Amla, Phyllanthus emblica
|Botanical Name||Emblica officinalis|
Ayurveda's most popular fruit is also one of its most effective. Literally every part of the Amla tree is used in Ayurveda. Dried fruit is sour, the flowers are cooling, and the bark is a bit pungent.
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.
Amla is the richest source of Vitamin C and is most known for being healthy for skin, bones and hair. Amla powder and oil are used traditionally in Ayurvedic applications for the treatment of scalp.
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