Today we'll be talking about amla, also known as Amalaki (Sanskrit name) is officially known as Emblica Officinalis or Phyllanthus Emblica. For those of us not fluent in Latin, it is known as the Indian Gooseberry. You are likely to find this in most Indian households during the winter. It is a part of Triphala, the famed Ayurvedic Rasayana which works as a health booster for your immunity, metabolism, and digestion. Not only that, but amla is also one of the key ingredients of Chyawanprash (remember being forced to eat it that? bleh). Anyhoo where were we? Yes. Amalaki and how Tatva uses it. Well, we use it to defeat a fire demon in your body (just kidding, almost). Pitta Dosha is one of three doshas (Vata, Pitta, Kapha) of your body. It consists of the elements of fire and water. An excess of this dosha causes too much heat in your body, which can lead to several health conditions and (drum roll) Hair Loss!
We use Amalaki in Hair Poshan and Scalp Oil. It aids in pacifying the heat caused by pitta dosha. Basically, an internal cooler. And it also helps flush out toxins. We realize at this point you probably have a lot of questions, let’s begin!
How does Pitta Dosha help stop hair fall? (Get ready For Some Serious Gyan)
The pitta dosha is responsible for the metabolic activity in hair - this includes the production of the hair proteins and pigment. When pitta is out of balance, these factors start to change and can lead to premature thinning and greying. In some cases, when the pitta imbalance is high, it can cause hair loss by overheating the hair follicles. Pitta imbalances typically have inflammation associated with them, which can cause damage to both the structure and color of the hair (no your serum won’t fix it). Pitta imbalances can lead to inflammation in different parts of the hair shaft and the root, which eventually results in thinning of the hair.
Are you feeling like a hair loss expert already?
How do we use Amalaki to stop your hair loss? We use it to attack from the inside out!
(INSIDE) Hair Poshan, which is for internal consumption -
Amalaki is an excellent Rasayana. It is rich in phytonutrients, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants thus reduce the activity of free radicals. It is having the richest source of vitamin C in increasing scalp circulation and stimulating healthy growth. It also helps produce collagen protein. This helps in stimulating hair growth, both length, and volume-wise. Collagens replace the dead cells of hair follicles with new hair cells.
(OUTSIDE) Scalp Oil, which is for topical application -
We also use this magic herb in our Scalp Oil. When used as an oil amla can strengthen the scalp and hair, reduce premature greying and stimulate hair growth. Not only that it also prevents dandruff, scalp irritation, and dryness.
So now you that amla is not the humble weird fruit you thought it was. And you know the best part about how Tatva uses it - it's not Chyawanprash.