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THE AMALAKI STORY
THE AMALAKI STORY
By Jade Ellis
Amalaki, commonly known as Indian Gooseberry or Alma, is considered one of the most rejuvenating herbs in Ayurveda. Amalaki is one of the three fruits that are contained in Triphala. Triphala, is a herbal concoction which has been used for thousands of years in Ayurveda. In Sanskrit, Amalaki means “the sustainer” and has traditionally been prescribed to strengthen the immune system and cool the body.
The main nutrient in Amalaki is Vitamin C. This herb contains an extremely high concentration of this Vitamin, and is one of the highest in the plant kingdom. Twenty times that of an orange! Amalki is also an antioxidant which supports the liver and is known to be beneficial at lowering cholesterol levels. This herb is also known to support healthy levels of stomach acid and improve digestion!
Due to the impressive amount of nutrients and the many benefits of Amalaki, this in turn is very beneficial for the complexion and the hair. This herb can moisturise, cleanse and support immunity of the skin. Amalki also does amazing things for the hair! This herb helps to boost absorption of calcium which creates healthier bones, teeth, nails and hair. Amalaki and its essential fatty acids, strengthens the hair follicles therefore prevents the thinning of hair with age and helps to maintain the youthful hair colour.
The high vitamin C content in Amalaki can help pre-mature greying of the hair and help to retain the colour of your hair. It has also been known to be an effective remedy for dandruff, dry and flaky scalp, as it has the ability to nourish the scalp from within. This herb can stimulate hair growth due to its high iron and carotene content.
Due to the massive array of hair beneficial properties that Amalaki has, Fushi has used this herb as a main ingredient in our new formulated shampoo. Our new ‘Argan and Amalki’ shampoo is hair reviving, Ayuverdic herb infused and enriched which boosts lustre, shine and strengthens the hair. Regularly using Amalaki in your hair can prevent breakage and split ends and encourage the growth of the hair!
- Which is the best oil for hair growth and thickness?Thank you Emiliano for your comment. In this blog we are referring more to oils, more so than butters and while we agree with you Shea is an excellent emollient for hair, it's consistency is more buttery and it is used more as a leave-in remedy to smooth hair texture. We have suggested Coconut oil as it helps slow down hair loss by penetrating deep into your hair shaft to prevent protein loss, which in turn prevents breakage. When applied to your scalp, it simultaneously moisturises and removes build-up around your hair follicles to encourage hair growth and is one of base oils always used in Ayurveda for hair treatments. As this post is more focused for hair and not for skin, the comedogenic scale applies to skin/pores and not hair follicles. Thank you again for your feedback.
- Which is the best oil for hair growth and thickness?Hello Zu, yes hair loss can be very stressful and this in turn amplifies the cause almost.. Perhaps with Covid, your system may have been depleted of nutrients and fighting the virus can take its toll on your immune system, so sometimes our hair and skin suffer when we have been ill. We really believe in oils for scalp massage as the best way to revive the growth and help regenerate the follicles. It may be also worth at looking at internal supplements and making sure you are getting enough of omega oils, perhaps plant based such as nuts and seeds in your diet. For external oil treatment, would recommend the Really Good Hair oil which we create with Brahmi, this herb is known to help bring the scalp back to health and improve growth. Biotin is also a good vitamin to take as a supplement to help with hair growth so do look into that. So hope these tips will be helpful for you.
- Which is the best oil for hair growth and thickness?I, am very surprised that your article did not include Organic Shea Butter and that coconut oil, is your number one choice for hair growth and thickness. According to the comedogenic scale, coconut oil, has a rating of (4), on a scale from (0), to (5), on clogging your pores. Why would anyone put coconut oil, on their hair or skin knowing the pores will get clogged up. Shea Butter, on the other hand has a (0), rating on the comedogenic scale, which is great for dry hair and skin and won't clog up your pores.
- Which is the best oil for hair growth and thickness?Thank you for your very informative article. I suffered COVID in December, 2020, and in February I started experience extreme hair loss and all my hair jus falls like a person who is under going Chemo therapy. It's very depressing. Had to cut off all my hair and even the little that is left is falling off daily not sure what to do. Please suggest something.
- Carrot Oil for Face Hello :) You can use carrot oil only in small drops on your skin in the morning/during the day since it is highly potent. Carrot oil is rich in vitamins and is a very effective moisturiser. You can also mix a few drops of Carrot Oil with your favorite face cream. You can do that at least twice a week or include it in your daily skincare routine. Hope this helps.
- Carrot Oil for Face Can I use the carrot oil in the day time? Because I am using Vitamin c serum in the night. Please advise. Thanks