Aloe Vera, the succulent plant has been in use for its impressive healing and therapeutic properties for over 1000 years. Commonly known as medicinal aloe, burn plant, lily of the desert, and elephants gall and Ghrit Kumari in Hindi, aloe vera is perhaps the first choice and most famous plant, be it for helping enhance skin and hair health, helping heal wounds or to even promote digestion. The green cactus looking plant is a powerhouse of vital compounds that can be used right from cosmetics, nutritious juices to supplements. Amalaki, as Amla is popularly known in Sanskrit and in ancient texts of Ayurveda, has various meanings – mother, nurse, and immortality. The small green, pulpy, juicy fruit known as usirikaya in Telugu, Nellika in Tamil, goes with the botanical names Emblica Officinalis or Phyllanthus Emblica. Amla is a powerhouse of antioxidants. It can be consumed raw, in the form of juice, churna, candy, pickles or supplements.
Aloe Vera has gained popularity in recent years as a miracle herb for its antioxidant and blood purifying properties. Due to various vitamins and minerals found in the plant, daily intake of Aloe Vera provides approx. 20 minerals and 12 vitamins. Aloevera is known to help detoxify the body and cleanse the colon. It is also known for its anti inflammatory effect and is known to help in various skin conditions as well. Amla is one of the richest sources of Vitamin C. Indian Gooseberry commonly known as Amla has many Ayurvedic properties which make it a nutritional powerhouse. It helps revitalise the body and is good as an anti-ageing product. It is also useful as a blood purifying agent and is known for its digestive properties. A mixture of both these herbs combines both their benefits and allows you to get the best from both worlds. It helps body’s energy levels, helps detox and purify and is thought to be immunity boosting. It is packed with antioxidants and vitamins.