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Amla Powder, Certified Organic 3.5 oz
organic amla powder spice

Price: $4.99

Product Code: AMLA3

Amla Powder

Species: Phyllanthus emblica

Other names: Indian gooseberry, emblic myrobalan, amalaki

Appearance: The berries are greenish yellow with a fibrous inner texture. The powder is a rich brown color.

Typically used: Powdered

Origin: The amla tree holds a high significance in Hinduism and is considered to be sacred to the goddess Lakshimi, so many use organic amla powder spice for cooking, as well as in traditional Ayurdevic medicine in order to balance Pitta. The berries ripen on this small to medium deciduous tree in autumn and must be harvested by hand from the top branches.

Flavor: Sour, bitter, astringent, fibrous

Aroma: Like raisins or tea

Culinary uses: The fibrous fruit can be eaten raw, but is more commonly pickled or softened with oil, salt, and spices. They can also be soaked in sugar syrup until they become candied.

Other uses: This organic amalaki fruit powder is packed with antioxidants and a high concentration of vitamin C and has been used in traditional methods of healing including Ayurvedic practices. Its high tannin content also makes it suitable for inks, dyes, shampoos, and hair oils. The powder can be mixed with water and applied as a hair mask to strengthen and improve texture, as well as increase hair volume. It is thought to reduce or prevent gray hairs, as well as nourish the scalp.

Make Amla Powder Tea: Boil ½ tsp in 8 oz water for 10 minutes, steep it for about an hour, filter it and then drink it.

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