Acta Scientific Nutritional Health (ASNH)(ISSN: 2582-1423)

Research Article Volume 5 Issue 2

Nutritional and Biochemical Composition of Amla (Emblica officinalis) and its Therapeutic Impact: A Review

Ali Ikram1, Waseem Khalid1*, Maryam Aziz1, Muhammad Adnan Arif2, Ravi Prakash Jha3, Muhammad Zubair Khalid1 , Chasheen Fizza1 , Muhammad Zarnoor Mehmood1 , Muhammad Haseeb1 , Muhammad Abdul Rahim1 , Sadia Naeem1 , Fatima Sultana1

1Institute of Home and Food Sciences, Government College University, Faisalabad, Pakistan
2National Institute of Food Science and Technology, University of Agricultural, Faisalabad, Pakistan
3Department of Community Medicine, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India

*Corresponding Author: Waseem Khalid, Institute of Home and Food Sciences, Government College University, Faisalabad, Pakistan.

Received: December 25, 2020; Published: January 28, 2021



From ancient times, plants played a vital role in the development of mankind and was an exceptional source of natural medicine. The difficulty of the production of chemical medications, their side effects on safety, and the expense of rebellion have led researchers worldwide to concentrate on therapeutic plant science. Pakistan has a large collection of various plant species, with around 5,000 plants claiming to have important medicinal values. The papers published in recent decades on medicinal plants relate to the function of various plant bioactive composites commonly used in the cure of numerous human diseases. Bioactive compounds such as ascorbic acids, flavonoids, tannins, terpenoids, saponins, and several other components are reported to have been verified to have various medicinal activities, such as anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antimicrobial, radiological, antitisinous, hepatoprotective, immune-modulatory, hypolipidemic and several other actions. The drug also has anti-cancer, antidepressant, antidiabetic, injury healing, antiulcerogenic, and so on. The present review article sums up the phytochemical components and pharmacology of the Emblica officinalis plant and its traditional application. Amla phyto-chemicals, including ellagic acid, emblicanine A, emblacani B, Gallic acid, phyllantine, quercetin and phyllantidine were found to have various biological activities such as antioxidants, antimicrobials, antiinlammative, antidiabetic, anti-radiation protection, chemopreventive and healing of wounds.

Keywords: Amla; Applications; Traditional Uses and Medicinal Effects



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Citation: Waseem Khalid., et al. “Nutritional and Biochemical Composition of Amla (Emblica officinalis) and its Therapeutic Impact: A Review".Acta Scientific Nutritional Health 5.2 (2021): 153-160.


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