Emblic myrobalan (Eng.)
Amalaki- Means 'sustainer of health'
Dhatri- Means "Nurse' as it nourishes so many aspect of human health
Amrita- Means 'nectar' because of its nutritive and rejuvenative value
Embelica officinalis- Euphorbiaceae
Rasa- It contains all the six tastes except Lavana (Salty one) But Amla (Sour) dominate over the others.
Guna (Characteristics)- Guru (Heavy); Ruksha (Rough)
Veerya (Potency)- Sheeta (Cool and calm)
Vipaka (Post digestion effect)- Madhura (Sweet)
The fruit of Amalaki contains a series of diterpenes referred to as the gibberellins, as well as the triterpene lupeol, flavonoids (e.g. kaempherol-3-O-?-Dglucoside, quercetin-3-O-?-Dglucoside), and polyphenols (e.g. emblicanin A and B,punigluconin and pedunculagin). Also present are the phyllantine and zeatin alkaloids, and a number of benzenoids including amlaic acid, corilagin, ellagic acid, 3-6-di-O-galloyl-glucose, ethyl gallate, 1,6-di-O-galloyl-?-Dglucose, 1-di-O-galloyl-?-Dglucose, putranjivain A, digallic acid, phyllemblic acid, emblicol, and alactaric acid
Amla pacifies all the three Doshas i.e. maintains the balance of all Doshasthat is why it is one of the best rejuvenator according to Ayurveda.