Introduction

Saberry® is a proprietary, patent-pending, extract of fruits of Emblica officinalis. (synonymous with Phyllanthus emblica), more commonly known as amla.

Saberry® is a light-colored powder and is processed from carefully chosen, fresh amla by a novel process, to retain the natural goodness of the fruits.

Saberry® from Sabinsa corporation is standardized to contain a minimum of 10% β‐glucogallin and 50% gallates. Saberry® is the result of efforts to prepare an authenticated amla extract, standardized using a valid biomarker, β-glucogallin. In‐house studies revealed that β-glucogallin is a more powerful antioxidant molecule, as compared to ascorbic acid.

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Amla in the ayurvedic tradition

Amla fruits are regarded as an adaptogen. The term ‘adaptogen’ is used by herbalists to refer to a natural product that potentially increases the body’s resistance to stress, trauma, anxiety and fatigue.

Amla is considered to be a “rasayana” herb in ayurveda. According to ayurvedic texts, “rasayana” is generally used to rejuvenate the general health of the body, or aims at enabling the body’s maximum potential.

Traditional uses of amla

In India, the fruit is pickled with salt, oil, and spices, and also converted into jams and preservatives. It is used as a primary ingredient in the ayurvedic rasayana tonic “chyawanprash”, and in the herbal composition “triphala” where it is mixed with chebulic and beleric myrobalans.

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