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Meet the Sustainer of Berries

Amla Berry

  • Origin – From the Amla Berry tree native to China, India and other tropical areas in Asia.
  • They are the size of small green grapes.
  • Make-up – The fresh fruit contains more than 80% water, protein, minerals, carbohydrates and fiber.
  • Has twenty (20) times as much vitamin C as orange juice and other antoxidants that will restore energy,vitality and rejuvenate the body.
  • Indications – Studies suggest it enhances food absorption and can be used to treat digestive disorders including diarrhea and constipation; lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
  • Used as a hair conditioner: It is believed to reduce hair loss and add texture and volume while minimizing greying.
  • Based on its disenfecting and astringent qualities it is also used as a skin tonic.
  • Aka (Also known as) the Indian gooseberry; Also known as aonla.
  • Amla is Hindi and in Sanskrit it is refered to as Amalaki, which means ‘the sustainer’ or ‘the fruit where the goddess of prosperity presides’.


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