Indian Gooseberry (Phyllanthus emblica) is a member of the Euphorbiaceae family. Other common names for the plant are Neli and Aamalaki. Indian Gooseberry is a native tree to India and the Middle East. The fruit and leaves can be used for medicinal purposes. Indian Gooseberry has been a part of Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years.
Indian Gooseberry has been used for lowering cholesterol, joint pain, diarrhea, and eye problems. Indian Gooseberry has also demonstrated and been used for anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties.