Amla Berry

Amla Berry

Emblica officinalis

Part Used: Dried fruit, seeds, roots, leaves, bark and flowers

Energetics: Sour, sweet, cooling

Actions: Neuroprotection, longevity, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, immunomodulatory effect

Indications: GIT inflammation, ulcers, colitis, hepatitis, cough, cold, sore throat, respiratory tract infections

Amla berry is used in traditional Indian and Chinese medicine and is known for its extensive healing powers. These healing powers can be attributed to its high level of antioxidants. Amla Berry contains a range of tannins, alkaloids and phenolic compounds, which supress a variety of reactive oxygen species [1]. In particular it contains the antioxidant, Ellagic acid, which has the ability to inhibit gene mutations and repair chromosomal abnormalities. Studies have shown that they can help stop the growth and spread of breast, uterus, pancreas, stomach and liver cancers. It is also rich in vitamin c, amino acids and minerals [2].

Amla berry is found in our Antioxidant Tea.