Monday, October 09, 2006

Selling Amla...the Indian gooseberry!


Amla (or Amlaka, Amlaki, or other variants) is one of the most frequently used of the Ayurvedic herbs; it is the fruit of Phyllanthus emblica, also called Emblica officinalis. The fruit is similar in appearance to the common gooseberry (Ribes spp., a type of currant), which is botanically unrelated to amla. However, due to the similar appearance of the fruit clusters, amla is usually called the "Indian gooseberry." Refer....

The fruit is pickled with salt, oil, and spices, and also used as a primary ingredient in the Ayurvedic tonic Chyawanprash. Its extract is popularly used in inks, dyes, shampoos and hair oils. In Hinduism it is regarded as a sacred tree and worshipped as Mother Earth in India. More..
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5 comments:

SloganMurugan Mon Oct 09, 05:23:00 PM GMT+5:30  

nice

Victor Tue Oct 10, 12:42:00 AM GMT+5:30  

I enjoy watching this blog regularly. Great job!
The house on the background has double grids on an already small window. Seems people are quite concerned about safety.

Kimberley Tue Oct 10, 02:11:00 AM GMT+5:30  

Love the motor bikies in this shot!

luggi Tue Oct 10, 03:30:00 AM GMT+5:30  

A fruit of many uses, for sure.

outdoorexposure Tue Oct 10, 04:16:00 AM GMT+5:30  

great info. the green color look delicious from the photo:-)