How To Make Hair Oil At Home With Amla

Amla oil is a very effective hair oil for most of the hair problems. It also helps to relieve headache, dizziness and other Pitta related symptoms. Here is a traditional Ayurvedic way of preparing Amla hair oil.

Amla for hair growth:
Amla is very rich in nutrients and anti oxidants. These nutrients and phyto-chemicals not only benefit our stomach, when applied as hair oil, they also impart nourishment to the skin and hair.

How to make amla hair oil at home?
What you need:
Amla powder – 250 grams + 100 grams
Water – 4 liters
Coconut oil – 500 ml

Why coconut oil? 

Most of the Ayurvedic oils are prepared with sesame oil base. But for hairs, coconut oil is a better choice because of high nutritive value. But people with sinusitis, cold problem may not tolerate coconut oil. They may use sesasme oil / mustard oil in place of coconut oil.


First Amla kashayam is prepared. kashayam means water decoction. 
Add 250 grams of amla powder to 4 liters of water and boil and reduce to 1 liter.

The rules for making Kashayam like maintaining low flame, continuous stirring, using a wide mouthed vessel etc.

After the decoction is boiled and reduced to 1 liter, the liquid is filtered to get Kashayam.

Take the Kashayam in a wide mouthed vessel.

Take 100 grams of amla powder in a small bowl, add a little water to it to make it into Amla paste.

Add this amla paste and add 500 ml of coconut oil to the amla kashayam.

Heat this mixture of oil, Amla kashayam and Amla paste in mild heat till only the coconut oil remains.

Signs to observe: 

Initially the whole mass turns into muddy. Slowly as water starts evaporating, the oil starts getting separated. The liquid starts getting clearer.

Initially the water bubbles will be visible. At the end stage, when water is completely evaporated, the bubbles stop and froathing sets in. Indicating to stop the oil heating.

Initially if you take the amla paste from the oil and put it onto fire, it makes noice, indicating the presence of water.

When the water is completely evaporated, there will not be any noice, when amla paste is put on fire.

It may take upto  3 hours to complete the procedure.

After when you are sure about complete loss of water, stop heating and filter it when it is still hot.

You will get 400 – 450 ml of final yield of the oil.

Proportions to prepare 10 oz of Amla oil –
If you are not familiar with grams and ml calculations, here is the calculation to prepare 10 oz of Amla hair oil.
Step 1: For Kashaya preparation: 

Amla powder for Kashaya preparation – 5 oz
Water for Kashaya – 80 oz
Boil water with Amla powder and reduce the Kashaya to 20 oz.

Step 2. Oil making
Kashaya – 20 oz (got from the above technique)
Coconut oil – 10 oz
Amla powder – made into paste with water – 2 oz.

Final product expected – around 10 oz or just slightly lesser.

Principle behind this procedure: 

This technique of making amla hair oil is based on Ayurveda principle. The Kashayam contains water soluble active phyto-nutrients of Amla and Boiling Amla powder along with Kashayam with coconut oil extracts Fat soluble phyto nutrients of Amla into the oil.

Coconut oil itself is a rich source of nutrients that are required for hair care.


  •  Relieves split hair, dry hair problem
  • promotes hair growth both in men and women
  • Relieves dandruff, nourishes the hair root and scalp.
  • Relieves headache, dizziness
  • Relieves nasal bleeding in children, which usually occurs due to excessive sun exposure and during summer.

How is it better than market available amla hair oil? 

  • You know all the ingredients, you know the genuinity of amla powder and hence you are aware and assure of the quality of hair oil.
  • No preservative is added. No chemical perfume is added. The product is 100 % natural.

Shelf life:
The oil can be stored for a period of 1 – 1.5 years in air tight container.

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  1. Kunwar Singh says:

    The above article is very informative for a large number of population.

  2. Srividya Kumar Iyer says:

    Dear Sir,

    Thank you sir for Amla hair oil preparation. Its very helpful.

    Srividya Kumar

  3. Thank you so much for this helpful tutorial on how to make Amla oil. I bought some Amla powder yesterday and will make the oil now. Finally i will have a good quality home made oil and not a bad quality industrial one made of bad mineral oils.

  4. Nice one. However which coconut oil to use? Is Parachute fine? How to make sure we get pure coconut oil?

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Parachute, or any brand of good coconut oil is just fine. Since it is for external use only, there should not a big worry about the quality of coconut oil.

