help the immune system function more efficiently.
Viruses are different from bacteria because they cannot be cured with antibiotics. They have to be treated with antiviral drugs, and amla extract is thought to have some antiviral properties. Viruses including HIV, herpes, and hepatitis cannot be cured, but the symptoms of these conditions may be lessened by using antiviral therapy. Some believe amla extract can help to slow down the damage to the internal organs caused by these viruses. It is also believed to increase the helpful cells within the blood stream.
This extract can help with the digestion of foods. It works to help the body absorb a higher amount of vitamins from foods. This also aids in healthier eliminations, which helps to keep the intestines as well as the colon functioning properly, which also lowers the risks for cancers that can attack these organs.
There are many beneficial qualities ascribed to amla extract. Along with its purported anti-inflammatory properties, the extract is believed to ease the painful and uncomfortable symptoms of radiation therapy. Some also believe diabetes and high blood sugar symptoms can also be controlled by using this extract. Even with all of these beneficial claims, there has been little to no documented research done on it and its healing or cancer-blocking properties.