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Small, yellow, edible fruit of the deciduous Phyllanthus emblica tree. Also known as Indian gooseberry or amalaki. Native to India, could be considered one of the most medicinal plants used in Ayurvedic medicine. It is very rich in vitamin C (30% more than oranges). Contains many minerals, tannins, polyphenols, flavonoids,...
- Small, yellow, edible fruit of the deciduous Phyllanthus emblica tree.
- Also known as Indian gooseberry or amalaki. Native to India, could be considered one of the most medicinal plants used in Ayurvedic medicine.
- It is very rich in vitamin C (30% more than oranges).
- Contains many minerals, tannins, polyphenols, flavonoids, as well as phytochemicals, calcium, phosphorus, iron, carotene, and vitamin B complex.
- 200 times the antioxidant content of blueberries!
- Ayurvedic uses include anti-inflammatory effects on joints, fever reduction, heart strengthening, control of blood sugar, treatment of urinary tract infections, improving eyesight, strengthening bones, teeth, and nails, relieving constipation, treating insomnia, improving fertility, detoxifying and supporting liver health, and boosting the immune system.
- Tastes sour, bitter, and astringent.
Suggested Use: Add to water, coconut water, juice or smoothies. Mix with yogurt or berries or in healthy deserts. An amla paste can be made by mixing the powder with water, and it can be applied topically on the skin as a mask or on hair.
Storage: Store in a cool, dark, dry place.
Safety: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using any herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
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