Amla or Indian gooseberry, is the subtropical fruit of a tree of the same name, native to India. ... Known botanically as Phyllanthus emblica, Amla is also known as Emblic, stemming from its other known botanical name: Emblica officinalis.
Indian Gooseberry has been given a prominent place in Ayurveda. In ancient India it was believed that Ambrosia (heavenly nectar) contained all rasas thereby, it could impart immortality. In that sense Amlaki and Hareetaki stand next by exhibiting five rasas. Therefore, Gooseberry is considered a "Rasayana" bestowed with anti-aging effects