Alma Fruit, also known as Amalaki or just Alma, is a light green & yellow colour, round in shape fruit. It is found normally in Indian subcontinent and it is also cultivated in India.
- Amla fruit to use in treatments as medicine.
- Amla herb is also used in many Hair dyes, Shampoo, Detergents and Laxative products apart from its herbal treatment uses.
- Amla (Amalaki) is the richest natural source of Vitamin C, alkaloids, Enzymes, Tannin. Amla is known for its adaptogenic properties to improve immunity of body.
- Amla also has natural bio flavonoids. It is the most used herb among all herbs in Ayurvedic medicine system. Like gold is the most valuable in all minerals, Amla is in Ayurvedic herbs. Amla also retains most of its vitamin content even in dried form.
- Amla contains high amounts of vitamin C (ascorbic acid), more then 445mg per 100g of pulp. This is around 20 times more then the vitamin C found in Orange juice. Amla contains high concentration of many minerals (also zinc, copper, chromium) & amino acids, more then found in Apple.
Indian gooseberry is taken by mouth for high cholesterol, “hardening of the arteries” (atherosclerosis), diabetes, pain and swelling of the pancreas (pancreatitis), cancer,upset stomach, eye problems, joint pain, diarrhea, bloody diarrhea (dysentery),osteoarthritis, obesity, and “organ restoration.” It is also used to kill germs and reduce pain and swelling caused by the body’s reaction to injury or illness (inflammation).
Amla fruit seems LIKELY SAFE for most people when consumed in amounts found in foods. Ayurvedic formulations containing Amla fruit have been linked to liver damage. But, it’s not clear if taking Amla fruit alone might have these effects.
None are currently recorded.
Aamalaki, Amalaki, Amblabaum, Amla, Amla Berry, Aonla, Aovla, Arbre de Malacca, Arbre Myrobolan, Dhatriphala, Emblic, Emblica, Emblica officinalis, Emblic Myrobalan, Groseille à Maquereau Indienne, Groseille Indienne, Groseillier de Ceylan, Grosella de la India, Indian-Gooseberry, Mirobalano, Myrobalan Emblic, Mirobalanus embilica, Neli, Phyllanthus emblica, Yu Gan Zi
Source: WebMD, http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-784-indian%20gooseberry.aspx?activeingredientid=784&activeingredientname=indian%20gooseberry