Saturday, February 21, 2009

Ayurvedic Herbs: Amla

Everyone is going Ayurvedic nowadays. There are so many awesome benefits to all these natural herbs. So I purchased some herbs today... amongst other things. The first one I want to discuss is Amla.

Amla aka Indian Gooseberry aka Emblica Officinalis is supposed to be one of the wonder herbs. It is moisturizing and strengthening. It helps to darken hair and prevent grays. It helps to prevent hair fall by strengthening the roots of your hair. It also stimulates growth and helps make hair thicker. Like I said... a wonder herb. It has an extremely high Vitamin C content. You can purchase Amla powder or oil.
I'm cheap so I decided to buy the powder and infuse it into oil. So I used a muslin bag and filled it with Amla powder. The more powder you put... the stronger your infusion will be. I used about 8 ounces of extra virgin coconut oil. I threw that in a mini crock pot. I'm going to leave that for a few hours for it to infuse. I will let you know how it goes. The possibilities for this oil are endless. Hopefully, it will be finished by tomorrow so I can do a pre -shampoo hot oil
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1 comment:

  1. Glad to find your blog and read your Amla oil infusion its a very good idea I need to do the same, can you show the steps with pictures since I've never did my own oil.

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