Amla (INDIAN GOOSEBERRY) Overview Information
Indian gooseberry is a tree that grows in India and the Middle East. Indian gooseberry has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years. Today people still use the fruit of the tree to make medicine.
Indian gooseberry is used for high cholesterol, “hardening of the arteries” (atherosclerosis), diabetes, pain and swelling of the pancreas (pancreatitis), cancer, upset stomach, eye problems, joint pain, diarrhea, dysentery, obesity, and “organ restoration.” It is also used to kill germs and reduce pain and swelling caused by the body’s reaction to injury or illness (inflammation).
How does it work?
Indian gooseberry seems to work by reducing total cholesterol levels, including the fatty acids called triglycerides, without affecting the “good cholesterol” called high-density lipoprotein (HDL).
Amla (INDIAN GOOSEBERRY) Side Effects & Safety
Indian gooseberry seems safe for most people when consumed in amounts found in foods. There isn’t enough information to know if it is safe for in medicinal amounts, which are larger.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of Indian gooseberry during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Amla (INDIAN GOOSEBERRY) Dosing
The appropriate dose of Indian gooseberry depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for Indian gooseberry. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.