Phyllanthus emblica, also known as Emblica officinalis, is a fruit-bearing tree in the family Euphorbiaceae. It is commonly referred to as Dhatri or ‘nurse’ in Sanskrit, Amlika in Hindi, Nelli in Tamil, and Indian Gooseberry in English. The fruit of this tree is highly valued for its medicinal properties and is used in Ayurvedic medicine to treat a variety of ailments.

The fruit is known for its high vitamin C content and is used in traditional medicine to treat various ailments such as respiratory infections and skin disorders. In addition, the tree is also valued for its timber and is used in construction and furniture making.

Health Benefits

Amalaki fruit paste mixed with fermented rice water are used to treat nosebleeds.

In Coronary heart disease, specifically Amalaki can be supplemented with Arjuna or non-Indian botanicals like Hawthorn, as well as combined with Guggulu to address dyslipidemia.

When taken alongside Guduci, Katuka, and Bhunimba, Amalaki plays a significant role in the treatment of hepatitis and cirrhosis.

Moreover, Amalaki is a crucial herbal remedy to consider for safeguarding the body against the harmful consequences of chemotherapy and radiation in conventional cancer treatments.

By Velu

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