Emblica Fruit (Phyllanthus emblica L.) is commonly known as Amla, Emblika, Aonla, Mirobalano, Emblic, Emblic mirobalan, or Indian gooseberry. Originating in the tropical areas of parts of India and Southeast Asia, the Emblica tree is relatively small to moderate in size, growing delicate looking leaves that appear almost lacy in texture. It produces a fruit that is bitter to the taste and contains high levels of vitamin C. The tree trunk of the Emblica fruit is usually crooked, while featuring a profusion of spreading branches. Blossoms are yellowish-green in coloring and the fruit itself is pale yellow in color. The fruit contains lupeol, emblicanin A and B, gibberellins, punigluconin, pedunculaginn, and glucoside, and offers a bitter taste, but it has been said that drinking water afterward creates a sweet taste in the mouth.
In Sanskrit, Emblica fruit is known as Amalaki. This word translates to the phrase, "the fruit where the goddess of prosperity presides." In India, the tree has been worshiped for its nourishing nature since ancient times. It has been said to symbolize Earth Mother" and to nourish mankind.
Emblica Fruit has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries for the purposes of promoting a disease-free