Amla / Emblica Officinalis / Indian Gooseberry
Properties /Uses : Amla or Emblica Officinalis is a natural, effective antioxidant with the richest natural source of Vitamin C. Amla is one of the most frequently used of the Ayurvedic herbs. It is the fruit of Phyllanthus emblica, also called Emblica officinalis. Indian gooseberry is considered to be a wonder herb and one of the precious gifts of nature to man.
The fruit is either used in its fresh form for extraction of Vitamin C or taken for extraction after de-seeding and shade drying to obtain maximum tannins.Amla protects cells against free radical damage and provides antioxidant protection. It is also used in the treatment of skin disorders, respiratory infections, and premature aging
Amla is useful in hemorrhage, diarrhea, dysentery, and has therapeutic value in treating diabetes while it also has anti-bacterial and astringent properties that help prevent infection and help in the healing of ulcers
The product is sometimes used as a laxative to relieve constipation in piles
Indian gooseberry is an accepted hair tonic in traditional recipes for enriching hair growth and pigmentation. Indian gooseberry is used in various ways in Indian recipe.
The dried fruit of Terminalia chebula, Emblica officinalis and Terminalia bellerica has been used in Ayurvedic formulation under the term TRIPHALA in different form like Pills, Powder, etc. for over centuries.