The Amla oil has many benefits for hair growth , also used as a treatment for hair loss, reverse the graying premature, or just to keep hair in good condition. Amla oil is applied by rubbing directly on the scalp and in this way stimulates its growth. In the following you will learn about the wonders of natural Amla oil and how to use it for the best result.

What is amla oil?

Amla oil has long been used in the Indian subcontinent medicine tradition (Ayurvedic medicine) as it is sourced from a native Indian tree called Indian gooseberry (Emblicao officinalis). All parts of the tree are used to treat numerous hair conditions, including the bark. The oil manufacturing process is carried out by drying an Amla fruit and then submerging it in oils such as mineral, sesame or coconut oil. After 3-5 days of soaking, the excess fruits are removed, thus purifying the oil.

This oil has already started to be famous and is now used by women and men, not only in India, but also in some other parts of the world. You can buy this oil in stores that sell products from India and other health food stores.

Amla oil benefits

What are the properties of this oil, which make it an ally for hair treatments? Basically because it is a natural product that contains essential fatty acids that help strengthen hair follicles to condition and improve hair health. If you suffer from dry hair, and you have regular itchy scalp, Amla oil can penetrate and treat this problem by helping to nourish it. Apart from fatty acids, it also contains Amla fruit extracts, which are rich in vitamin C, flavonoids, polyphenols, carbohydrates, proteins, minerals, water, and antioxidants.

How to use amla oil for hair growth

Despite the long history and growing list of positive comments received about Amla oil, it still does not give any evidence of being effective in scientific terms. There is only little evidence given as to why this oil can help treat hair loss but the positive experiences about it speak for themselves.


To stimulate hair growth

It is applied directly to the scalp, and can be applied even when the hair has not yet been washed.

Pour enough Amla oil on the head and thoroughly massage the scalp, distributing it as much as possible over the entire head. By doing this, you will feel a cooling effect.


Let the oil soak into the scalp. You can wrap your head in a hot towel for an hour, leaving the oil overnight, or remove the oil after an hour or two. After this you will see your hair shine.

Like a conditioner

When applying the oil after using a shampoo, it will not be necessary to use a conditioner. Instead, use Amla oil and let it sit on your scalp as you cover it with a shower cap, you can also massage for 15-20 minutes in the shower.

Tips: When applying the oil, be sure to let it sit longer on your scalp, especially if you are suffering from dandruff and itchy scalp. If so, you can use the oil daily as a conditioner. When using the method overnight, you can use a shower cap or simply cover your pillow with a towel to avoid staining.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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