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Superfood Herbs and Spices for Weight Loss and Disease Prevention like Amla, Gymnema Sylvestre, Haritaki and Triphala.

Stevia Benefits, Side Effects, Best Brand & Why It’s So Good as a Sugar Substitute


Natural sugar alternativeStarting to use stevia regularly may well be one of the most beneficial things you ever do for your wellness and wellbeing.

Not for the nutrition it gives you, but rather for what it helps you substitute in your diet — sugar.

Here’s why stevia is so much better as a sweetener than sugar, the many benefits of making the change, potential side effects and the best tasting brand I’ve found to sweeten food and drinks.

What is Stevia?

Stevia, known scientifically as Stevia rebaudiana, is a small herb that originated in South America. Its leaves contain unusual compounds, like steviol glycoside and rebaudioside-A, that mimic the sweetness of sugar without any of its negative effects.

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7 Proven Haritaki Benefits, Dosage, Side Effects & How to Use It


Kadukka PodiHere’s why the Ayurvedic herb haritaki is so good for digestive wellness, detoxification, dropping unwanted body fat, better skin and hair and much more.

As well as its extensive benefits, also ahead is how to and when to use haritaki powder, the best type to take and some important side effects and precautions to be aware of.

Keep reading to learn why this ancient herb is such a powerful detoxifier and rejuvenator for your body and is considered the ‘Mother of herbs’ in in Ayurveda.

What is Haritaki?

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Homemade Amla Oil for Darkening Hair


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

Commercial amla oil preparations are available but I wasn’t keen on the chemical ingredients, like 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 my amalaki hair oil recipe and how to use it.

Amla Oil Benefits for Your Hair

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Where to Buy Amla Powder Online — Organic, Capsules, Amla Oil & Indian Gooseberries


Fresh Amalaki and Indian gooseberry juiceAmla, also known as Indian gooseberry or amalaki, is a potent and rejuvenating superfood, rich in protective antioxidants to combat free radical damage within your body.

Here’s where to buy the best brand of amla powder to take as a nutritional supplement or use as a natural hair and skin treatment.

Also ahead, where to get Indian gooseberry juice, whole amalaki fruit and the best organic amla powder capsules.

Amla Uses and Benefits

Amla fruit powder extract can be taken daily to enhance your immunity, improve digestion, maintain healthy skin and hair and combat free radical damage that leads to aging. Continue Reading

4 Amla Face Mask Recipes for Better Skin


Amalaki facial masque techniqueAntioxidant rich amla powder is highly beneficial for your skin, not just as a supplement but also as a topical facial treatment.

Here are 4 homemade face mask recipes using powdered amla to improve your skin tone and brighten your 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 facial skin but it may not be suitable for very dry skin.

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How to Take Amla for Better Health


Indian Gooseberry usesAmla fruit, also known as Indian gooseberry or amalaki, is a potent and rejuvenating superfood.

It is particularly high in antioxidants and other beneficial compounds for cellular protection and inflammation reduction.

This page will look at how to take amla, how much to have, the best times to take it and the ideal dosage.

Amla Uses — 6 Different Ways to Take Amalaki

1. Fresh Amla Fruit

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How to Take Triphala Churna for Digestive Health


Triphala churna dosage

Triphala is an Ayurvedic preparation that is a combination of the powdered fruit of 3 different herbs — haritaki, bibhitaki and amalaki (commonly known as amla powder).

It is prized in Ayurveda for its ability to balance the doshas (the elements of body and mind) and enhance the process of digestion and elimination.

It is also beneficial for removing waste products from the digestive tract, cleansing the liver, gallbladder and kidneys and purifying the bloodstream.

As a precaution, it should not be used by pregnant women and consult your GP first if taking prescriptions. On the whole though, triphala churna in an excellent detoxification supplement well worth taking regularly.

Here’s how to use triphala powder to enhance digestion, reduce intestinal problems and improve general wellness. Also ahead is how to make it up to take and dosage recommendations for best results.

Recommended Dosage

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How To Take Triphala Powder For Weight Loss


Bibhitaki haritaki amalaki dried fruit Most weight loss programs focus on cutting calories and dietary fat, eating less food and doing more exercise.

With obesity rates at record levels and climbing it’s clear that these approaches aren’t working for many people.

What if there was a completely different way to lose weight with triphala? One that focused first on clearing out the digestive system to perform at it’s best.

Constipation, The Colon and Weight Gain

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How to Make Golden Paste with Turmeric, Black Pepper & Coconut Oil


Best ways to eat turmeric

Turmeric paste, also commonly called golden paste, is a popular herbal remedy for inflammatory conditions, based on traditional Ayurveda.

There are many benefits of turmeric paste and taking it daily is highly recommended.

Given this, it’s best to make up gold paste in bulk using this recipe and keep it in the fridge to use regularly.

3 Essential Ingredients for Golden Paste

1. Organic Turmeric

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