Family Name: Euphorbiaceae ,English Name: Indian Gooseberry ,Sanskrit Name: Amalki,Dhatri ,Hindi: Amla
Indian Gooseberry is very commonly found in forests and gardens. The leaves are like those of tamarind plant except that these are slightly bigger in size and thus known as Shatapatra. These are also used as offerings to lord Shiva. Indian Gooseberry is rich in chemicals which promote longevity and retard the aging process.
Indian Gooseberry tree is medium sized and is 20-25 ft tall. The trunk is not straight and is thick up to 5-9 ft height. Bark is dark brown, thin and layered. Leaves are oblong and arranged in feather form.
Indian Gooseberry is rich in Vitamin C. It has 20 times more vitamin c compared to orange.
The fruit has stool binding properties, and is a blood and urine purifier. It promotes the taste and is beneficial in curing diarrhoea, burning sensation jaundice ,bleeding diathesis, gout, piles, constipation, indigestion ,breathing disorders, cough etc. It improves eye sights, sexual potency, and promotes longevity.
It is a tridosa healer. Its acid suppresses vata, mild coolness suppresses pitta, and arid astringence suppresses kapha.
It acts like an anti-dermatomes and anti-pyretic.
It is healthy for heart and is a blood purifier.
It stimulates sexual desire and stabilizes the womb
It cures cough and cold, cures burning sensation due to dermatoses. It is beneficial for eyes and digestive system and also cures difficult and incurable fever.
Indian gooseberry is used to treat following ailments:
Boils in the eyes