Indian Gooseberry is a deciduous tree mainly found in the tropical climate of the Southeast Asia.

It is known as Amla in the Hindi language.

In this Amazing Herbs Podcast Episode We will Cover: Indian Gooseberry, The Wonder Fruit

You can make a variety of items with the Indian Gooseberry. I remember my mother used to make sauces, pickles, chutneys and many different herbs preparations.

Indian Gooseberry has been used for many years in the Indian pharmacology due to its benefits to health. It is believed to be a good source for Vitamin C and antioxidants.

The seeds are used in many Ayurvedic herbal formulations as it is known for its antiviral and antifungal properties.

It has been featured in many Indian Legends where it is shown that a holy saint known as Chayavan created a secret recipe using Indian Gooseberry for more energy and vitality.


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The Scientific name for the Indian Gooseberry is Emblica Officinalis.

It is also known by many other names such as phyllanthus emblica or emblic, emblic myrobalan, myrobalan, Malacca tree, and amla from Sanskrit. It is a deciduous tree, part of the family Phyllanthaceae.

In India it is considered a sacred tree. The fruit is very nourishing, but it tastes sour. Both dried and fresh fruits can be consumed for their health benefits.


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Nutritional Facts about Indian Gooseberry - the Wonder Fruit

one serving of Indian Gooseberry (1 Cup or 150 grams) contains:

  • 66 calories
  • Total Fat - 1 gram
  • Vitamin A - 9%
  • Vitamin C - 69%
  • Calcium - 4%
  • Iron - 3%

As per, This food is very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium. It is also a good source of Vitamin A, Potassium and Manganese, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber and Vitamin C..

Top Health Benefits of Indian Gooseberry

Due to extremely high content of the Vitamin C and antioxidants, it is called as a wonder fruit.

It provides a variety of health benefits and I am providing only a few I saw my grandpa or mom talking about with others.

  • It may help with blood pressure, diabetes, gall bladder health, and cholesterol. Please do your due diligence before using it and always consult with your health care provider while using it for any such purpose as more research needs to be done to scientifically establish these connections.
  • There is a popular product made of this in India and many companies make it. It is called chyawanprash and I still take it sometimes for the immune system health.
  • It is very commonly used in India for hair growth and slowing down the premature greying of hair.
  • It also helps with the gastric troubles and urinary system health.

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Other Popular Uses of Indian Gooseberry, the Wonder Fruit

Besides the above benefits shared, there are many other exotic benefits of Indian Gooseberry.

  • It is extremely popular in India for hair health such as hair growth, hair vitamins for general hair care, hair pigmentation, maintaining the hair luster, and improving overall hair health.
  • Drinking gooseberry juice along with honey is considered to help with eye vision and overall eye health.
  • Gooseberry contains chromium, which has a therapeutic value for diabetes health.
  • It may improve the frequency and the volume of urination as it is diuretic in nature. Due to this reason, it is often used for removing toxins and for weight loss vitamins.
  • It is a good source of fiber and that's why it is used for digestion purpose also.

We found a great infographic related to this at the and please feel free to learn more there as they have share more benefits about the Indian Gooseberry.

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