7 Papaya Enzyme Side Effects & Warnings


Green papawWhile there are many positives to eating papaya fruit, there are also some potential papaya enzyme side effects and warnings to be aware of.

This is particularly the case with regards to the green unripe fruit, the seeds, leaves and papain enzyme digestive supplements, like this organic one I use.

Let’s have a look at 7 of the most common side effects of papain papaya enzymes and in what situations and conditions it would be best to avoid using them. Continue Reading

Papaya Benefits for Eyes, Skin and Digestion


Pawpaw fruit benefitsThere are many papaya benefits for your health and this beautiful tropical fruit is proof that nutritious food can also taste great as well.

Papaya, also known as papaw and pawpaw around the world, is a rich source of antioxidants, phytonutrients, vitamins, minerals and special digestive enzymes that have a remarkable effect both internally and externally.

If you’d like to improve your skin, relieve digestion problems, protect your eyes, and enhance your vision, then consider the many benefits of eating papaya.

1. Skin Protection

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How Papaya Enzyme Benefits Digestion


Papaw enzymePapaya fruit is a rich source of proteolytic enzymes like papain that aid in the digestive process. This is especially true of meals that contain meat or other concentrated forms of protein.

However, as this article will explain, supplemental papaya enzymes can be even more beneficial when taken on an empty stomach.

Protein Digestion and Papaya Enzymes

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


Kadukka PodiHere’s why the Ayurvedic herb haritaki is so good for digestive health, 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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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 blood.

After researching the different brands I settled on this highly rated organic preparation and I’ve been very happy with it.

As a precaution, it should not be used by pregnant women and consult your doctor 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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A Different Kind of Weight Loss with Triphala


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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Triphala Benefits for Hair, Skin and Intestinal Health


Triphala powderTriphala is one of the most highly prized formulas in traditional Indian Ayurvedic medicine and it can have some remarkable benefits for your health and appearance.

The name triphala means ‘three fruits’ and it is made by combining preparations of dried and powdered bibhitaki, haritaki and amalaki (commonly known as amla).

Each of these fruits have their own beneficial properties. However, according to Ayurveda, when they are combined in triphala powder the benefits are amplified.

Triphala Churna for Internal Detoxification

Digestive Tract Cleansing and Nutrient Absorption

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How to Make Healthier Salads in 4 Simple Steps


Better SaladsSalads can make for a healthy lunch or light, yet nutritious dinner. The key to making a great salad is to move beyond the old iceberg lettuce, tomato and olive oil combination and get more adventurous with stronger tasting greens like arugula and more interesting ingredients.

Here’s a simple formula to create delicious tasting and healthier salads that are also extremely good for you.

How to Make Healthy and Delicious Salads

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