Amla oil has been used for centuries in traditional Indian medicine (Ayurvedic medicine) because of its many beneficial uses. One popular natural treatment is to use amla oil for hair. In fact, amla oil is used by both men and women as part of their hair care regime.
Amla Oil mainly contains two ingredients.
- Natural Amla extract derived in oil during processing
- Base Oil
Making Amla Oil from Amla Powder
|Amla Dried Powder||1 Kg (1 Part)|
|Base Oil (Sesame or coconut oil)||2 Litre (2 Part)|
|Water||8 Litres (8 Part)|
- Take Amla Dried Powder and mix it in water.
- Leave it for 24 hours.
- Now, boil the water with Amla powder and add warm base oil.
- Now, simmer the mixture until the water gets evaporated and only oil remains.
- Leave it for 1 to 3 days.
- Next day, separate the oil from the residues using clean cotton cloth.
Benefits and Uses
Amla oil penetrates the scalp skin and provides strength to the hair follicles and hair roots. This effect appears due to some natural essential fatty acids, vitamin C due to Amla extract, antioxidants and phytochemicals present in the Amla oil.
Premature Graying of hair
Vitamin C and E deficiency plays a role in development of premature graying of hair. However, the internal supplement is also required for optimum nutrition. Amla Murabba, chyawanprash or other natural supplement can be used for this purpose.
Weak or damaged hair
All natural phytochemicals present in Amla oil help preventing damage to hair and reduce effects of pollution on hair.
Amla oil prepared with sesame oil as base oil is best for dry scalp.
For itchy scalp, Amla Oil prepared using coconut oil is best. For more benefits, add a few drops of Neem oil in Amla Oil, which increases anti-itching properties of the oil and reduces dandruff.
OTHER USES OF AMLA OIL
There are several other potential uses of amla oil apart from its popular hair and skin benefits. According to traditional use, amla oil may be beneficial in treating the following conditions.
- According to experts, amla oil is extremely beneficial to the health of your eyes. It can help reduce the risk of developing cataracts and improve your eyesight in general
- Because amla oil is such a rich source of healthy vitamins and minerals like vitamin C, potassium, calcium and iron, it is good for your overall health.
- Eating amla oil may also help boost your body’s immune system and help you to stave off common sicknesses like the cold and influenza. According to Ayurverdic practitioners, it can also help you to keep infections at bay.