Dry Gooseberry Herb (Amla)/सुखा आंवला is a potent gift of Nature to mankind. Humanity has utilized its benefits for decades, and it forms an indispensable part of the Ayurvedic and Unani medicine. You must have seen your granny using Dry Gooseberry Herb (Amla) for pickles and murabas and its formulations for treating many common diseases.
Dry Amla or Gooseberry has many nutritious benefits. The Dry Gooseberry Herb (Amla) has been found to be the most abundant source of Vitamin C in the plant kingdom.
It is containing as much as 20 times that of an orange. What makes this even more extraordinary is that unlike many other natural sources, the vitamin C content in Dry Gooseberry Herb (Amla) or gooseberry does not diminish with cooking. It was used successfully in the treatment of scurvy during the Hissar (Haryana) famine of 1939-40.
The tree is small to medium in size, reaching 8 to 18 m in height, with a crooked trunk and spreading branches. The branches are glorious or finely pubescent, 10–20 cm long, usually deciduous; the leaves are simple, sub sessile and closely set along branches, light green, resembling pinnate leaves.
The Dry Gooseberry Herb flowers are greenish-yellow. The fruit is nearly spherical, light greenish yellow, quite smooth and hard on appearance, with six vertical stripes or furrows.
Ripening in autumn, the berries are harvested by hand after climbing to upper branches bearing the fruits. The taste of Indian gooseberry is sour, bitter and astringent, and it is quite fibrous. In India, it is common to eat gooseberries steeped in salt water and turmeric to make the sour fruits palatable
Dry Gooseberry Herb (Amla) is a medium sized deciduous tree which can be successfully grown in agro climatic and soil conditions. It can tolerate climates as high as 45 degree Celsius and freezing temperatures too.
Though every part of the tree possesses therapeutic potentials, it is the fruit which constitutes the main drug. Dry Gooseberry Herb (Amla) is an unusual fruit as it contains gamut of tastes, except the salty taste. With sourness as the foremost taste, it is sweet, astringent bitter and pungent too.
Dry Gooseberry Herb Product Details:
- Dry Gooseberry Herb Weight: 200 Gram (1 Packet) Provided by AstroMantra.com
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