Local Name:  Amla. Synonyms:  Amloki,aila, aoloi. Scientific Name: Phyllanthus emblica L. Family: Euphorbiaceae. Duration: Perennial. Growth Habit: Tree. Taxonomic Hierarchy:
KingdomPlantae – Plants
SubkingdomTracheobionta – Vascular plants
SuperdivisionSpermatophyta – Seed plants
DivisionMagnoliophyta – Flowering plants
ClassMagnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
FamilyEuphorbiaceae – Spurge family
GenusPhyllanthus L. – leafflower
SpeciesPhyllanthus emblica L. – emblic
Images of the Plant part:
Figure: Amla (Phyllanthus emblica L.) Plant Description: Amedium size tree. Branches billous. Leaves simple, linear-oblong. Flowers greenish-yellow, in axillary clusters. Berries globose. Frequent in hilly area Chemical constituents: Fruit is a rich natural source of vitamin C. It also contains tannins and colloidal substances, phyllembic acid, lipids, gallic acid, ellagic acid,trigalloylglucose, terchebin, corilagin and emblicol. Phyllembin and mucic acid have been isolated from the fruit pulp. Seeds contain fixed oil, phosphatides, tannins and essential oil. Bark, fruits and leaves are rich in tannin., 1990 & 93). Used Plant part: Usually fruits are used. Common use of the plant:
  • Chronic mucus.
  • Continuous sneezing with running water from nose.
  • Small pustules on the skin of children.
  • Fever.
  • Skin problems.
  • Loss of appetite.
  • Poisonous bites of animals or insects.
  • Diabetes.
Local Use of the study:
  • Small pustules on the skin of children.
Diagnosis of the dieases: Small pustules on the skin is visual inspection. Preparation: 250g bark of Syzygium cumini is combined with 250g bark from Mangifera longipes, 250g each of fruits of Phyllanthus emblica and 1.5 kg of water. The mixture is boiled till the volume is 3 poas (local measure approximating 750g). Treatment: 2 teaspoonful of the decoction is taken 4 times daily for 14 days for the above ailments (for children the dose is 1 teaspoonfull)

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