Also known as Indian gooseberry, amla is considered one of the best rejuvenating herbs in Ayurveda, a Hindu form of alternative medicine. It is a strong, natural antioxidant that contains 20 times more vitamin C than orange juice. It is often considered the 'nurse herb' because it strengthens the immune system and cools the body. Amla has been used for thousands of years in India as one of their preeminent longevity and immune system-supporting superfoods, as it has been shown to help with inflammation, maintaining healthy blood sugar levels, and immunity.

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You can buy amla (amalaki) powder online or in health food stores. Be sure to buy organic. There are also amla caplets available, and amla oil, often used as a hair treatment.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 cup (150.0 g)

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 66.0

% Daily Value*

Total fat 0.9g 1.3%

Saturated Fat 0.1g 0.3%

Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%

Sodium 1.5mg 0.0%

Total Carbs 15.3g 5.1%

Dietary Fiber 6.5g 25.8%

Alcohol 0.0g

Protein 1.3g

Vitamin A 8.7% Vitamin C 69.3%
Calcium 3.8% Iron 2.6%
Vitamin E 1.9% Thiamin 4.0%
Riboflavin 2.6% Niacin 2.3%
Vitamin B-6 6.0% Folate 2.3%
Vitamin B-12 0.0% Panto. acid 4.3%
Phosphorus 4.1% Magnesium 3.8%
Zinc 1.2% Selenium 1.3%
Copper 5.3% Manganese 10.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.