5 Top Benefits Of Amla Murabba For Hair, Skin & Health

Amla murabba also called as amla ka murabba in Hindi has amazing health benefits. Amla also called as Indian goose berries have wonderful health benefits and uses. I know that I am repeating myself as I have already written about the health benefits of amla but the benefits of amla can’t be emphasized enough.

Amlas are one of the the richest source of vitamin C and it is also rich in vitamin A, calcium and magnesium. I have always loved trying different recipes using amlas and this amla murabba is one of my favorites. This amla murabba is more like a sweet and if you get the consistency of the syrup right right, it stores quite well.

Especially if you have a sweet tooth, I would suggest eating one of these amla murabbas instead of packaged sweets that are high in preservatives. The traditional method calls for boiling the amlas in water and then discarding the nutrient rich water, I prefer to steam them.

Amla Murabba Health Benefits:

1. Natural Tonic:

Amla murabba acts like a natural tonic to the body and greatly helps increase our immunity. It is also very good for our eyes and helps prevent fatigue. If you are prone to catching cold and flu often, try to increase the intake of vitamin C rich foods like amla in your diet. Though not as effective as fresh amla, amla murabba is also good for improving immunity.

2. Aids Digestion:

Amla murabba is rich in natural fiber so it helps prevent constipation and aids in digestion. Encouraging children to eat amlas is one of the best ways to prevent anemia as the vitamin C in amlas help in better iron absorption. Instead of processed junk food and sweets encourage them to consume traditional sweets like amla murabba.

3. Good For Pregnant Women:

Even pregnant women can eat amla murabba and it is very good both for the baby and the mother. But make this murabba with jaggery for pregnant women. I have a small request, since in India it is a common practice to take sweets for the pregnant women, I would suggest taking healthy, homemade traditional sweets like these instead of store bought sweets that are high in trans fats.

4. Good For Hair & Skin

Amla murabba is very good for both hair and skin as it prevents anemia and if you are not a diabetic, try consuming one amla murabba everyday. Amla is full of antioxidants, many don’t like the taste of fresh amla for them amla murabba is a good alternative.

5. Treats Acidity:

Amla murabba is also good for treating acidity in the stomach as it has a soothing effect. I have made this recipe with regular white sugar as children tend to prefer it with regular sugar but once they get to like the taste, slowly switch over to jaggery as it increases the nutrient value of amla murabba…

How To Make Amla Murabba At Home?

 METHOD:
1. Take the amlas, wash them well and prick all over with a fork.

2. Steam the amlas in a steamer, I used my idli maker for steaming them.

3. When you insert a knife, it should go in without any resistance.

3. Heat the sugar with little water till it reaches 2 string consistency.

4. Once it reaches the string consistency, add the amlas and boil for 10 minutes along with little saffron. Switch off, wait for the syrup to cool and store.

5. You don’t have to follow this step if you have made a smaller batch: If you are making a large batch, remove the amlas from the syrup and then heat the syrup till it reaches 2 to 3 string consistency again along with little saffron and pour over the amlas, cool and store.

 NOTES:

  • Try using fresh firm amlas for this murabba.
  • The string consistency is very very important.
  • After adding amlas the syrup tends to get a bit runny, but it does not spoil for a week (Usually it gets over in my house by then). But when you make large batches boiling the syrup again increases the shelf life greatly.
  • Make sure to use dry spoon for taking the amlas else they will spoil sooner.

27 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    July 10, 2015 / 4:21 pm

    Ramya can you also post remedies on pest control. Like ants and bugs if they are available to you. We have some pumpkin and beans growing here but all infested with ants and some bugs. So natural remedies would be useful. Ekta. Since you stay in a village and are organic, these remedies must be available to you aplenty. It would be a good topic too. Bless you.

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      July 15, 2015 / 4:41 am

      Sure Ekta, I will try posting them sooner…

  2. Sangeetha Menon
    July 12, 2015 / 4:23 am

    I remember eating jaggery laden amlas when I go home. I will definitely try this method as well.