  5. Devyam says:

    Sir, in this method of making hair oil, you have not added FENUGREEK, is it not required to also add fenugreek ? As far as I think fenugreek helps in making the hair black [ natual colour ] from grey hair. Please advice Sir.

  6. Hello Sir I just watched your video and it’s really informative and I liked it. I had to ask you a question is amla oil beneficial for growing beard ?

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Yes, it is good for growing beard as well, if you wish to use it for that purpose.

      • Great video! Can you substitute Amla powder for Bhringaraj powder to prevent hair loss and premature graying?

        • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

          Thanks. Yes. But the proportions may vary. I will soon be making another video regarding the same.

  7. dinesh60 says:

    Sir, can we make hair oil by taking equal amount of amla juice and coconut oil and heat until oil remain? or by adding all at one say amla powder 350 g coconut oil 500ml and 1l litre of water until oil remains instead of making kashayam? what will the changes in properties of making oil like this?

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      You can just mix amla powder + water+oil and boil till oil remains. But traditionally Kashayam is made first. Making Kashayam ensures maximum availability of water soluble Amla extracts in the oil.

      If you’re only taking amla juice and coconut oil, then you will miss most of the fat and water soluble active principles of Amla in the oil. So do not.

  8. dinesh60 says:

    Sir, sorry but one more doubt. Instead of powder, if we take fresh grated amla 1/2 kg+water1l+coconut oil 500ml and boil until oil remains will oil will have maximum amla extract as per your theory of making amla oil? is the measurement correct? what colour oil will have at end.

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      In making of herbal oils, in all the references found, Amla is always used as dry powder. However, no harm in using fresh one, if you do not get it dry.
      Around 200 – 300 grams of pulp + 1 liter of water and 500 ml oil looks good. But this is just a guess work.

  9. dinesh60 says:

    Sir, actually I was trying to make kashayam but I was unable to separate water from powder after burning 3 liter of water. I don’t know where I have done mistake. Is it we have to take coarse powder to make kashayam and fine powder in oil please explain?

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      That is why for Kashayam, always coarse powder is preferred.
      If you’ve taken fine powder, then filter it across a cloth and use that thick Kashayam only. It can also be used to prepare the oil.

  10. dinesh60 says:

    Sir, to grow knee length hair for my daughter which other herbs can be added with amla and in which ratio?

  11. dinesh60 says:

    Sir, roughly when we can except making of your another hair oil? one more suggestion pls try to put the recipe in which hair oil gets ready within one hour as it will be helpful to all of us and save gas also.

  12. Sherri says:

    Wonderful video, I just wanted to know what type of paper are you using to strain this with?

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Hey, thanks. Usually a semi-porous cloth is used for filtering. It should not be too thin nor too thick. Not too porous.
      If you are using a new cloth, better to wash it once to remove all the starch from the cloth. If not, the starch in the cloth may get mixed with oil.
      Just try any cloth you have once. Then you will know by yourself. 🙂


    I am from Califorinia do you sell the Alma oil and powder you make, if not where would i find the pure raw Alma powder and the oil online, also how many tablespoons instead of grams sorry i am just not familiar with grams.
    Thanks for info

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      I have given the links from amazon for Amla and coconut oil. Please see at the end of the article, above. Both are quite abundantly available in USA.
      Roughly 3 – 4 grams make a tablespoon.

  14. Sir, I have 555 grams of freh amla. Amla powder is not available here.Can I make hair oil with this fresh amla? Please… I can’t dry it because of the cold climate.

  15. can you tell me how?

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Just replace amla powder quantities with fresh amla. The final oil may be a bit diluted, but still will be effective.

  16. I didn’t understand. Can I make kashayam with the same quantity of fresh amla pieces? Did you mean that?

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Yes. to make kashaya and to use as paste in the making of oil, use the fresh amla only.
      Another suggestion is – why don’t you make Pickles out of fresh amla and get amla powder and make the oil with the powder?

  17. Thank u so much sir


    I purchased 2 kinds of Amla Dhanraj Amla powder (green & brown box) and the Hesh Amla powder(picture of the lady i guess for the hair only)what is the difference between them

    The Dhanraj brand seemed to be old How can i tell. I made the amla oil the 1st time and was not paying attention and the oil burned is it any good can i still use it?
    Do I have to rinse out the oil or can I leave it in after I shampoo
    Can I use the kashayam ( what’s left over after it’s been boiled in water) that’s been strained as a scrub for my face

  19. Sandie says:

    What quantities should one use for a final priducr of around 6oz of amla oil. Since will take less preparation time and I also like to use my oil freshly made on a weekly basis. Also, what would gice better results, should the oil be applied on dry hair before due for a wash or on damp clean hair and then wash it out again in order to rinse the oil?

