Amla is a fruit that has been used in Ayurvedic treatments for thousands of years. Known in Sanskrit as Amlaki, the literal meaning of Amla is ‘sour,’ but it is synonymous with Emblica officinalis, a fruit tree that grows throughout India. The Amla fruit is sour-tasting and likened to a gooseberry.
Amla has a powerful effect on the body’s regulatory systems, and is known to elevate energy, promote reproductive health, maintain healthy cholesterol levels and improve the respiratory system. It acts as a tonic not only for the physical body, but for the sense organs and the mind.