Phyllanthus emblica, a member of the Phyllanthaceae family, goes by many names including Indian gooseberry, Amalaki, and Myrobalan. Native to India, this fruit is one of the most important botanical remedies in the Ayurvedic and Tibetan materia medica. Amla translates as sour in the Hindi language. zIt is the primary flavor of the plum-like fruits which contain vitamin C and a host of other antioxidant compounds. They are considered a primary “rasayana”, according to Ayurvedic philosophy, and are able to rejuvenate the body and believed to extend life when consumed on a regular basis.

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