According to some sources, the plant is native to India whereas other sources claim that it is na...
According to some sources, the plant is native to India whereas other sources claim that it is native to the tropical regions of Southeast Asia, including southern and central areas of Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Mascarene Islands, and southern regions of China. Amla, scientifically known as Emblica officinalis and Phyllanthus emblica, is a deciduous tree that can grow anywhere from a little over 3 feet to over 26 feet in height. The plant has a very long history of use for medicinal purposes, particularly in India where it is commonly referred to as Amla tree. It is also characterized by its fruit, which is edible and is believed to offer various health benefits. Indian gooseberry is another common name of Emblica officinalis.
Parts Used: Fruit Certified Organic Country of Origin: India
Benefits and Uses
Inflammation of the eyes
As a source of vitamin C
Certain amino acids
Amla has long been prized for its immune-modulating and rejuvenating properties. It has also been used for issues of the eyes, digestion, regulating bowel movements, boosting strength, and stimulating hair growth. The herb has also been believed to help strengthen the heart, enhance intellect, help with liver issues, and urine anomalies.
Several scientific studies have confirmed the herb’s antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antimutagenic, adaptogenic, immunomodulatory, and gastroprotective properties. It is also widely used for digestive issues and foul sores. Various parts of amla tree are also used in hair and skin care products.
In old times, wood-cutters in Southeast Asia used the amla fruit to avoid and quench thirst; it stimulates the production of saliva. Amla fruits are also eaten and used for culinary purposes in Southeast Asian countries.
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