This tropical tree reaches 8-18 meters in height. It has gray bark and reddish wood and produces small fruits, which ripen in autumn. All parts of the plant are used in various Ayurvedic herbal applications.
Common Name: Amla
Botanical Name: Emblica officinalis
Other names: Amalaki, Indian Gooseberry
Growing Area: Native to India
Nutrients & Applications:
Amla is helpful for a variety of digestive problems, regeneration of cells and is well known for its antibacterial and antioxidant
properties. It supports a healthy heart and promotes good blood circulation as well as nourishes the brain and improving mental functions. Fortifying for the liver and helpful for anemia, Amla is excellent for helping to flush out toxins.
An aid for the respiratory system, it is also known to be for fertility and healthy blood sugar levels. Amla is also useful in the
cosmetic industry due to being an excellent moisturizer and promoting healthy luster on the skin, hair and nails. Amla reportedly also improves eyesight.
Amla is highly nutritious and contains the most concentrated form of vitamin C found in the plant kingdom. Its tannins also help even dried forms of Amla to retain most of its vitamin content. Amla is also high in chromium, zinc and copper.