Wild HImalayan Amla
Dr. Chiranjit Parmar
parmarch at vsnl.com
Sat Nov 3 12:33:01 EDT 2029
Your place appear to be quite cold. The places where Amla grows naturally
do not get below -4 F. So I cannot say how will this plant behave?
This wild Amla just grows wild. NO research has been carried out on its
climatic requirements and there is no authentic scientific information.
So it will be an experiment in which you may succeed or may not.
Please write me what more description do you want?
There is a full chapter on Wild AMla in my book, WILD FRUITS OF THE
SUB-HIMALAYAN REGION and details are given there. I think you have a
copy. If not, you may borrow from NAFEX Library.
At 10:30 PM 11/2/00 -0500, you wrote:
>Thanks for the information. Can you describe an Amla? I'm afraid I do
>not live in a southern state, and winter temperatures here routinely
>drop below 0F (-16C) for a few nights. It stays below freezing for most
>of the winter. If I thought I could plant the lemon outdoors I would
>invest in some kind of netting to keep the critters out.
>"Dr. Chiranjit Parmar" wrote:
> > 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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