Amla Oil Research Paper

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Today I would like to tell you all about a few of Indian Ayurvedic oils for hair care. Hair is an important part of our body and hence the outer beauty. A healthy hair adds to the overall personality of an individual. Here are a few of the ayurvedic hair oils on which I did a detailed research. AMLA OIL Amla oil is one of the most common hair oils used in the Indian sub-continent. It is a natural, herbal product made from amla (also known as Indian gooseberry or Dhatrik or Amalika in Sanskrit) which is a fruit of a deciduous tree of the family Phyllanthaceae found in India. Its scientific name is Phyllanthus emblica. Amla fruit is light green in color and round in shape with a dark color single seed at the centre. It is edible in raw form…show more content…
It is made from the seeds of mustard plant or ‘sarson’ in Hindi and is scientifically known as Sinapis hirta. It is also mixed with water, lemon and other ingredients to make a thick paste commonly known as mustard sauce. The mustard seeds are used as spices in Indian cooking. This oil is used for cooking, body massage and even as hair oil. The vegetable and essential oil is made by pressing and grinding the mustard seeds respectively. A pure mustard oil is dark yellow in color with a pungent and a very strong smell which is due to the presence of allyl isothiocyanate, an activator. The vegetable oil is very thick in consistency and often the most preferred oil for cooking in the northern and eastern part of India. The oil can be produced from black, brown or white mustard. Mustard oil if used in the right quantity due to its high acidic nature is very good for heart and prevents cardiovascular diseases. Mustard oil is also used as massage oil for infants in India. It is said to stimulate growth and provide strength to the muscles. It also helps in relieving joint pain, cold, reducing risk of cancer, stimulate digestion and has antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties. It reduces tan and dark spots, lightens skin tone, acts as a sunscreen, stimulates sweat glands, and treats rashes and infections. It has zero carbohydrate and very less fat. Mustard oil has very high importance in religious…show more content…
It is often used in diluted form by mixing it with other hair oils. It is warm so is very beneficial and best suited for winter season. Massaging your scalp with mustard oil stimulates hair growth as it increases blood circulation in the roots of the hair. It is high in beta-carotene which converts itself into Vitamin A, excellent for hair growth. It also contains fatty acids, iron, magnesium etc all important for hair growth. Mustard oil darkens the hair naturally thus preventing premature greying. It prevents scalp infections by combating fungal growth. It also acts a hair vitalizer and fights against hair loss, dandruff and baldness by keeping the scalp hydrated. It also treats dry and damaged hair. Warm mustard oil can be combined with olive, coconut and almond oils for a perfect massage for about 15-20 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with shampoo and conditioner after 2-3 hours to get excellent lustre and result. There are various brands which manufacture mustard hair oil like Nyle, Dhara, Dabur, Arogya, Hair and Care, Ayur, Khadi, Fortune and so

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