Amla/Amloki (Emblica afficinalis)
Amla (or Amlaka, Amlaki) is one of the most frequently used of the Ayurvedic herbs; it is the fruit of Phyllanthus emblica, also called Emblica officinalis. The fruit is similar in appearance to the common gooseberry (Ribes spp., a type of currant), that is botanical unrelated to amla. However, due to the similar appearance of the fruit clusters (see below), amla is usually called the Indian gooseberry. The plant, a member of the Euphorbiaceae, grows to become a medium-sized tree (pictured below) that is found growing in the plains and sub-mountain regions all over the Indian subcontinent from 200 to nearly 2000 meters above sea level. Its natural habitat, like other members of its family, ranges from Burma (Myanmar) from Bangladesh, in the East to Afghanistan in the West; from Deccan in south India to the foothills of the Himalayan range.
Carbohydrates: 14.0-14.3% (sugar/starches/gums, about 5%; polyphenols, about 5.7%; fiber, about 3.4%)
Miscellaneous other compounds: 0.5-0.7%
Amla is the name given to the fruit of a small leafy tree (Emblica Officinalis) which grows through out India and bears an edible fruit. This fruit is highly prized both for its high vitamin C content and for the precious oil, which is extracted from its seeds and pulp and used as a treatment for hair and scalp problems.
Amla is a renowned fruit about which even Ayurveda raves. It is used in eye syndromes, hair loss, children ailments etc. It purifies blood and improves skin texture. It is used in numerous medicinal preparations. It is used in general vitality tonics. It is also used in Trifla powder. It can be mixed with Henna, Shikakai, TulsiSoapnuts and other herbs and be applied in hair in paste form. This cures hair fall, hair graying. It dyes, beautifies hair and rids numerous hair ailments.
No wonder Sindhiya’s Amla Powder is made with hand picked amla fruits and made with great care while preserving its natural properties.
How to use?
Make the paste with Henna, Shikakai (Acacia Concinna), Retha (Sopnuts), Neemand Tulsi and apply on the hair, which reduces the falling of hairs and other hair problems.
It can be used to make trifala.
It can be consumed to get rid of hair loss; child ailment etc.
Amla is a rich source of Vitamin ‘C’ and peptin. It is useful in many medicinal treatments such as Gastic disorder, Anaemia, Diabetes, asthama, Bronchitis and Laxative. It is a complete hair diet and helps hair to grow lengthy and promotes black & luxuriant hair.