Amla, also known as Indian gooseberry, is a fruit-bearing tree that is native to India and other parts of Southeast Asia. It belongs to the family Phyllanthaceae and is known for its sour and tangy taste, as well as its potential health benefits. The tree is small to medium in size, reaching 1–8 m in height.
It is arguably the most important medicinal plant in the Indian traditional system of medicine, the Ayurveda. Various parts of the plant are used to treat a range of diseases, but the most important is the fruit. The fruit is used either alone or in combination with other plants to treat many ailments.
- The Amla fruit plant is a medium-sized deciduous tree that can grow up to 25 meters tall.
- It has a crooked trunk and spreading branches, and its leaves are small and feathery.
- The Amla fruit is small, round, and greenish-yellow in color.
- It has a hard seed in the center and is known for its sour and tangy taste.
- Rich in Vitamin C
- Antioxidant Properties
- Digestive Health
- Anti-inflammatory Effects
- Blood Sugar Control
- Improves Skin Health
- Improves Hair Health