Phyllanthus emblica L., also known as Indian gooseberry, or Amla belongs to the family Euphorbiaceae. It is a small to medium sized deciduous tree, found in the tropical and subtropical areas of China, Uzbekistan, Sri Lanka, South India, Indonesia, and Thailand.
It is the source of an important herbal drug widely used in many traditional medicinal systems such as Unani, Ayurvedic systems of medicine, Chinese herbal medicine, and Tibetan medicine. All parts of the plant have been reported as useful for treating health issues.
The most important part, the fruit, is highly nutritious and is one of the richest sources of vitamin C, amino acids, and minerals. It also exhibits a high level of antioxidant potential. Amla fruit contains more than 80% water. It also contains protein, carbohydrate, fibre, and minerals.
This product is packaged in protective foil bags. These keep the contents fresh and protected from moisture and light. Look out for the QR code on the label - you can scan this with your smartphone to download the Certificate of Analysis document for this product.
Cut herbs are herbs which have been harvested and then cut into smaller pieces, suitable for further processing. Cut herbs like Phyllanthus emblica / Amla Berry Cut can be used to produce tinctures or fluid extracts. They can also be used in herbal teas and infusions.