Last Updated : Jan 13,2018
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Also known as:
Indian gooseberry powder, amalaka powder, amala powder, amlaki powder
Amla is a round shaped, vertical striped fibrous fruit of the deciduous tree "Euphorbiaceae" found mainly in India. It is greenish yellow in color and tastes sour. The fresh fruit is cut into rough pieces and then sun-dried. Once completely dried, blend in a mixer to make a fine powder.
How to select
Purchase amla powder from known Ayurvedic stores or pharmecy. Ensure that the powder you purchase is packed properly and sealed from all ends.
1. Added to herbal tea, it gives a perfect blend of flavour and antioxidant benefits.
2. Amla powder blended with mint leaves and topped with a lemon would make a refreshing cooler which would also assist digestion
How to Store
It is best used fresh. Once opened, store in an air-tight container in a cool, dry place.
1. It can be mixed with Henna, Shikakai, Tulsi, rose water and other herbs and be applied on hair in paste form. It iads curing hair fall, hair graying etc.
2. It also purifies blood and improves skin texture and is used in numerous medicinal preparations like general vitality tonics.
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