- Amla or Indian
gooseberry (Emblica officinalis) is the fruit of this deciduous tree
found mainly in India.
- Amla collectively
refers to two species of Phyllanthus, namely, P. emblica L. and P.
- Amla is a very
rich source of Vitamin C.
ascorbic acid content ranges from 1100 to 1700 mg per 100 grams
which is said to be the second highest among all the fruits, next
only to the Barbados cherry (Malpighia glabra).
- It is the
principal constituent of the famous Ayurvedic restorative tonic
called Chayavan Prash.
- Amla is grown as
an orchard crop in several parts of warmer India.
- Amla has been
raised successfully in arid, semiarid, coastal and warm temperature
- Amla has been
identified as a good alternative wasteland crop apart from sapota,
mango, acid lime and sweet oranges.
- Amla oil is
prepared from dried Amla berries which have been soaked in coconut
oil for several days in order to extract the oil soluble vitamins
from the fruit.
- Amla fruit is
meticulously processed 21 times in the juice of Amla, exactly as
laid down in the ancient texts, to make our ReGen Vitality
- Amla oil has a
long history of use as an aid for improving the health of hair and
scalp. In fact, it is one of the world's oldest, natural hair
- The dried Amla
fruit is useful in the treatment of Hemorrhage, diarrhea, and
- Amla also helps
to prevent respiratory disorders such as common cold, bronchitis,
and other respiratory tract infections. The high content of vitamin
C helps to boost the functioning of the immune system of the body
and thereby helps in preventing a wide range of diseases.
- Amla is
included in most of the ayurvedic tonics as a general ingredient.
Amla also helps in improving body weight.
- Amla is proving a
useful tool in the fight against cancer.
- According to an
association, there is a wide gap in the price of fresh amla. The
fruit was quoting almost ten times more in the South than in the
North.While it was offered for Rs 400 per quintal in North India,
the price ranged between Rs 3,000/quintal to Rs 4,000/quintal in the
- Government and
non-government agencies in India are undertaking efforts to educate
collectors to avoid damaging their economic future by encouraging
development of plantations of amla trees that are devoted
specifically to yielding raw materials for medicinal products.
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