Latin name- Emblica officinalis
English name - Indian Gooseberry Emblic myrobalan, Amalaki
Indian name - Amla
Introduction - Amla is one of the most often used herb in Ayurveda- traditional Indian system of health. . It has a reputation as a powerful rejuvenating herb. The Amla fruit is reputed to have the highest content of vitamin C of any natural occurring substances in nature. 8.75 mg of natural vitamin C complex from Amla is equivalent to 100 mg of the most commonly used synthetic vitamin C. Amla possesses the highest level of heat and storage stable vitamin C known to man. Amla possesses the highest level of heat and storage stable vitamin C known to man.
Plant Description: Amla is a medium-sized deciduous tree with gray bark and reddish wood which successfully grows in variable agro-climatic and soil conditions. Amla leaves are feathery, linear oblong in shape and smell like lemon. The flowers are greenish yellow in color which starts appearing in the beginning of spring season.
Chemical Constituents: The major chemical constituents of Amla are Phyllemblin, Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C), Gallic acid, Tannins, and Pectin etc.
Parts Used: Fresh Fruit, Dried fruit, the nut or seed, leaves, root, bark and flowers. Ripe fruits used generally fresh, dry also used.
Dosage: Amla Juice- 20 to 30 ml per day, Amla Powder- 3-6 grams per day.