Amla or Indian Gooseberry is nowadays being used across the globe due to the benefits it offers. Dried amla is made into a powder, mixed with yogurt and applied on the hair from scalp till tip. This remedy helps to reduce grey hair, to promote hair growth and to get rid of dandruff.
A hair oil made using Amla fruits, Brahmi leaves and Gotu kola leaves can help to improve hair growth, reduce hair fall and cure dandruff.
Massage the oil into you scalp for a while. then apply the oil from the roots to the tip. Leave it on for about 20 – 30 minutes and wash off. You can also use it as an everyday hair oil since it does not feel sticky.
Health benefits of Amla Brahmi hair oil
In addition to benefits for hair growth and hair health, this oil also has the below benefits:
It can reduce stress, anxiety and depression.
The oil relaxes the mind and promotes restful sleep. As a result, it can cure insomnia.
Brahmi and Amla, both are good for promoting growth of hair and stopping hair fall due to stress.
This oil can cure respiratory illnesses such as bronchitis and asthma.
Works to strengthen the nervous system and can reduce chances of epilepsy.
Due to anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, this oil can prevent all kinds of scalp diseases and infections including dandruff. Some may experience hair loss due to yeast formation on the scalp. This hair oil works effectively against such conditions as well.
It protects the neural structures and slows down neural degeneration.
Amla contributes high amounts of Vitamin C and Vitamin A to the oil and hence provides lot of nourishment to the hair roots and strengthens them.
This oil gives a natural shine to dull and lifeless hair. As a result, amla is an ingredient of various hair oils.
Read the recipe for making an Amla Brahmi hair oil here.
- 250 ml Coconut oil
- 5-6 fruits Amla Known as Indian Gooseberry
- 8-10 leaves Gotu Kola Known as Vallarai in Tamil
- 2 stalks Brahmi leaves Also known as Neer brahmi
- Use coconut oil, fresh Brahmi and Gotu Kola leaves and fresh Amla (Indian Gooseberry) fruits.
- Wash and chop amla fruits.
- Chop Brahmi and Gotu kola leaves.
- Place the chopped fruit and leaves in a blender.
- Blend them into a coarse paste.
- Take coconut oil in a vessel and allow it to heat up.
- Once the oil is hot enough, add the ground ingredients to the oil. Allow the mixture to boil for about 4 - 6 minutes.
- Switch off and allow the oil to cool down.
- Place a clean cloth over a bowl.
- Pour the heated oil mixture through the cloth.
- And the herbal hair oil is done!