Other: emblic myrobalan, amalaki, Indian gooseberry
Phyllanthus emblica L.
Plant Family: Euphorbiaceae
Fruit with seeds removed.
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.
Dried fruit, without seeds, milled into powder.
Usually taken as capsules or a powder.
The high tannin content also makes amla an excellent fixative for dyes, leading to its frequent incorporation into inks.
No known precautions.
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