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Indian Gooseberry’ or Amla/Aonla

A Powerful Superfood with endless benefits…

Gooseberry is known in various names like Dhatri, Amlaki, Adiphala in Sanskrit, Amla, Amlika, Aonla in Hindi, Nelli, Malanelli in Tamil, Amalakkamu, Usirikai in Telegu, Amalak, Bettadanelli in Kannada, Amlaki in Bengali precisely. In English it’s called Indian gooseberry, Embelic

Amla is one of the most celebrated herbs in the Indian traditional medicine system indigenous to tropical Southeast Asia, particularly central and southern India. Amla is becoming increasingly well known for its unusually high levels of Vitamin C, which is resistant to storage and heat damage when used in cooking. It is used as an Anti-scorbutic (related to Scurvy and Vitamin-C Deficient diseases), diuretic, laxative, antibiotic and anti-dysenteric to treat diverse ailments. Phyllemblin, is an active ingredient obtained from the fresh fruit pulp has many fold effects including adrenaline secretion and human nervous system.

Amla is native to India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and some part of Malaysia. In India, Amla was mostly found in Uttar Pradesh (UP). Pratapgarh town in UP is known as the, ’Amla City’ of India for its vast production. Gooseberries are edible fruits of the gooseberry bush that are grown in many parts of the world with Indonesia being the world's top gooseberry producing country and India being third.

Botanical name: Emblica officinalis Gaertn.

Family: Phyllanthus emblica

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