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Calculation for 6 oz of Amla hair oil (final product)
      step 1 – Kashayam preparation.
      Amla powder for Kashaya – 3 oz
      Water for kashaya – 48 oz
      Boil this mix and reduce the Kashaya to 12 oz.

      Step 2 – Oil making
      Kashaya – 12 oz (that you got from above)
      Coconut oil – 6 oz
      Amla powder (to be made into paste and added to oil) – 1.2 oz

      Hope it helps.

  20. hello sir,
    sir i am 25 year old and unfortunately have 60-70% of my hair grey……though it could be hereditary too as my parents had early hair greying . i would be highly thankful to you if you can recommend me something whether an oil or shampoo or anything that can help me turning grey hair to black and can prevent further greying. looking forward for your reply soon.i reside in DELHI (INDIA).


  21. Very well-done explanation! But how do we use amla oil on hair? Does it work as a normal shampoo!!! Thank you!

  22. Perpetue says:

    I make some oil, by just adding 12,5 grams of amla into 50ml of grapeseed oil and 10ml of castor oil and let it boil. I don’t know if it is good, but my roots feel really soft. I will try to made it your way. Can I still used the oil?

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      I think you can use the oil that you’ve prepared, if it is properly prepared.

  23. Very nicely explained.

    I have heard that neeli can be mixed with amla coconut oil. How does neeli in oil help the hair. And how long does one have to keep the neeli alma oil to get the benefit.

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Neeli helps in hair growth and to relieve grey hairs.
      Applying this oil half an hour before head bath is good. This oil can also be applied at night, but some people get problems of cold and worsening of sinusitis with such usage.

  24. SillyWabbit says:

    Hello there! Thank you very much for your detailed video. May I use a coconut oil + olive oil mixture?

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Dear Sillywabbit,
      You can surely use coconut oil+olive oil mix.
      Thanks for liking my video.

  25. There is an oil that they sell and they add bhringraj, amla, rosemary, lavender, jojoba and they add Biotin and MSM (methylsulfonyl-methane). I wonder if it would not affect the herbs good properties. What do you think?

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Biotin is used in hair loss.
      MSM is used orally in arthritis, high cholesterol etc.
      Generally, the herbal ingredients should not lose their properties because of presence of MSM and biotin.

  26. Can we strain the oil with filter paper used for coffe.
    Can I add Bringhraj to itl

  27. i tried this procedure and have one query. incase there is a doubt regarding any small amount of moisture can we reheat filtered oil and remove moisture or oil is to be discarded. Will it cause scalp infection if there is small amount of moisturw. Please clarify.

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Good question and observation. If you have doubt of remnant moisture, you can mildly heat it just for 2 – 3 minutes only. Remember that, while heating after filtration, if the heat is more or if it is heated for long, then it may burn the oil and your entire efforts. Usually moisture leads to ticking sound while heating. But do not wait till all the ticking sound stops. Stop soon after 2- 3 minutes.
      Moisture in the oil will cause Kapha increase in skin and may cause itching and other kapha dominant skin conditions like dandruff. Hence not desirable.

  28. ghieser says:

    Hello Dr J V Hebbar,
    Thank you for this video and information. I made amla oil according to your instructions, however, while the oil was cooking the amla paste stuck to the bottom and burned a bit. The rest of the amla paste separated from the oil and I collected the oil and I am using it. Is it alright to use this oil since some of the paste burned? The oil smells a bit smoked but the smell is not bad and once I apply it the smell dissipates since I mix it with essential oils of rosemary and peppermint.

    Also, I am also making another hair oil following your instructions, but this time I am including the following herbal powders: amla, Brahmi, fenugreek, henna, indigo, neem and lemon peel. The proportions are: 100 gr each of amla, Brahmi and fenugreek. And 25 grams each for henna, indigo, neem and lemon peel powders. I already made the kashayan and saved it in the fridge. The following day I will make the oil with the kashayan (approximately 1 and a half liters) and I will add 150 grs of all the powders combined. Also I will use 800 ml of coconut oil.

    I am mainly using this oil for mild hair fall (my hair falls when I wash it) and for stimulating more hair growth while at the same time trying to keep my gray hair darker.
    Is what I am doing alright? Please advice.
    Thank you all the way from Chicago!

