AMLA
 
 

Amla or aonla (Emblica offecinalis), known in English as Indian gooseberry, has diverse use in ayurvedic medicines and health tonics such as chavanprash and triphala.

Widely grown in BAIF Wadi plots in Rajasthan, in a semiarid zone, amla has proved to be a good source of income for poor tribal families. Amla is one of the richest natural sources of Vitamin C (it contains 650mg of Vitamin C per 100 gm of pulp). The fruit also contains a high amount of salt, carbohydrates, phosphorous, calcium, iron, other vitamins and amino acids. Due to high market demand, the fruit is being cultivated on a commercial scale and growers are fetching high returns.