Indian gooseberry or Amla (Emblica Officinalis or Phyllanthus Emblica) is a vastly sour, nutrition’s fruits of a tree which grows in India, the Middle East, and a few other southeast Asia countries, It is known as Amla in India and Amalaki in Sanskrit. Due to its powerful antioxidant properties, it is often used as in Ayurveda medicines to grow skin and hair health and also overall immunity system of the body. It belongs to the Euphorbiaceous family. The fruit ripens in the autumn in wet forest and hilly areas of the Indian subcontinent, the tree is considered sacred in India.

The fruit is light green in colour and can quite tart and a fibrous to eat. In India, it is eaten with salt and chilli powder or made into a pickle or sugared.

Alma is also available in various other forms, such as a powder, juice, oil, tablets and spice. Amla tea and dried Amla are also consumed by many for its powerful nutritional properties.