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Emblica officinalis, Phyllanthus emblica, Indian Gooseberry, Emblic Myrobalan, Amla, Amalaki, Amloki

Emblica officinalis, Phyllanthus emblica

Indian Gooseberry, Emblic Myrobalan, Amla, Amalaki, Amloki
Family: Phyllanthaceae
Origin: Northern and South Western India
USDA Zone: 9-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular waterEthnomedical plant.
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Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.EdibleSubtropical, mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Small to medium in size tree. The leaves are lacy, giving the tree a delicate look. Amla fruit paste is a major ingredient of Chavyanprash, a popular Ayurvedic tonic. Amla is known as amritphala in Sanskrit, which literally means the fruit of heaven or nectar fruit. It is so called because it is rich in many desirable properties. It was described in a 7th century Ayurvedic medical text. According to several scholars, the sage Chyawan is reputed to have restored his vitality with this fruit. The fruit is Aperient, Carminative, Diuretic, Aphrodasiac, Laxative, Astringent and Refrigerant; is useful in anaemia, jaundice, dyspepcia, haemorrhage disorders, diabetes, asthama and bronchitis. It cures insomnia and is healthy for hair. It is the richest known source of vitamin C. The fruit tastes bitter, but if you drink water after eating it, the water tastes sweet.





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Emblica officinalis (Phyllanthus Emblica) - Amla

Very close related to Phyllanthus acidus, Phyllanthus emblica (Emblica officinalis) - Amla is known as amritphala in Sanskrit, which literally means the fruit of heaven or nectar fruit. It is so called because it is rich in many desirable properties, including medicinal. Amla fruit paste is a major ingredient of Chavyanprash, a popular Ayurvedic tonic. It is the richest known source of vitamin C. The fruit tastes bitter, but if you drink water after eating it, the water tastes sweet. Small to medium in size tree. The leaves are lacy, giving the tree a delicate look.

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Phyllanthus pectinatus, Emblica pectinata , Melaka Tree

Phyllanthus pectinatus, Emblica pectinata

Melaka Tree
Family: Phyllanthaceae
Origin: Southeast Asia, India
USDA Plant Hardiness MapCan be used for bonsaiBig tree taller than 20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate water

Phyllanthus pectinatus is similar to Phyllanthus emblica but differences are obvious when specimens of the two species are placed side by side for comparison. In Phyllanthus emblica, the fruits are clustered at the base of rather robust leafy shoots whereas in Phyllanthus pectinatus they sway in the wind at the ends of the finely feathery leafy shoots.



Phyllanthus pectinatus, Emblica pectinata , Melaka Tree
Phyllanthus pectinatus, Emblica pectinata , Melaka Tree


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Phyllanthus acidus, Phyllanthus distichus, Otaheite Gooseberry, Amlak, Grosella, Gooseberry tree

Phyllanthus acidus, Phyllanthus distichus

Otaheite Gooseberry, Amlak, Grosella, Gooseberry tree
Family: Phyllanthaceae
Origin: South Asia
USDA Zone: 9-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular waterEdible

Small tropical tree, to 20 feet, leaves are compound with numerous pinnate leaflets. Fruits are borne in loose clusters, which hang from the tree trunk and main branches. Individual fruits are up to 0.75 inch in diameter, near globose and angled. Fruits are generally too tart for fresh eating but are esteemed for jellies, preserves and pastries. They ripen in midsummer. There are no commercial plantings; but trees are in home gardens, and fruit is harvested from naturalized trees.

Phyllanthus acidus is called Ari Nelli in Tamil, and the Phyllanthus emblica (Amlaki) is Muzhu Nelli in Tamil. Muzhu Nelli is even richer in Vitamin C etc.





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Phyllanthus acidus - Amlak, Otaheite Gooseberry

Phyllanthus acidus - Otaheite Gooseberry, Amlak - is very close related to Phyllanthus emblica (Amla, Amlaki), however it is much hardier plant. Known as amritphala in Sanskrit, which literally means the fruit of heaven or nectar fruit. It is so called because it is rich in many desirable properties, including medicinal.
Small to medium in size tree. Small tropical tree, to 20 feet. Fruits are borne in loose clusters, which hang from the tree trunk and main branches. Fruits are generally too tart for fresh eating but are esteemed for jellies, preserves and pastries. There are no commercial plantings; only in home gardens.
Amla fruit paste is a major ingredient of Chavyanprash, a popular Ayurvedic tonic. It is the richest source of vitamin C. Phyllanthus acidus is called Ari Nelli in Tamil, and the Phyllanthus emblica (Amlaki) is Muzhu Nelli in Tamil. Muzhu Nelli is even richer in Vitamin C etc.

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