Wild HImalayan Amla

Dr. Chiranjit Parmar parmarch at vsnl.com
Fri Nov 2 12:48:41 EDT 2029


2 November, 2000.

Dear Ginda,

Are you aware of Amla(Emblica officinalis) and its nutritive and medicinal 
qualities? This fruit has the highest natural vitamin C content(1000 to 
1600 mg per 100 grams of pulp) among all the fruits. It is the main 
ingredient of the famous ayurvedic restorative tonic CHYAVAN PRASH. It 
makes an excellent preserve.

The fruits are reported to be diuretic and laxative. These are useful in 
many disorders of the digestive system. Amla fruits are also very useful 
for hair. Rinsing the hair with Amla water after shampoo, makes them soft 
and healthy. Amla has numerous useful qualities. As a fruit tree, it is a 
very heavy bearer and naturally free from insect pests and diseases.
Amla is basically a tropical fruit. But there is a strain of this fruit 
growing wild in the forests North Western Himalayan mid hill region, which 
can withstand cold and should be able to grow in the most southern states 
of the United States. This strain has all useful qualities of the 
cultivated amla.

This plant can be raised from seed. Now is season for wild Himalayan amla 
and fresh seeds are available. If someone interested in novel fruits is 
interested in the seeds, he may write me enclosing a personal check ( 
PLEASE DO NOT SEND US DOLLAR BILLS) for US$5.00 to cover handling and 
postage. A small packet containing 15-20 seeds shall be sent by AIR MAIL post.

If you require any additional information about WILD HIMALAYAN AMLA or any 
other lesser known fruit, food or medicinal plant from India, feel free to 
ask me.

Dr. Chiranjit Parmar
186/3 Jail Road
Mandi HP 175 001 INDIA.
Phone:(01905)22810 Fax:(01905)25419
e-mail: parmarch at vsnl.com

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