Goosberry botanically known as Emblica officinalis Gaertn belongs to family Euphorbiaceace. It is also known as amla . It has been used as a valuable ingredient of various medicines in India and the Middle east from immemmorial . Shusrut , the great authority of Ayurveda considers it  the best of all acid fruits and most useful for health and in treating diseases . It is a native of India and found through out India. It is the main ingredient of chavanaprasa . Also it is one of the three ingredients in triphala , a compound in Indegenous medicine used in the treatment of headcahe , biliousness, dyspepsia, constipation, enlarged liver and ascites
It contains proteins, fat, fibre, minerals, carbohydrates, calcium, phosphorus, iron, nicotinic acid , more vit. C, b- carotene, vit. B1. B2, . Fruit is used for the preparation of medicines
Heart diseases- Goosberry is considered an effective remedy  for heart diseases . It tones up the functions of the organs of the body and builds up health by destroying harmful and disease causing elements. It also renews energy
Diabetes- Due to its high vit C content it is effective in controlling diabetes. A tablespoon of its juice , mixed with a cup of fresh bitter gourd juice, taken daily for two months will stimulate pancreas and enable it to secrete insulin , thus reducing the blood sugar in diabetes. Its juice mixed with curcuma longa powder also found to be very effectine for diabetes. It will also prevent eye complications in diabetic patients. Equal quantities of powdered amla , jambul fruit, and bitter gourd provide a very useful remedy for diabetes. A tablespoon of the mixture once or twice a day would be effective in checking the progress of the disease
Cholesterol- Goosberry is very efffective in controlling the cholesterol levels in blood. Take 30 ml fresh juice of amla daily controls cholesterol level in blood
Cough- The powder of amla cooked with milk and added with ghee should be taken in cough
Hiccough- Juice of amla and kapittha mixed with pipali powder and honey checks hiccough
Hoarseness of voice- In case of hoarseness of voice one shouls take amla fruits with milk
Eye diseases- Juice coming out of the mature fruit of amla staying on the plant after piercing with nail alleviates numerous diseases of eye
Semisolid extract of amla and rasanjana mixed with honey alleviates diseases of the eye
An extract is prepared by boliling leaves and fruits of amla pacifies acute conjuncivitis by filling the eye
The juice of amla with honey is useful in preserving eye sight
Fever- The juice of amla fruits fried with ghee alleviates fever
One shouls take liquid gruel processed with dry ginger and amla added with sugar and fried with ghee alleviates fever
Loss of appetite-Amla fruits are roasted on charcol fire , added with ghee, jiraka, and salt and fumigated with asafoeitida . They stimulate digestive fire
Piles- Khada- a dietary preparation, made of kasmarya and amla and taken with supernatant fatty layer of curd controls bleeding piles
Anemia-The juice of amla and sugarcane is beneficial in case of anemia
For anemia one should take the powder of amla with honey
Jaundice- The juice of grapes and amla is useful in drink and food in case of jaundice
Intrinsic haemorrhage- Amla fruit mixed with plenty of honey and sugar should be used
Fine paste of amla fried with ghee is applied on head. It cures nose bleeding instantaneously
Fainting-Ghee cooked with decoction of haritaki or juice of amla alleviates fainting
Vomiting- In vomoting cold soup of green gram mixed with amla juice should be taken
Abdominal pain- In pain caused by hyperacidity amla powder mixed with honey should be taken
Leprosy- One who takes powder of amla and neem leaves in morning regularly is freed from leprosy
Freckle-Tender fruits of amla shouls be kept in cow’s urine for a week and then pounded with goat’s milk . It is applied as paste on face
Suppression of urine- On taking 160 ml juice of amla mixed with honey one is relieved of the urinary triuble
One should take juice of amla or sugarcane mixed with honey in case of dysuria or haematuria
Excessive urination-Ripe banana fruit amal juice honey and sugar- all mixed together should be taken to control excessive urination
Diarrhea and dysentary – The dried fruit is useful in diarrhea and dysentary . A drink made from amla mixed with lemon juice and sugar candy controls acute bacillary dysentary . One tablespoon can be taking for treating the condition
Scurvey –As an extremely rich source of vit. C amla is one of the best remedies for scurvy
Powder of the fruit mixed with an equal quantity of sugar can be taken in doses of one teaspoon thrice daily with milk
Hair growth and grey hair- It is an acepted hair tonic. The fruit cut in to pieces is dried, preferably in the shade. The pieces are boiled in coconut oil till the soild matter becomes charred. This darkish oil is excellent in hair growth and in preventing greying
As a preventive measure-Healthy persons should wash his mouth , face and eyes with decoction of amla in order to prevent disorders of face and dryness of mouth
For promoting intellect- In order to promote intellect and prevent senility one should take powder sesamum and amla with honey and ghee for a month
Vigour and strength- Amla has revitalising effect as it contains an element which is very valuable in preventing aging and in maintaining strength in old age . It improves body resistance and protects the body against infection. It strengthen the heart , and different glands in the body
One should take powder of amla mixed with gold bhasma and honey . It promotes longevity
Senility in persons goes away who takes amla juice mixed with honey , sugar and ghjee keeping on wholesome diet
Those who takes amla and tila mixed with bhrngaraja regularly do not suffer from diseases and senility
As aphrodisiac-Powder of amla impregnated with juice of amla itself mixed with honey , sugar and ghee should be taken followed by in take of milk . By this even the old age is stimulated like young

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