Indian gooseberry

Other Names:



  • Anticoccidial
  • Antioxidant
  • Antibacterial
  • Antiviral
  • Antiinflammatory
  • Antiulcer
  • Antigout
  • Antidiarrheal

Indian Gooseberry

Emblica officinalis

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.

Antigout properties
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
Dietary Fiber6.4g
Omega-3 fatty acids69mg
Omega-6 fatty acids406mg


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