Amla powder is beneficial in boosting the immunity of the body and also beneficial for the hair, skin and overall health. “Amla is a very special fruit full of antioxidants that are effective in reducing the cell damage which reduces the free radicals that can cause disease in the body”, says Dr. Komal Bhadouria, Nutritionist, SCI International Hospital, New Delhi.
One of the known ways to have amla powder is to drink a mix of it with honey, ginger powder and lime juice because of its bitter taste. You can also add amla powder to a glass of fresh juice or sprinkle the powder on fruits such as apple banana to have a mid-meal snack.
Amla powder is the purest form of Vitamin C and it enriches you from within by making the blood vessels stronger and thicker. It also improves your immunity so that you can fight infections easily.
Amla is rich in antioxidants that help in fighting free radicals in the body. This reduces cell damage and also the risk of cancer and inflammation.
Amla powder has a high fiber content which works wonderfully for the digestive system and is an effective cure for constipation. The dried powder of the amla fruit is also a great home remedy for hyperacidity and stomach ulcers.
How to use Amla Powder for the hair:
Scoop ½ cup of amla powder into a small bowl. Add ¼ cup of warm water to the amla powder in the bowl.
Stir the amla powder and water using a whisk to combine the two ingredients. The amla powder and water mixture should form a thin paste.
Apply the amla powder to your hair while it is dry. Scoop the amla from the bowl using your fingertips.
Massage the amla powder paste into your scalp and hair roots using circular motions. Apply the amla powder to your hair ends afterward.
Pile your hair on top of your head and slip on a plastic shower cap. Leave the amla paste on your hair for 15 to 30 minutes.
Remove the plastic cap after the waiting period. Rinse the amla powder from your hair until the water runs clear. Shampoo and style your hair as usual.
Things You’ll Need
- ½ cup amla powder
- Small bowl
- ¼ cup warm water
- Plastic shower cap
- Give your hair an amla powder treatment every two weeks. If the amla powder paste is too thick, add water slowly to thin it out.
- Rinse the amla powder immediately if your skin begins to burn or show signs of irritation. This could be the sign of an allergic reaction. If burning or redness continues, seek medical attention immediately.