A lot of people hear about herbs that are beneficial for the hair, but what really are they and what can they do for you? One of the key ingredients we at Ancient Ayurvedic add to our hair oil and shampoo is Indian gooseberry, or amla. This is one of the most underrated herbs by far.
In the simplest of terms, amla is a fruit (yes, really), but it isn’t just an ordinary fruit you can find in the produce section of your local supermarket. This fruit, cultivated in the deep, rich tropical parts of India, has benefits one can only dream of. Among its most favorable benefits are those for the hair.
In the 21st century amla is considered a miracle herb since it combats hair loss and damage while still being completely all-natural and without side effects. Since many of us suffer from daily life stress, hormonal and chemical changes in our bodies happen frequently. Because of this, we need to make sure we are taking care of ourselves in the most natural ways possible. Stress will always find a way in our lives and its negative effects are inevitable. Luckily, we have amla on our side.
A lesser known fact is that vitamin C helps produce collagen, which is very important for hair health and growth. In fact, researchers say that amla consists of twenty times the vitamin C than that can be found in an orange (that's a lot of Vitamin C!). The usage of amla can combat the vitamin C deficiency we all struggle from and regrow our hair to be strong and healthy. Not only is amla used in curative hair treatment, it is also highly recommended in preventative hair care. Regularly using amla either in an everyday shampoo or in oil massages for one’s head can help strengthen the roots of your hair, ultimately reducing the number of split-ends and breakage. Among the various benefits already listed, amla also has shown to enrich hair pigmentation, reduce the chances of baldness, prevent damage to the hair follicles, and slow down the graying process.
Amla has been used for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine and treatment. Spreading the word of natural ways to create natural beauty is what we love to share!
If you read the Our Roots section then you know a little bit about how we got started with Ancient Ayurvedic. Our family has been making most of these products for over 35 years, spanning over three generations. It all started with my grandfather back in Karachi, Pakistan where he made these products in his very own kitchen for his family. Being a big promoter of natural non-toxic living, he wanted his family to have the best and the purest and if he could make it, he would.
Over time, word got around town and they started sharing the products with other family members and friends. Within no time, the entire neighborhood was using our products. In the last 15 years since then, my mom has taken over and brought Ancient Ayurvedic to the United States.
Being a family owned business, there is a lot of love and passion that goes into making our products. Handmade in our kitchen, we all come together to help- it’s truly an all hands on deck effort that allows us to provide these products to you with no artificial preservatives and no chemicals added. This is the most important as it’s everything we stand for.
Our entire family uses these products, and we make them knowing that other people that have the same passion for nontoxic living will enjoy them too. We make it our responsibility to make sure you’re taking care of your external health by keeping your hair clean and strong and your skin smooth and clear.
They say it takes a village to make a child and Ancient Ayurvedic has been our baby and has grown with us. It’s truly taken a village.
We hope you enjoy our products as much as we do and grow with us. This blog is here for you to get educated about herbs, oils, and findings over time that will strengthen your trust in natural, chemical-free products.