Amla Whole

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  • Phyllanthus emblica
  • Origin: India
Amla Whole


Common Name

Standardized: amla
Other: emblic myrobalan, amalaki, Indian gooseberry

Botanical Name

Phyllanthus emblica L.
Plant Family: Euphorbiaceae


Emblica officinalis


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.

Parts Used

Dried fruit with seeds removed.

Typical Preparations

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.
We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.

This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. For educational purposes only.