Fruiting body with seed removed, Emblica officinalis, also known as Phyllanthus emblica, amlaki, and Indian gooseberry.
Amla is the fruit of a small to medium-sized deciduous tree native to India. The berries, which are light greenish yellow with a fibrous inner texture and a sour, bitter, astringent taste, ripen and are harvested by hand in the fall. In Hinduism, the amla tree is considered sacred to the goddess Lakshmi. A much-beloved medicine of traditional Ayurveda, amla is considered a cooling pitta herb and is believed to benefit the emotional heart as well as the physical heart and body, bestowing long life, happiness and luck in love. It is also very high in vitamin C!
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