Fenugreek and Amla: 2 Ayurvedic herbs with amazing benefits for your natural hair

Ayurvedic herbs have been used for over 5,000 years in natural medicine in India and in my previous article I discussed the benefits of these herbs

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Fenugreek and Amla are two important herbs that I use in my Ayurvedic hair care regimen to grow my hair and treat scalp conditions such as dry and itchy scalp.

Fenugreek or Methi

Fenugreek seeds

Fenugreek is an herb used in Indian cuisine as a condiment just like curry. It is used in Ayurvedic medicine for the treatment of skin conditions and various digestive problems.

It is mostly available in the form of seeds and powder and can also be taken as supplements.  It is recommended to lactating mothers as it increases the production of breast milk.

Benefits of Fenugreek

  • Fenugreek is used to prevent hair loss. Studies show that fenugreek is a DHT blocker. DHT is the hormone responsible for testosterone. High levels of testosterone can lead to Androgenic alopecia, also known as male or female pattern baldness. fenugreek work to effectively 
  • Restores shine and luster to  hair 
  • Promote hair regrowth
  • Smoothes hair and make it easy to detangle
  • Strengthens the hair roots
  • Relieves from dandruff, scalp irritation and eczema

Fenugreek is one of my favorite Ayurvedic herbs for creating my homemade hair recipes for hair growth. It has transformed my fine, high porosity dry hair into strong and thick natural hair.

It can be used to create a paste as a base for many DIY hair care recipes. Want to know how to make fenugreek paste? Watch the video below.



Amla -Indian gooseberry

Amla or Amalaki also known as Indian gooseberry is a small round fruit native to Southeast Asia. It is rich in iron, vitamin C and antioxidants. No wonder it is considered as a powerful immune strengthener! 

Benefits of Amla

  • Cleanses the scalp
  • Conditions the hair 
  • Treats dandruff and dry scalp
  • Reduces premature graying of hair
  • Prevents frizzy hair
  • Promotes hair growth
  • Strengthens hair
  • Reduces inflammation of the scalp

I add Amla to my hair care routine to create a deep conditioner to nourish and moisturize my hair.

Here is how:

Fenugreek and Amla deep conditioner Recipe

DIY fenugreek and Amla deep conditioner

You can use Fenugreek seeds or the powder to create this recipe. I have chosen to use the powder as it is easier to make. 


2 cups of warm water

2 tbsps of fenugreek powder

2 tbsps of Amla powder

4 tbsps of coconut milk

2 tbsps of Olive oil or Avocado oil

1 tbsp of raw honey


Start by mixing the fenugreek powder with warm water to form a smooth paste, then add the Amla powder. Make sure to mix well. Now add your tablespoon of honey, coconut milk, olive oil or avocado oil and mix again until you get a very smooth paste..

You can apply this hair growth remedy to your hair after washing. Cover with a shower cap or a deep conditioning cap. Leave it in for about 30 minutes and then rinse thoroughly with water. Your hair will thank you and you should see results in as little as two weeks. 

You can use this deep conditioner twice a month. This strengthening and nourishing deep conditioner defines your curls and keeps them healthy.

Disclaimer: The information on this website is for educational purposes only and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Consult your physician before using Ayurvedic herbs.

Let me know in the comments how you use Fenugreek and Amla. Interested in more homemade recipes, don’t forget to download these awesome Ayurvedic recipes!

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