Amla fruit (Emblic myrobalan) also known as Indian Gooseberry, is a highly nutritious greenish-yellow fruit with an intriguing, sweet yet sour flavor. Native to India, the Amla tree has been worshipped in India as Mother Nature because of its numerous healing properties both internally and externally in Ayuervedic medicine practices. Amla in the form of oil has been used for thousands of years in ayurvedic medicine for its remarkable abilities to nourish and promote healthy hair and scalpbecause of its incredible nutritional profile. Amla oil has a high vitamin content including high amounts of Vitamin A and C, which have proven anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-microbial properties. Amla oil also contains polyphenols, amino acids (alanine, lysine, proline, aspartic acid, glutamic acid), carotene, alkaloids, gallotannins, and antioxidants.  Further, it has minerals calcium, magnesium, iron as well as a large amount of protein.  Studies continue to prove the vast abilities of Amla oil to: strengthen the scalp and hair; reduce premature pigment loss or greying; stimulate growth; treat dandruff and dry scalp; treat fungal and bacterial infections; treat parasitic infections including lice; and most importantly reduce hair loss.  Amla oil has been proven in studies to inhibit 5-alpha reductase, preventing baldness, comparable to Western medicine treatments such as finasteride and minoxidil, both designed to inhibit 5-alpha reductase.