Amla, the indian gooseberry, has been used in ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years.
It has more vitamin c
than limes do. Some evidence suggests that the fruit and juice may lower total serum cholesterol, ldl
, triglycerides, and phospholipids without affecting HDL
levels; and it may have positive effects on atherosclerosis
. The juice may also be antimicrobial, antimutagenic, and antioxidant