Amla is considered to be a holy fruit in ayurvedic medicine. In classical ayurvedic literature, it is referred to as the best of the rejuvenating plants.
Amla is traditionally used for a variety of conditions, e.g. for digestion problems, headaches and dizziness, for atherosclerosis and diabetes, and even for cancer.
The fruit is described as a tonic for the heart and the brain. Numerous studies have confirmed that amla has a positive effect on these conditions.