Botanical Name : Phyllanthus Emblica
Family : Phyllanthaceae
Active compound : Tannins
Phyllanthus emblica is a shrubs trees growing to a height of 8 to 20 meter. It is belonging to the family of Phyllanthaceae. Amla is one of the most extensively studied plants and reports suggest that it contains gallic acid, ellagic acid, citric acid, quercetin and kaempferol. The fruit is used either alone or in combination with other plants to treat many ailments such as common cold and fever; as a diuretic, laxative, liver tonic, refrigerant, stomachic, restorative, alterative, antipyretic, anti-inflammatory, hair tonic; to prevent peptic ulcer and dyspepsia, and as a digestive. Amla fruit is a rich source of vitamin C, and used as an additives in nutraceutical industry .