  3. Anonymous
    July 25, 2015 / 8:56 pm

    I never knew Amlas can be had this way tooo.. Will definitely ask my mom to make it.. 😄 And Your articles are all so nice.. I have tried the henna hair oil and free tea rinse from ur blog… And I could see the new softness in my hair.. And some new hairs coming.. Thanks to u for the recipes.. Kudos!! 😄

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      January 19, 2017 / 3:11 pm

      I am so glad you find the blog useful….:)

  4. Anonymous
    August 6, 2015 / 8:35 am

    Ramya, daiy i met ( after 6 PM ) many frogs in my house verandah. can u suggest any remedy for control these frogs.

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      August 18, 2015 / 5:29 pm

      Mix vasambu powder in water and sprinkle, vasambu is a very good insecticide and repellent…

  5. Mini
    October 22, 2015 / 2:40 am

    Hi, will you please post the exact way to go about when substituting sugar with jaggery…would appreciate that. ThanksMini

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      October 27, 2015 / 5:03 pm

      Hi Mini, follow the same method for making the amla murabba but instead of regular sugar substitute jaggery. But make sure to strain the jaggery syrup to remove any dirt and keep a close watch for the string consistency. Try and let me know how it comes out for you….

  6. Anonymous
    November 12, 2015 / 8:06 am

    what's 2 string?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      November 19, 2015 / 3:47 pm

      When we take the sugar syrup and test it between the thumb and forefinger, it should form two strings…….

  7. Anonymous
    January 29, 2016 / 5:59 pm

    Madam, What about the seed in the Amla. Should we remove it or leave it?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      March 5, 2016 / 1:55 pm

      I have left the seeds intact in this recipe, we can remove the seeds while eating the amla murabba..

  8. Anonymous
    March 27, 2016 / 8:30 am

    Read so many things and was impressedI had beautiful thick hair which now have become very thin and life less.Could you please suggest some thing that will really make a difference for better.I am a working woman aged 50.

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      May 14, 2016 / 5:34 am

      I would suggest getting oil massage and using hair packs like fenugreek hair mask (recipe in the blog) regularly, it will strengthen the hair roots and condition the hair really well. Also try taking supplements and reducing stress. With regular use you notice positive difference very quickly…

  9. Anonymous
    April 19, 2016 / 12:50 pm

    Mam kya mujhe bta skte hai ki amla murabba baalo ke liye kaise beneficial hai ki kaise iske regular use seh hair ki growth + regrowth gone lagti hai( kitne time meh iska asar dikhna shuru hoh jaata hai )

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      June 4, 2016 / 6:06 am

      I don't understand Hindi, can you please translate what you wrote in English?

  10. brindha
    June 14, 2016 / 12:05 pm

    Hi Ramya akka. Superb receipe. What is the shell time of this receipe?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      June 17, 2016 / 5:44 am

      Hi Brindha, How are you? If the string consistency is correct, amla murabba should store well for about 2 to 3 weeks. If in doubt you can always store it in the refrigerator. In our house it gets over very fast 🙂

    • brindha
      June 17, 2016 / 2:20 pm

      Fine akka.Thank u Hope u r fine too 🙂 Soon i will try this recipe and say my feedback.

  11. Think Freedom
    August 28, 2016 / 5:42 pm

    How much water to put in sugar for sugar syrup

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      August 29, 2016 / 3:09 pm

      I don't measure the water, I just add little water till it covers the sugar. If you add too much water you will have to boil it longer to get the string consistency…

  12. Priya
    December 3, 2016 / 5:15 am

    very nice post.. i am really impresssed.. good work Mrs.Ramya.. Go ahead..My son had wheezing, now he is bit ok with thoothuvalai juice. Thank you so much..

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      January 19, 2017 / 2:49 pm

      Dear Priya, I am very glad your son is better and thank you for taking your time to comment….

  13. Muhammad atif
    January 16, 2017 / 5:34 am

    how to use Amla murabba on hair?? and what the benefit

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      January 19, 2017 / 3:08 pm

      You can't use amla murabba on hair but consuming it internally will greatly benefit hair, skin and health as it is rich in nutrients……

  14. Affan Pervez
    March 2, 2017 / 10:22 pm

    Great post. I have 2 questions. 1. Is the sugar syrup also meant to be consumed or is it only a preservative for Amlas? 2. What is the best time to consume this murabba?

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