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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 11, Issue:1, January, 2022

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2022.11(1): 375-389

Phyllanthus emblica (Amla): A Review of Nutritional and Medicinal Properties
Nayana Borah*, Aviksha G. P. Nanda and A. Anagha
Department of Life Science, Jain (Deemed-to-be University) School of Sciences, J.C road, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
*Corresponding author

Medicinal plants are wonderful present of nature, they can act as an important food source and medicine to mankind. Phyllanthus emblica hasan uncommon position in our country India (Ayurvedic), Tibetan Unani, and Turkish, medicine systems since many centuries. It has healing, therapeutic and nutritional potentials which made it an important research topic for the synthesis of new medicine formulations. They have gallic acid, alkaloids, ellagitannins, emblicanin A, vitamin C, and emblicanin B, flavonoids such as rutin and quercetin, different types of biological molecules are also seen all together makes P. emblica, a very important medicinal plant. This review article summarizes the literature related to the health, nutritional, and therapeutic importance of P. emblica such as, analgesic, anti-diabetic, anti-microbial, diuretic, anti-mutagenic, anti-aging activities, UV protectant, antioxidant and aphrodisiac. It can also enhance memory, also use in skin, respiratory, and ophthalmic disorders, and detoxification such as snake venom, are also focused. Apart from that, reviews studies on P.emblica for disease management. P. emblica is a major medicinal plant with many applications. They are used for generations as a food source as they have the rejuvenating potential applications.

Keywords: Phyllanthus emblica, Phytochemicals, Anti-cancer agent, Antioxidant agent. DPPH, ACL, ACW, Ayurveda, Gallic acid, anti-inflammatory

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Nayana Borah, Aviksha G. P. Nanda and Anagha, A. 2021. Phyllanthus emblica (Amla): A Review of Nutritional and Medicinal Properties.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 11(1): 375-389. doi:
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