Amla is a deciduous tree of the family Phyllanthaceae. It is an edible fruit and is cultivated majorly for its medicinal purposes and consumption in all parts of India, especially south India.It is a small sized plant with spreading branches. The fruit, also known as Indian gooseberry, is acclaimed for its unique nutritional and rejuvenating properties. It has a high tannins content making it suitable for hair and skin products. Amla is said to be the excellent source of vitamin C. The fruit is used for its tonic purposes and said to reduce signs of ageing & skin pigmentation. It is also used as an antioxidant, immunity booster, liver detoxifier. In paste format it can be used as a substitute for soap as a hair and skin care product.
- Rasa (taste): Panch rasa (sour, astringent, sweet, bitter and pungent)
- Veerya (nature): Sheeta or cooling
- Vipaka (taste developed through digestion):Madhura or sweet
- Guna (qualities): Guru, Sheeta or Heavy & cool
- Doshas (effect on humors): quietens all three doshas: vata, kapha, pitta, and is especially effective for pitta
Amla (Emblica officinalis) Extract Tannins 40% by UV
Common Name Amla Botanical Name Embellica officinalis Standardization 40% Tannins Test Method UV Part Used Fruits Application Rasayan & Anti-Oxidant