Talking about health benefits, medicinal uses and applications Amla or indian Gooseberry is probably one the most powerful fruit that Mother Nature has gives us. The importance of Amla has been recorded in Ayurveda dating back to thousands of years, which is being practiced by the modern Ayurvedic Practitioners also, for treating several diseases and disorders. There are several home remedies using Amla in different forms and for different conditions, It is very good for memory, hair health, eye sight, cologne health etc.
It is full of Vitamins especially Vitamin-C, it is one of the richest sources of Vitamin-C leaving the commonly known source Orange far behind. Being rich nutritive value especially the antioxidants,Amla is good for hair, skin and digestive health and thus has been used in several forms to treat different conditions. The term Amla in general refers to its fruit which is yellowish green in color, sour and tangy in taste and surprisingly the aftertaste of Amla fruit is sweet.
How is Amla Used to Cure Different Conditions
Amla is used in different forms for curing different ailments the widely used forms are
Infused in Oil
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Take one teaspoon of dried Amla powder with a glass of warm milk, every night before retiring to bed.
Take 50 ml of mustard oil (oil should be pure) add 10 gms of amla powder made with dried Amla fruit.
Mix it well and apply directly on the skin. This will relieve all sorts of itching and irritation caused to the skin.
Take Amla, Turmeric and Fenugreek in equal quantity mix and consume one teaspoon with a glass of water. If a Diabetes patient consumes this remedy thrice a day regularly, he or she will surely benefit from this home remedy.
To prevent Premature graying of Hair : Mix powdered Amla with a paste made by grinding fresh Holy Basil (Tulsi) leaves , apply this mixture on the root of hair and scalp, now gently massage for sometime. Leave it to dry then rinse off.
Indian Gooseberry For Cough
Amla powder – 100 gms
Mulhathi (Mulethi) powder – 100 gms
Mix both the ingredients and store in airtight jar.
Take one teaspoon early morning empty stomach and 1 teaspoon before going to bed.
You can take water with it if you find it difficult to swallow the powder alone.
To Improve Memory
Amla Murabba is considered as a tonic for Brain, it improves mental health and is also beneficial in increasing memory.
Eat Amle ka Murabba or murabba-E-Amla as it is called in Unani Medicine everyday before breakfast, eating 1-2 piece will be sufficient.
It is suggested to rinse off the sugar syrup to remove the excess calories that comes with the syrup.
Amla Powder For Eyes
The Antioxidants present in Indian Gooseberry makes it a booster of overall eye health.
According to Webmd.com
“Antioxidants protect against eye damage from things like sunlight, cigarette smoke, and air pollution”
Take Amla Powder: 300gms
Dried Ginger Powder ( Sonth / Saunth) : 100 gms
Mix both powders and store.
Take 3 gms of this mixture every morning and evening with water.
This home remedy with Amla is for overall Eye Health.
Amla For Hair
Amla makes hair lustrous, it is very good for treating dry and itchy scalp, prevents premature graying of hair and promotes hair growth, this is why Amla hair oil is one of the bestselling hair care products ever. Amla can be used for hair in several ways, the best being the hair oil.
To make your Amla hair pack mix Amla powder and Hibiscus powder in 2:1 ratio and make a paste while adding water. Apply this Amla Hibiscus hair pack on scalp and hair, leave it to dry then wash off. This hair pack can be used once in a week to get the expected results.
Amla Dab On For Hair
Mix pure Amla extract and freshly squeezed lemon juice in equal quantities. Soak a cotton ball with this mixture and dab it all over the scalp, allow it to seep into the scalp, rinse it off when it completely dries up. This dab on is a perfect nourishing tonic for hair, Amla helps in strengthening the strands and the lemon juice will help in eliminating dandruff from the scalp. This tonic works great on oily and normal hair, if you have dry hair and scalp then replace lemon juice with Aloe Vera gel and it shall work equally fine for your lovely locks.