Phyllanthus emblica Linn or Emblica officinalis Gaerth is Indian Gooseberry or Amla. It is the primary herb of Ayurvedic medicine, most commonly used as the fruit. It is used for a large number of disease processes.
Chemically, the fruit of Amla contains gallic acid, ellagic acid, pyrogallol and terpenoids which have anticancer activity. Amla is said to work in numerous ways to prevent and treat cancer.
CONCLUSION: Amla fruit has strong anti-cancer activity and works for prevention and treatment of cancer.
NOTE: Unfortunately, the full article is not available for our review at this time. This summary is based on the author’s abstract, only.
Gallic acid and ellagic acids are antioxidants. Gallic acid is found in gallnuts, sumac, oak bark, etc. Ellagic acid is found in many fruits and vegetables, especially berries.
NOTE: Amla berries are a component of an Ayurvedic remedy, Triphala, which has anticancer effects.