Indian Gooseberry/Emblica (আমলকি)
Scientific name: Phyllanthus emblica L.
Synonym: Emblica Officinalis
Bangla name: আমলকি (‘Amloki’, ‘Amla’)
Taxonomic Position According to Cronquist (1988)
Botanical Description of Indian Gooseberry
Habit: A perennial tree.
Root: Tap root system
Stem: Stem glabrous, up to 20 m tall
Leaf: Compound leaf
Flower: Small, sepal generally 3-5, petal usually absent
Androecium: Stamen 3
Gynoecium: Ovary superior, 3
Fruit: A drupe.
- A fruit with higher amount of vitamin-C.
- Used as medicinal purpose, All parts of the plant are used in various Ayurvedic/Unani medicine herbal preparations, including the fruit, seed, leaves, root, bark and flowers
- Used in cosmetics, popularly used in inks, shampoos and hair oils, the high tannin content of Indian gooseberry fruit serves as a mordant for fixing dyes in fabrics. Amla shampoos and hair oil are traditionally believed to nourish the hair and scalp and prevent premature grey hair.
VIDEO ON EMBLICA (Source Yotube)
Table 1. Anola variety released by Horticulture Research Center, BARI, Joydebpur, Bangladesh
|Sl. No.||Name of Variety||Released by||Year of Release||Yield
|1||BARI Amaloki-1||HRC, BARI||2011||26.4|