Indian gooseberry (Phyllanthus emblica
or Emblica officinalis
) has traditionally been used for the purposes of enhancing general vitality and cognition as well as promoting longevity. It has been used for many years as a herb from Indian (Ayurveda) and Chinese herbal medicine. Research has shown it to possess many positive qualities for its use as a supplement in animals' diets. The fruit is a rich source of many bioactive compounds including alkaloids, carbohydrates, polyphenolics, essential amino acids, and vitamins, especially vitamin C. It also contains tannic acid, ellagitannin, gallic acid, emblicanin A, emblicanin B, and ellagic acid along with flavonoids and kaempferol.
Adding P. emblica
derived tannins to the diet of broiler chickens helped to protect them against coccidiosis.
A study conducted by Sarvaiya VN et al, 2015 demonstrated that oral administration of aqueous and alcoholic extracts of P. emblica
fruits for 28 days provided protection against gout in rats.
Nutritional value of 1 cup (150g) of raw gooseberries
|Omega-3 fatty acids||69mg|
|Omega-6 fatty acids||406mg|