Folk name: Indian Gooseberry
Indian gooseberry is a tree that grows in India, the Middle East, and some southeast Asian countries. Indian gooseberry has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years. Today people still use the fruit of the tree to make medicine.
Indian gooseberry is most commonly used for high cholesterol, abnormal levels of cholesterol or blood fats (dyslipidemia), and persistent heartburn. It is also used for diarrhea, nausea, and cancer, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
Phyllanthus emblica is a small deciduous tree native to India. Amla produces small fruits that are bitter, astringent, and sour. Also called Indian gooseberry or amlaki, the fruits are employed for their beneficial and nutritious qualities. For centuries, amla has been utilized in Ayurveda as a tonic herb and in herbal formulations. Our whole amla berry is seedless and can be steeped as tea or extracted.
Amla, or Indian gooseberry, is the fruit of a small to medium-sized deciduous tree native to India. The berries are greenish yellow with a fibrous inner texture. Harvested in autumn by hand, they have a sour, bitter, and astringent taste. In Hinduism, the amla tree is considered sacred to the goddess Lakshmi. A much-beloved staple of traditional Ayurvedic medicine, amla is considered a cooling pitta herb. The high tannin content also makes amla an excellent fixative for dyes, leading to its frequent incorporation into inks. Our whole amla is the dried fruit with seeds removed.