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Hello Gloria,
      1. When you are making the oil, especially when you reach the end stage, you need to stir the contents continuously and heat it in a very medium low fire to avoid sticking of the amla paste to the bottom. (This applies to any Ayurvedic oil that you may try).
      If the smell is tolerable, I do not see any problem with it. You can use it.

      2. When you prepare the kashayam, in stead of keeping in the refrigerator and adding it to the oil+powder the next day, I would suggest to add the kashayam and the powder to the oil on the same day, when the kashayam is still hot and fresh. Then, boil the mix of kashayam+oil+powder just for 10 minutes. Stop heating, keep a lid on the vessel. The next day, you can start heating the oil till the end.
      On the first day, if you boil the oil for 10 minutes, the contents will not get spoilt for the next day. No need to even refrigerate it. This will help you follow two Ayurveda principles in one shot.

      Principle A – Never use Kashayam on the next day. Kashayam should be used when it is fresh and hot. (fresh but Cold kashayam is only advised in high Pitta condition, for oral intake).
      Principle B – It is said in Ayurveda text books that oils, herbal ghees and avaleha (herbal jams like Chyawanprash) should not be prepared in a single day. Moon light and coldness of light also has its own therapeutic benefits that gets into the product (oil / ghee / avaleha).
      Namaste! from Moodbidri, Mangalore, India 🙂

      • ghieser says:

        Thank you Dr. Hebbar!

        This information is very helpful.

        Do you agree that this oil may help me with my mild hair fall and stimulate hair growth and add strength to hair follicle? I have read that these herbs have shown remarkable positive results for these types of hair conditions.

        I plan to apply the oil at least 4 times per week for the next several months, until I see improvement of my hair condition. After I get to that point, I plan to apply the oil at least once per week to maintain hair health and vitality.
        Is this something you agree with?
        Thank you again!

  29. trisha says:

    And I even read using sesame is a better option for people prone to cold

  30. How much does the making of the oil cost ? And can you use the product directly after when it is done?

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Hi, to make 20 ounce of oil, it might cost you around 10 – 20 USD. You can use the product soon after it is made.

  31. I have two queries.
    1. I have dried amla and would like to make amla oil with that. will directly boiling dried amla in coconut oil is effective or is there any specific method. If kashayam method is the best one can you please explain how to make kashayam with dried amla and then the oil preparation too.

    2. How to make hair oil using curry leaves ? which oil is good for treating grey hair curry leaves oil or amla oil? Thanks.

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      1. It is better to make Amla with with Kashayam, as stated in the article.
      2. procedure to make oil out of curry leaves is same as the procedure mentioned above. Just replace amla with curry leaves. Amla hair oil will be better for grey hair than of curry leaves.

  32. reshma says:

    Hello sir nice video….I tried yo make oil by directly adding amla powder to oil and then boil it for 10 minutes then I stained it then added little water in it say about a teaspoon bt after stirring it for 5 minutes tht oil started to splutter are there ws a mini blast which spilled the oil all over thank god there ws no injuries can u pls tell me where did I go wrong….my guess is tht I didnt take the long vessel….can u pls mention the size of the vessel where u boil the oil. Thanks

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Once you add the amla powder oil and water to the vessel, and start boiling do not ads any water or any other thing to it.
      The vessel should be bog enough so that contents do not cross half of the capacity of the vessel, ideally.
      Once after you start heating, it should be continued till total water content inside the oil completely evaporates. Any remnant water would cause spoiling of the oil.

  33. What causes dandruff? What causes localized thickening of scalp in small patches that result in itching and due to itching, come out along with hair and leave soft skin that often bursts and releases blood? Why does this condition spread to eye brows, corner of lips and around nostrils?

  34. Sreedevi says:

    Hello Doctor, Can you please suggest some good brand of amla powder which can be used in the amla oil preparation.

  35. Fatima says:

    Thank you for this lovely recipe, I was wondering, Can I use the same technique to make Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) oil for hair? If not, How would you recommend making this oil?

  36. RAMIT BAGGA says:


  37. Claudia says:

    Dear Dr J V Hebbar, can I also use a part of amla and a part of shikakai? Thank you

  38. A couple of questions: If I want to add castor oil to this mixture, would I add it in the second container with the coconut oil and 100g of amla? Also I am using an electric stove- how can I know that all the water has evaporated?

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      you can add Castor oil – 250 ml + coconut oil 250 ml in the second stage, in place of 500 ml of coconut oil.
      To know about water being completely evaporated, please read and follow “signs to observe” section in the article

      • Thank you Dr! Is this a good oil to use for premature greying of hair? For the purpose of hair fall or greying do you recommend adding castor oil or sticking to your ingredients?

        • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

          Hi, it is a good oil for premature graying as well.
          You can add 50 % of castor oil or sesame oil to it, based on your convenience. No problem.

      • In making the kashayam after reducing it from 4liters to 1 liter and the filtering, I didn’t get too much kashayam. Is this to be expected? It took 5-6 hours but the end quantity was smaller than I expected. Is this to be expected? I used coffee filters (double like you advised another commentator).

        • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

          Hi, there will be some judgement errors in deciding when exactly we reach 1 liter (from 4 liters). The Kashaya powders swell up and the bulk increases. Which gives the misconception about 1 liter.
          You will have to stop heating when you think there is still 2 liters of water left. Then, upon filtering, you will get at least 1 – 1.3 liters.
          While making the amla hair oil, you can still use the super concentrated less quantities of kashaya that you got. No problem.

      • I made khasayan using your formula reducing 4 liters to 1 liter. After filtering khasayan was a very small quantity. Is this to be expected? I thought I’d get a larger quantity after 5-6hours spent on extraction.
        Also if I boil it for an hour and have to run errands, can I turn it off and come back to continue? Is it important to do it in one continuos stretch? The whole process takes over 8 hours and most days I don’t have that kind of time in one stretch. What about the step 2 filter action, does it also have to be done right away?
        Thanks for taking the time to answer questions. It’s appreciated a great deal!!

        • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

          Hi, half part is answered in the last question. Ideally you will have to make kashayam at one go. If you cannot, you can stop heating and resume it BEFORE the Kashayam turns cold. It should be at least 50 – 60 degree celcius.
          In all Ayurvedic processes involving boiling (as in Kashayam and Taila (oils) and filtering, soon after the reduction in liquid is achieved, it is best to filter it when it is hot. This will ensure that maximum liquid volume can be extracted. If it is allowed to cool down, then the herb powders will absorb good amount of liquids leading to loss in Kashayam or herbal oil.

  39. great article..!!

  40. Nidhi Sharma says:

    Nice artical and thank you for sharing it, we really need of that kind of home made remedies for skin and hair.

    i want to know that can i use amla powder , curry leaves together with coconut oil. if yes than please let me know the procedure to making it.


    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Hi, you can use amla and curry leaves powder.
      Wherever I have mentioned amla powder, just split into to equal halves of amla powder and curry leave powders.

  41. Chandrika says:

    This is a wonderful ancient procedure you have shared with us Sir. I have 3 queries:

    1. Can I make oil with henna powder,curry leaves powder and amla powder for blackening the hair, using the procedure you mentioned above.

    2. What is the proportion of each of the 3 powders I can use for making oil in order to get best results.

    3. Does the regular usage this oil help in colouring white hair to black?


    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      1. You can.
      2. Proportion of powders can be – in equal parts, equivalent to that of amla powder, as told in the article.
      3. Yes.

  42. Hi sir, I prepare 3 tblspoon of bhingaraj powder with 1 cup of oil and heated 5 min.after i unable to filter..can u tell me the solution ? pls or is there any way to do that correctly again…

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Hi, you can do 2 improvisations.
      1. Please note that the bhringaraj powder to oil ratio should be 1:10
      2. Minimum quantity of oil to try making oil is around 500 ml.

      So, take 500 ml of oil add 50 grams of Bhringaraj powder to it, add 500 ml of water to it Boil till you get the signs that I have explained in the above article (the bringaraj paste stops making noise when put on fire etc.

  43. The time i made the Kashayam (preperationfor 10 oz of amla oil), after boiling for aprox 1,5 hours, I was left with not a liquid amla-water-mix, but a sticky paste of aml; no water whatsover.
    Could you clarify up briefly, if it is wrong that way or if I may use it.

    Thanks for sharing your knowledge!

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Hi, this problem arises when you make kashayam with fine powder of amla. Consider making another amla kashaya with boiling for just 1 hour and then filter it with cloth.

      Or if you do not want to throw the current paste, then add a little more water to it, heat it for 2 minutes and filter. – COnsider this as Kashaya.

  44. ashleigh says:


    just wondering, cause of the boiling doesnt it loose a lot of vitamins?

    thank you. .making it right now!

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      It would lose Vitamin C. But it would retain numerous other phyto-nutrients and anti oxidants.

