Amla fruit has been traditionally used as a digestive aid in India. It also forms an important constituent of Triphala – an ayurvedic preparation recognized for its role in supporting digestive functions.
Amla is known to improve the stimulation of gastric juices and also support detoxification. It is also reported to have antibacterial and astringent properties that potentially support the management of infections and help in the healing of ulcers.
Al-Rehaily et al., 2002 demonstrated the gastroprotective effects of amla in vivo in rats. Amla extract was found to possess antisecretory, antiulcer, and cytoprotective properties.