Amla NA7 or Indian gooseberry is indigenous to the Indian sub-continent. India ranks first within the world in the area and production of this crop. aside from India naturally growing trees are found in several parts of the planet
Amla is a crucial crop in Ayurveda; the fruit may be a good source of vitamin C . The fruit has medicinal value. it’s acrid, cooling, diuretic, and laxative properties. Dried fruits are useful in hemorrhages, diarrhea, dysentery, anemia, jaundice, dyspepsia, and cough. Aonla is employed within the indigenous medicines (Ayurvedic system) viz. trifle and chavanprash. Fruits are commonly used for preserve (murabba), pickles, candy, jelly, and jam. Besides fruits, leaves, bark, and even seeds are getting used for various purposes.
Some of the products are made using Amla are Chyawanprash, Triphala churna (a mixture of Amla, Terminalia chebula and T. bellerica), Brahma Rasayana, Madumegha churna.
Anti scorbutic, diuretic, laxative, antibiotic and anti-dysenteric.
Phyllemblin, obtained from fruit pulp has been found to possess a light depressant action on the central systema nervosum.
Good liver tonic
Good demand from the industries for the preparation of varied health care products also like hairdressing, dye, shampoo, face creams, and tooth powder.
Light and medium-heavy soils are best preferable for Amla cultivation; one should avoid purely sandy soil. This tree is well adapted to dry regions and may even be grown in moderately alkaline soils also.
It is a tropical plant that needs annual rainfall of 630-800 mm is right for its growth.
The young plant up to the age of three years should be shielded from hot wind during May-June and from frost during winter months. The mature plants can tolerate freezing temperature also as a heat up to 46OC.