Amalaki - Embilica Officianalis also known as Indian Gooseberry is an excellent fruit for healthy functions of digestion, metabolism, liver, blood, heart and brain activity. Amalaki contains five of the six tastes recognized by our sensual perception (sour, sweet, bitter, astringent and pungent) which harmonises three biological principles of Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Amalaki contains a broad range of antioxidants (substances decreasing the oxidation processes responsible for cellular aging and necrosis) and bioflavonoids (vitamins supporting the resistance of cell membranes against penetration by harmful substances in the form of free radicals), and a high concentration of vitally important amino-acids. It is rich in many minerals and vitamins, such as calcium, iron, phosphor, carotene, Vitamins C, B1 and B2.
Fresh Amalaki is sliced into small pieces, placed in natural light cane syrup and then dried in the sun. This traditional process helps to maintain the maximum benefit of the nutrients of the fruit, as well as its juiciness and tastiness.