Amalaki, commonly popular as, Dhatri, Amlika, Nelli, and Indian Gooseberry, is a small sized tree with the dispersal branches. The botanical names of this medicinal plant are Phyllanthus emblica, Euphorbiaceae, Emblica officinalis. You can find it mostly in central and southern India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Srilanka, southern China, Malaysia, and Mascarene islands. From ancient period people in these areas consume it raw or in the dry form as it is not only a rich source of vitamin C but also contains several other essential elements required by your body for smooth metabolic functions.
Although it tastes bitter, its daily consumption is very helpful for your health. In the field of herbal science Amalaki is one of the most important ingredients to create some herbal or ayurvedic medicines. The shape of the fruit is like a lemon. This fruit has high amount of antioxidants and other essential vitamins and minerals, which helps in improving your digestive system and prevents constipation. In a popular ayurvedic preparation called trifalla, it is one of the vital ingredients amongst three ingredients. Like haritaki and vibhitaki, in India, this fruit also has an importance and people over here call it dhatri, which means mother, which indicates that the fruit cares for her children like a mother.
Therefore, you can add this magical fruit to the daily diet chart for all the members of your family. Producers use the unripe fruit as a major ingredient in the production of jam and juice. The Amalaki churna is helpful for your health if you take it on a daily basis. It prevents diseases like ophthalmia, anemia, skin diseases, gastritis, hepatitis, cough, asthma and diabetes. You can easily get it anywhere in the Indian market because it is very famous as a medicinal fruit. As it is entirely harmless and beneficial for your health, you should take care of this rare plant. Doctors also prefer to rely on this natural nutritious gift of nature than any other synthetic products.