Saturday, December 31, 2016

Amla-Indian gooseberry - നെല്ലിക്ക

Name of Indian gooseberry in different languages:

Hindi: Amla
English: Emblic myrobalan, myrobalan, Amla
Sanskrit: Amalika, Amla, AmlakiMalayalam: Nelli നെല്ലി

Plant description:

Indian gooseberry(Phyllanthus Emblica ) is a deciduous tropical tree, monoecious, grows to the height up to 18 meters tall, leaves are small, green, oppositely arranged, flowers are greenish-yellow flowering is March to May, fruits are fleshy, pale green, globose and single-seeded, a drupe, globose, 1 to 1.3 cm in diameter.Useful plant parts: Seed, fruit, leaves, bark, the root and flowers.It is an effective natural remedy for curing many diseases. It can cure Rheumatoid arthritis, inflammation, some types of cancer, age-related renal disease, eyes disorder, diabetes, indigestion, heartburn, balance Vata, pita, and Kapha. It is one of Triphala group.
Chemical content: Ascorbic acid, flavonoids, kaempferol, ellegic acid.

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