The Benefits of Amla - The Ayurvedic Super-Herb You Probably Don't Knowby Store Jiva Ayuveda Medical Store
Amla the word literally translates to mean "sour"; but amla is also the Hindi name for a fruit tree bears gooseberry-like fruits which are sour to taste. In Sanskrit Amla is known as "Amalaki." There are many other names which mean "mother," "nurse," and "immortality". These names are thus the testament for the fruit’s healing capacity. Amla is being used in Ayurveda for thousands of years.
Amla is one of the three fruits that are combined to make Triphala and is also the main ingredient of Chyavanprash. Amla also contains a high concentration of vitamin C, but most importantly the vitamin C present in amla is stabilized by the presence of tannins, which helps amla to preserve its vitamin content even during processing.
Amla in ayurvedic treatment is used to pacify vata, pitta, and kapha, but it is mostly used to calm pitta. Amla also helps to rejuvenate the tissues in the body and build ojas, which is an essence of immunity and youthfulness. Generally, amla is a powerful ally for most of the diseases. Amla is also known to promote energy, reproductive health, and healthy cholesterol levels. Consuming amla juice regularly acts as a tonic for the heart, the arterial system, the respiratory system, the sense organs, and the mind.
Apart from health benefits amla also helps you to get beautiful hair. Here are some of the hair benefits of amla:
Hair growth – The vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients that are present in the amla fruit does help to increase scalp circulation, to strengthen hair follicles and also stimulate hair growth. Amla has a bundle of antioxidants which helps in getting rid of free radicals that could be the cause of hair fall, greying, wrinkles, and various other signs of aging. These Antioxidants play an important role in neutralizing these free radicals and also act as a preventive agent. You can eat raw amla to gain the benefit of the fruit but if it is too sour for your taste you can also use amla products like amla hair oil.
Has anti-dandruff properties – Amla has many healing properties, but it also promotes a healthy scalp. Amla’s anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties help to solve dandruff and various other scalp conditions. Additionally, the cooling effect of amla also helps with the redness, irritation, and itchiness, and also helps to heal the skin.
For conditioning – Amla is one of the oldest hair conditioner. When amla is used as a hair rinse, it nourishes, conditions, and also adds amazing shine and texture to your hair. Due to cleansing properties of amla, this rinse works excellently in hard water and also helps remove calcium deposits or any other product build-up, which leaves your hair clean and healthy. Well, if you do not have time to work on any home remedy you can easily use amla shampoo and conditioner as it is also a good way to get good hair.
Amla is not only good for purifying your blood that relives you off all the skin problems but is also good for your hair because of its cleansing properties.
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