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Amla a medium to large sized deciduous tree with small leaves, is scientifically known as Emblica Officinalis is one of the precious gifts of nature to mankind. It is probably the richest known source of Vitamin C. The fruit pulp contains as much as 600 mg. of vitamin per 100 gm., nearly twenty times as much as in orange juice. The fruit is nearly spherical or globular, slightly broader than long, and with small, shallow, conical depressions at either end of its longitudinal axis, especially at the place of attachment of the stalk. Normally the fruit is 18 to 25 mm wide at the middle and 15 to 20 mm along the longitudinal axis.
Amla is indigenous to India. It has been used as a valuable ingredient of various medicines in India and the Middle East from time immemorial.
The tree is cultivated very widely in India; in fact it is being done at very large scale in some states of the country.
Amla is highly nutritious and is an important dietary source of Vitamin C, minerals and amino acids. The edible fruit tissue contains protein concentration 3-fold and ascorbic acid concentration 160-fold compared to that of the apple. The fruit also contains considerably higher concentration of most minerals and amino acids
It is a rich source of vitamin ‘C’ which gets assimilated in the human system easily and quickly and is as such utilized for treating scrubby, pulmonary tuberculosis. The fruit contains up to 720 mg/100g of fresh pulp and 921 mg/100cc of pressed juice. This is approximately 20 times the vitamin C content of an orange. Awalaki fruit has, in fact, been used successfully to treat human scurvy. It is also effective in the treatment of Amlapitta (peptic ulcer), as well as in non-ulcer dyspepsia.
It is an ingredient in several important medicinal preparations including Triphala (“three fruits”), a laxative and carminative, and the famous Chyawanaprash, a general tonic for people of all ages, which improves mental and physical well being. The fruit is commonly used in the treatment of burning sensation anywhere in the body, anorexia, constipation, urinary discharges, inflammatory bowels, cough, hemorrhoids, fever, thirst, and toxicity of the blood. The juice of the fresh bark mixed with honey and turmeric is given in gonorrhea. Acute bacillary dysentery may be treated with syrup of amalaki and lemon juice.