Emblica officinalis

Indian Gooseberry

This herb is commonly called 'Amla' or 'Nellikka' and is essentially an Indian variety of Gooseberry. It is perhaps the single most often mentioned herb in the ‘Charaka Samhita’, one of the most revered books on ayurveda, written in the 1st century AD. This fruit is known for imparting youthful vigor and strength. It increases sexual stamina and general energy levels. In several ayurvedic formulations, Amla is used for improving semen volume. Amla works with the natural human system and strengthens glands important for semen secretion. The plant improves sperm count and blood circulation to the genital area, directly helping erectile functioning and potency. Amla is also known to enhance memory power and is a major ingredient in the famous ayurvedic tonic called 'Chavanprasam'.

 English  Indian Goosebery
 Sanskrit  Amalaka, Amrtaphala,  Dhatriphala
 Assamese  Amlaku, Amlakhi, Amlakhu
 Bengali  Amla, Dhatri
 Gujarati  Ambala, Amala
 Hindi  Amla, Aonla
 Kannada  Nellkai
 Kashmiri  Embali, Amli
 Malayalam  Nellikka
 Marathi  Anvala, Avalkathi
 Oriya  Anala, Ainla
 Punjabi  Aula, Amla
 Tamil  Nellikkai, Nelli
 Telugu  Usirika
 Urdu  Amla, Amlaj


 

 

Foreign Matter  Not more than 2%
Total Ash  Not more than 7%
Acid insoluble Ash  Not more than 2%
Alcohol soluble extractive  Not less than 40%
Water soluble extractiuve  Not less than 50%
Moisture content  Not less than 80%


 

 

Rasa    : Madhura, Amla, Katu, Tikta, Kasaya

Guna    : Laghu, Ruksa

Virya    : Sita

Vipaka : Madhura

Karma  : Tridosajit, Vrsya, Rasayana, Caksusya