Anjali Ashokrao Kalamkar, Poonam I Lal, Pankaj H Chaudhary and Dipti B Ruikar
One of the most important medicinal plants in Indian traditional systems of medicine is Phyllanthus emblica Linn. or Emblica officinalis Gaertn., also known as Indian gooseberry or Amla (Ayurveda, Unani and Siddha). It is a well-known fact that all components of Amla are beneficial in the treatment of a variety of illnesses. Fruit is the most vital element of all. The amla fruit is widely used in medical devices all over the world. Amla fruit is widely used in pharmaceuticals all over the world as an antioxidant, hepatoprotective, cardioprotective, stomach ulcer protective, hair energizer, and sickness, either alone or in combination with other herbs. According to various studies, it contains a large number of biochemical components, particularly alkaloids, phenols, tannins, multivitamins, and inorganic compounds. Ellagic acid, Gallic acid, Emblicanin A & B, Phyllembein, Quercetin, and Ascorbic acid are among the organic chemical constituents found in amla that have been shown to be beneficial to health. In this text, we discuss the geographical distribution, nutritional value, biochemical components, pharmacological importance, ethnomedicinal uses of Amla.
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