The Indian Gooseberry (Amla) is one of the most powerful nature secrets in India. It has been extensively used to treat many major ailments ranging from diarrhea to jaundice. It has the highest number of anti-oxidants compared to 278 other fruits and 303 other vegetables. Amla’s supremacy is undisputed in health and healthcare. Here are some benefits of Amla powder:
- Extremely rich in vitamin C.
- Treats bacterial, allergic symptoms.
- Herbal medicine.
- Relaxes skin and body.
- Cleanses dandruff, allergies, hair-fall, hair-loss, etc.
- It contains calcium, phosphorous, iron, carotene, vitamin B complex, and sodium.
- Strong antioxidant properties.
- It contains free radicals.
- Combats aging.
- Brightens complexion.
- Cleanses skin.
Amla juice can have extensive anti-aging properties to achieve glowing skin that is free of fine lines, wrinkles, and aging. Mix a teaspoon of Amla powder in a glass of warm water and drink it on an empty stomach. This will help in skin rejuvenation.
It can also be consumed directly with some honey.
For Face/Skin: Apart from consumption, Amla powder can also be mixed in a glass of water to apply on the face for 30 minutes. Rinse your face with water after 30 minutes to achieve an instant glow.
For Hair: Prepare a paste by mixing equal quantities of Amla juice and lemon juice. Apply it in your hair from roots to lengths and leave it for 20-30 minutes before rinsing off. The result is a more strong and lustrous tress.
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What is the best time to consume Amla powder?
It is recommended to consume Amla powder mixed in a glass of lukewarm water on an empty stomach. Since it is a bit bitter tasting, we recommended mixing it with some ginger powder, honey, and lime juice. You could even add amla powder to your regular fruit juice.
Are there any side effects of Amla powder?
Mostly, Amla powder is very safe for consumption/application. However, it is recommended to do a patch test before using it. Also, it is advised to consume no more than 4 grams every day.
Can I use Amla powder every day?
For consumption, Amla powder can be used every day. Based on how your skin/hair feel, you can use Amla powder every day/thrice a week/once a week, etc. It is very safe and not at all damaging.
What is the shelf-life of Amla powder?
When kept in an airtight container away from moisture, Amla powder can last for up to 3 years.