If you’re new to Ayurveda, chances are you’ve been wondering about the various Ayurvedic herbs. Especially the Amla fruit - which, being one of Ayurveda’s most prized ingredients, we talk about a lot. Amla is one of the most popular and widely used Ayurvedic herbs as it is filled with goodness and is a powerhouse of nutrition. Amla is the richest source of the natural form of vitamin C and is also a great source of iron, calcium, phosphorus, and tannins. This little wonder berry, otherwise known as the Indian Gooseberry is immensely important in Ayurvedic medicine. Plus, it’s packed with so many nutrients that Western medicine is sitting up and taking notice of its health benefits, too.
How to use Amla Berry Powder?
- Since organic amla berry powder is a bit bitter tasting, you can drink a mix of amla powder, organic ginger powder, honey, and lime juice or you can even add amla powder to a glass of fresh juice for breakfast.
- You can also sprinkle some amla powder on fruits such as bananas, apples, or papaya and have it as a mid-meal snack.
- Try amla powder mixed with fruits like dragon fruit, strawberries, etc. to make a power pack smoothie.
Amla Berry Powder Benefits
Amla is widely used in cosmetology. Face mask with amla nourishes and rejuvenates the skin, filling it with all the necessary elements, minerals, and vitamins. Make a face pack by mixing Amla powder with honey and yogurt, and apply it to the face. Let the face pack dry and wash it off for healthy, glowing, hydrated, and wrinkle-free skin.
Due to the content of vitamin C and other nutrients, Amla makes hair less brittle, soft, shiny, and voluminous. Amla Powder can be mixed with henna and shikakai powder to make a hair mask to help cover grey hair and condition the hair. Amla powder can also be mixed with oil (almond oil, coconut oil, etc.) and applied to hair for a healthy scalp and shiny hair.
The immunity-boosting properties of Amla powder come from its high content of vitamin C, and since it is a natural form of vitamin C, its absorption by the body is far greater than that of supplements in the form of tablets, capsules, or syrup.
It probably won’t surprise you that all of the health benefits of Amla mean that it’s fantastic as It is a source of vitamin C, protein, carbohydrates, iron, fiber, phosphorus, and other nutrients.
- Store it in a cool, dry place to prolong the shelf-life. Even if your amla powder starts to clump, it should be still effective.
The list of health benefits from Amla powder is so long that though we have tried to incorporate it all, we won’t be surprised if we missed out on a few. Gargling with diluted Amla juice even promotes healing of the mouth ulcers. Amla powder Flushes out toxins and acts as a natural blood purifier. Incorporate this easily available gem from our ancient Ayurveda and keep the hefty hospital bills and doctor visits at bay!
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