Phyllanthus Emblica History:
Amla, or phyllanthus emblica, is an edible fruit grown on a tree also referred to as Amla. There are many other names for the fruit including emblic myrobalan and Indian gooseberry. This fruit has been highly esteemed for its restorative properties throughout history.
Amla has many uses, from shampoos and hair oils to the production of ink and dyes. It was even used to reduce the greatness in one's hair.
Phyllanthus Emblica Uses
For centuries, Amla was revered for its medicinal purposes, and used to treat a variety of disorders such as cough diabetes, anemia, jaundice, gastrointestinal upset, cardiac disease, fevers, and skin maladies. In Ayurveda, it is considered a cooling fruit, thought to remove excess heat and inflammation from the body. It was traditionally mixed with other fruits to create a tonic called, Chyavanprash. This was used to ward off illness during winter months and support healthy brain function. The fruit has one of the highest levels of Vitamin C known. It is also quite high in antioxidants, known to scavenge free radicals and neutralize them.
Research indicates that Amla may also have anti-cancer qualities by helping to reduce cancer growth. The fruit may also help regulate blood sugar, help to reduce cholesterol, and support healthy digestion.