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What do you know about the herbal plant Emblica Officinalis OR GOOSEBERRY OR AMLA?

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Asked by Lavanya, 05 Feb '10 12:54 pm
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Emblica Officinalis OR GOOSEBERRY OR AMLA
Common names of this tree include amalaka in Sanskrit,aavalaa in Marathi, amla in Hindi, amlaki() in Bengali language, nellikka () inMalayalam, nellikkai )) in Tamil and Kannada, usiri ) in Telugu,amala in Nepali, ma kham pom in Thai, and mak kham bom in Lao.
Uses : It is Aperient, Carminative, Diuretic, Aphrodasiac, Laxative, Astringent and Refrigerant. It is the richest known source of vitamin 'C'. It is useful in anaemia, jaundice, dyspepcia, haemorrhage disorders, diabetes, asthama and bronchitis. It cures insomnia and is healthy for hair.
Indian gooseberry has undergone preliminary research, demonstrating in vitro antiviral and antimicrobial properties. There is preliminary evidence in vitro that its extracts induce apoptosis and modify gene expression in osteoclasts involved in rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis.Experimental preparations of leaves, bark or fruit have shown potential efficacy against laboratory models of disease, s ...more
Answered by Josna, 05 Feb '10 12:57 pm

 
  
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Aamla retains its original properties even after a cook and/or sun dry
Answered by Praveen Kapur, 07 Feb '10 12:49 am

 
  
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Emblica officinalis fruit is the richest source of ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) and is consumed as such or by making pickles. There is another plant in the same family and a herb (Phyllanthus niriri) which too has tiny fruits situated below the leaves; called under emblica in common parlance. This is the best available plant remedy for jaundice and similar liver ailments. Emblica lacks this property. Emblia is used to cool the brain making a paste with water and applying over the head.
Answered by Arakuzha Ramachandran, 05 Feb '10 03:50 pm

 
  
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Amla is used for hair oils
Answered by saranathan Narasimhan, 05 Feb '10 03:28 pm

 
  
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WITHOUT amla NO AYURVEDA LEHYA
Answered by mohd basheer, 05 Feb '10 12:55 pm

 
  
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