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Botanical Name Emblica officinalis
Family Phyllanthaceae
Origin Amalaki is native to India, but also grows in other parts of Southeast Asia and the Middle East.
Description Amalaki, also known as Indian Gooseberry, is a medium-sized deciduous tree with grayish-green bark, feathery leaves, and small yellowish-green flowers. The fruits are round and light green, turning yellowish-green as they ripen.
Parts Used The fruit, leaves, and bark of the Amalaki tree are used in traditional Ayurvedic medicine.
Dose The recommended dosage of Amalaki varies depending on the intended use and form of the herb, but typically ranges from 1-3 grams per day.