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4 Amla Face Mask Recipes for Better Skin

Amalaki Facial MasqueFollowing on from the last page on using powdered amla scrubs for glowing skin, here are four face mask recipes for a deeper treatment to improve your skin tone and complexion.

First some quick precautions. Along with its strong antioxidant and antibacterial properties, amla fruit powder can have an astringent effect.

This is generally a good thing for minimizing pores and firming up your skin tone, but it may not be suitable for very dry skin.

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An Amla Facial Scrub for Smaller Pores

Amla FacialTaking amla as a supplement can benefit your skin from the inside with its incredible range of antioxidants and other beneficial nutrients.

This page will focus on using the powdered fruit as a topical treatment to improve your skin and tighten up your pores. Amla facial scrubs have also been reported as effective for reducing acne and controlling oily skin.

Amla is sometimes called amalaki or Indian gooseberry. The whole fruit powder, with its chopped up seeds, is a brilliant skin exfoliator with antibacterial and astringent properties.

Used as a skin scrub, amla powder can help break down the top layer of old, tired skin cells to reveal your natural glowing complexion underneath.

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Homemade Amla Oil for Beautiful Hair

Amalaki Hair OilAmla hair oil is a popular treatment to promote hair growth and thicken and darken hair.

Commercial amla oil preparations are available but I wasn’t keen on the ingredients like unhealthy mineral oil and thought I could make something better at home.  My results so far have been very encouraging so I thought I’d share the recipe and how to use it.

Amla Hair Oil Benefits

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4 Health Benefits of Amla Powder

AmalakiIn the process of researching the earlier page on amla health benefits I found many other interesting scientific studies on amla and its potential to treat serious diseases. I think they serve to illustrate just how broadly beneficial antioxidant rich Indian gooseberries can be to good health and disease prevention.

Here’s a quick look at four important examples.

Amla Powder for Osteoporosis and Arthritis Treatment

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How to Take Amla for Better Health

Amalaki usesAmla fruit, also known as Indian gooseberry or amalaki, is a powerful and rejuvenating superfood for better health and more energy. This page will look at how to take amla, how much to have and the best times and dosage.

How to Eat Fresh Alma Fruit and What Does It Taste Like?

Fresh amla fruit has an interesting flavor. I’d already been using the powdered version for a while when I found some in an Indian grocery store and bought a bag.

Cutting open the first amla the taste is quite sour and tart and my initial thought was that I might struggle to eat them all. I’d read though about a couple of tricks to try when eating amla.

The first was to taste a little salt before you bite into them. I tried this with a little Himalayan pink salt and it definitely improves the flavor. There was much more depth, less sourness and more of a combination of flavors, but hard to describe. Continue Reading

The Top 4 Benefits of Amla with Supporting Research

Amalaki benefitsAmla is one of the most important foods in Ayurvedic medicine with an incredible list of health benefits. A whole book could be written on all of the potentially beneficial uses of the Indian gooseberry, also known as amalaki.

For a short summary, amla has been primarily used in Ayurveda as a rejuvenator of many of the body’s organs and functions, to boost the immune system, slow down the aging process and promote good general health and longevity.

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What is Amla Powder and Why Is It So Good For You?

AmalakiAmla, botanically known as Amilica Embillicus, is a small tree native to the Indian subcontinent that produces plum sized yellow fruit with some amazing benefits for our health.

If you’ve ever read anything about amla powder before you’ve probably heard it’s one of the world’s best sources of vitamin C. Actually, that may not be the case. The true nutritional properties of amla appear to be far more exotic and interesting.

Ahead is why powdered amla fruit, a food most people outside of India have never heard of, could be the key to a higher level of health, well-being and energy in your life.

Amla in Ayurveda

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