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Boil a few dried Indian gooseberry (amla) pieces in 500ml coconut oil until they become charred. Let the oil cool. Apply onto your hair, scalp overnight or an hour before wash. Equally beneficial can be topical application of kayyonyadi tailam, neelibhringadi tailam, herbs such as henna, aloe vera, hibiscus, or a fine paste of overnight soaked fenugreek seeds.
Amla or the Indian gooseberry is a popular herbal remedy that’s rich in antioxidants and can work a world of wonders on your system. But did you know that it could have some side effects too – for instance, if you are pregnant or a diabetic who is hoping to make the most of the blood sugar regulating properties of amla. Get on top of these side effects and possible drug interactions so this otherwise powerful remedy doesn't mess with your body.
Too much junk food, fizzy drinks, or even leafy veggies can release excess HCL in the stomach and cause ulcers. Nausea, heartburn, headache, loose motions are common symptoms of hyperacidity. To avoid, eat timely and small meals, with fresh seasonal foods and less of spice and oil. Drink licorice tea to relieve acid reflux. Sleep 2–3 hrs after a meal. Practice yoga.
Antioxidant-rich amla prevents graying by fighting free radicals and cooling the pitta dosha. It nourishes hair follicles and increases blood supply to the scalp. Being anti-microbial, it also inhibits dandruff. Apply a paste of 1/2 cup yogurt, 2 tbsp gooseberry powder, 1 tbsp fenugreek powder, and 1 tbsp curry leaves paste on damp hair. Rinse after 20 min to get lustrous, durable tresses.
Amla (Indian Gooseberry) triggers your metabolism, regulates blood sugar, boosts immunity to stave away colds, supports liver in detoxing, acts as a laxative due to rich fiber content, and shields your heart by lowering cholesterol. Consume as a juice, first thing in the morning, to maximize nutrient intake and fat burn. Add a little salt, cardamom powder, or honey to enhance its taste.
There are 6 primary tastes - sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter and astringent. Sweet is nourishing, stabilizing and healing. Sour stimulates the sense organs and gives rise to relish for food. Salty is moistening, softening and appetizing. Bitter clears the palate, absorbs moisture and removes toxins. Pungent stimulates digestion and opens the channels.
Vegan Falafel- Cook 1 cup of mung beans soaked overnight in a pressure cooker. It should not be mushy. Add a chopped onion, 3 garlic cloves, chopped cilantro and parsley, 2 tsp cumin and coriander seeds, 1 tsp red pepper flakes and turmeric and salt in a food processor to make a coarse mix. Make them into patties, fry them on both sides.
Amla, also known as Amalaki or the Indian Gooseberry, is a nutrient-rich fruit, whose health benefits has been established and reaped for thousands of years. The countless medicinal properties of this fruit have given it a special place in Ayurveda. That being said, consuming Amla in excessive amounts can cause numerous side-effects like constipation, diarrhea and must not be used excessively by pregnant women and infants.
Amalaki/ Amla (Indian Gooseberry) is also known as Dhatri (the nurse) in Sanskrit due to excellent healing properties. It is considered as the strongest...
Triphala is a combination of 3 fruits from three trees, Amalaki (Emblica Officinalis), Vibhitaki (Terminalia Bellirica), Haritaki (Terminalia Chebula) each corresponding to the three...
Head massage with almond/olive oil can improve blood circulation and removes toxins from the scalp. Rubbing your fingernails against each other promotes strengthens and promotes hair growth. Flax seeds has omega-3, calcium, magnesium and amino acids that makes hair strong. Amla is high on Vitamin C and amino acids which are god again.
In my last blog, we began discussing digestion from the view of Ᾱyurveda. We spoke about how the 5 elements each had their own...
Aamla or Indian Gooseberry is found extensively in India. Ayurveda mention that special properties of rejuvenation and revitalizing of the entire body systems lie in amla. It contains vitamin C, calcium, and iron. Therefore, it can reduce body heat, digestive disorders, and do away with fatigue. Fresh juice of amla is given for diabetes and urinary incontinence. It can also prevent immature graying of hair.
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