Can I purchase Amla in a local grocery store or pharmacy?

Indian gooseberry or Indian gooseberry is a fruit. It belongs to the family Euphorbiaceae and is botanically referred to as Emblica officinalis. It is easily available in fruit shops. It is also seen in big supermarkets. The fruit has numerous functions. It is used in a variety of cosmetics, such as shampoos, dyes, oils and conditioners.

The fruit is dried and used as a digestive. It is also used as a mordant in fabric dyeing, due to its increased tannin content. They are excellent sources of vitamin C and are eaten s such. They are made into pickles and murabbas. It is referred to as a cooling fruit, reducing the heat of the body. It is also helpful in alleviating asthma, vision enhancement, hair growth, cognitive development and rejuvenation of the body. It is considered healthy for the hair and adds sheen to the hair.

It is also effective in the treatment of jaundice, bronchitis, haemorrhage, jaundice, diabetes and dyspepsia. Major nutrients namely protein and carbohydrate are provided. Minerals, dietary fibre and vitamins are also present. Vitamin C in indian gooseberry dilates the blood vessels, thereby decreasing hypertension. Gallic acid in indian gooseberry is a poly phenol. It is also used to treat scurvy.

answered by Dr C

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