Amla (Phyllanthus emblica) Dried Fruits
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Botanical name: Phyllanthus emblica (synonym, Emblica officinalis).
Common names: Amla, Amala, Indian gooseberry, Amritphala (the fruit of heaven, nectar of heaven), and Amalaki.
The juice of the fruit is both sweet and sour at the same time. According to Indian folk-belief, chewing on the dried fruit for a while and then taking a sip of water brings a subjective feeling of natural calm.
Amla fruit is found wild all over the sub-Himalayan forests. It is sacred to Hindus and is the fruit offered to Lord Shiva; one of the main deities of Hinduism. Amla along is considered to be an emblem of fertility and all parts of this tree have found use in traditional Indian folk-medicine. Due to its association with Lord Shiva, who is worshipped to overcome fear, Indian folklore ascribes the Amla tree with fearlessness.
Amla is a dietary source of vitamin C and minerals and is referred to in ancient texts as the best herb to promote healthy aging.* Ayurveda's most regarded fruit is also one of its most popular; the fruit paste is a major ingredient of Chavyanprash, a widely used Ayurvedic tonic with the texture of a thick marmalade, and the fruit powder is used topically in washes for the hair and finds extensive use in hair oils.
If using prescription medications, seek the advice of a health care professional before using this product. Not to be taken during pregnancy or if breastfeeding. Not for use by persons under the age of 18 years. Keep out of reach of children.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to cure, treat, diagnose, or prevent any disease.