  45. Great video, very helpful. But I would like to know exactly what basic proportions do you use? I mean proportions herbs-water in decoction, and later proportion of kalka-decoction-oil. I heard that it should be 1 part of herbs, 16 parts of water and 4 parts of oil. Recenty I’ve prepared some hair oil using 25 g amla and bhringarah powder, 4 l of water and amount of decoction after boiling was 1 liter, and mixed it with 250 ml of sesame oil and 62 g of herbal powder. And the mixture was very thick. So what proportions do you use and suggest?

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Hi, the proportion of 1:4:16 (herb:oil:decoction) is universal.
      But in some conditions, it may cause a very thick oil, especially if the herb volume is high.
      Hence, you can dilute the proportion to 1:8:16. Some other Ayurveda doctors may differ in opinion.

  46. Sir, your website is a divine gift for us. Thank you for the great work you’re doing.
    I have a request- nowadays it’s said that MNCs mix lead in kajal. Could you share a traditional ayurvedic way to make kajal at home which can make the eyes bigger/for general purposes.

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Hi, take charcoal powder – 100 grams. To it, add 5 grams of each of Triphala, turmeric and sandalwood. Add 20 – 40 ml of Triphala ghrita to it to it and make a uniform paste. Sun dry it and you can use it as Kajal. You can add many other herbs, this above one is just an example.

  47. Hello,

    Excellent article. Does it matter what kind of coconut or seaseme oil I use for this recipe? Which brand is the best for Amla powder? How frequently should i apply it?

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      It does not matter much about the kind of oil, as it is used for external application.
      Jain Amla powder is good and cost effective. Available in amazon website here –

  48. Hello,

    Excellent article. Which brand of amla powder, coconut oil and seaseme oil do you suggest? How often shall i use this process? Thanks

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Any good brands available in amazon with good reviews is good enough to use.
      This oil can be applied twice or thrice a week, if not daily.

  49. Tatiana says:

    Tell me how to make butter from fresh Amla fruits what should be the proportion? If with dry 1:4:16

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Same procedure as above. Replace coconut oil with ghee (clarified butter).

  50. upasana says:

    hi.. can you please suggest pure maahabhringraj oil recipe. i suffering huge hairfall duew to dandruff and tried many products but not satisfied.

    please revert asap.

  51. Dr noor fathima says:


  52. Hi sir,whichever oil I apply I get heat bubbles on my face and it is red for years and get marks,if I don’t apply good oils my hair fall is more and hair becomes thin and dandruff is more.can you please suggest a good remedi?

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Please use amla hair oil or just plain coconut oil. Both are coolants and hence should not cause any bubbles.

  53. Bharath says:

    Dear Sir,
    Can we use the same principles to prepare Hibiscus oil using Hibiscus flowers? I have a lot if hibiscus flowers at home .. Please kindly reply.
    Thanks in advance

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Yes, it can be done. Just replace amla with hibiscus.
      Because the flowers are tender in nature,
      for kashaya – 1 part hibiscus flowers + 5 parts water, boil and reduce to just 4 parts. Filter and use.
      The rest of the formula remains same.
      Let me know after you do that, about your experience.

  54. Ravinder Dasila says:

    Hi Dr.
    Is this oil to be used as a daily oil for hair in morning or for massaging scalp at night & then washing next morning?
    Also what kind of shampoo should be used for washing hair? Will Clinic Plus type be good or some herbal kind (like Patanjali aloevera shampoo) be used?

    Thanks for all your advices doctor!

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Hi, this can be used daily, in place of regular hair oil.

      Shampoo – Use a very mild shampoo – once or twice a week. Biotique biogreen herbal shampoo is good. Available online here –


      Use Meera herbal hair wash powder. I, myself have found excellent results with it. It is far better than the Shampoo.

      Available in amazon website here –

  55. Hosszune Marku Alexandra says:

    Dear Sir, Thank you this brilliant article. I like you also that you wrote about the principle behind the making process. Can you tell me, that it remain some C vitamin from amla in the amla oil?

  56. can the kashayam and boiling the kashayam and alma paste with coconut oil be done the same day? .If I wish to add curry leaves to the kashayam,which one is preferred curry leaves powder or fresh curry leaves?

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      1. It can be done on same day.
      2. Fresh curry leaves – cut into small pieces. If fresh leaves are not available, dry curry leaves powder is available in amazon website here

  57. Thank you very much. Can I make this using fenugreek and hibiscus powder?

  58. Can I make this using fenugreek or any other powder? Thank you so much for sharing Dr.

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