Amla or Indian gooseberry a, powerhouse of nutrients is a deciduous tree of the family Phyllanthaceae. The fruit has excessive use in Aurveda for prepration of medicines. Chyawanprash is an Ayurvedic health supplement which is made up of a Aamla, super-concentrated blend of nutrient-rich herbs, is meant to restore drained reserves of life force, and to preserve strength, stamina, and vitality, while stalling the course of aging. In the Buddhist tradition there are many references to the fruit. Half an amalaka fruit was the final gift to the Buddhist sangha by the great Indian emperor Ashoka. Ripening in autumn, the berries are harvested by hand after climbing to upper branches bearing the fruits. There are three main varieties of amla in India. The three sub-varieties are Chaikaya amla, Francis amla and Banarasi amala.
The taste of Indian emblic is sour, bitter and astringent, and it is quite fibrous. The amla fruit is eaten raw or cooked into various dishes, such as Amla juce, dal, Pickle, chutney, kandies, and amle ka murabbah, (a sweet dish made by soaking the berries in sugar syrup). These fruits contain high amounts vitamin C, and have a bitter taste that may derive from a high density of ellagitannins, such as emblicanin A , emblicanin B (33%) , punigluconin (12%), and pedunculagin (14%). Amla also contains punicafolin, phyllanemblin other polyphenols, such as flavonoids, kaempferol, ellagic acid, and gallic acid. Nutrients found amla helps the body recover from illness, boost immune function, reduce several risk factors for heart disease, including cholesterol, triglyceride, and blood pressure levels, as well as inflammationp, Purifies bloods, upport liver health, help digestive issues, including GERD, diarrhea, and stomach ulcers, , improving skin and hair health, reducing the risk of respiratory ailments.