Therapeutic potential of Phyllanthus emblica (amla): the ayurvedic wonder

@article{Mirunalini2010TherapeuticPO,
  title={Therapeutic potential of Phyllanthus emblica (amla): the ayurvedic wonder},
  author={Sankaran Mirunalini and Mani Krishnaveni},
  journal={Journal of Basic and Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology},
  year={2010},
  volume={21},
  pages={105 - 93}
}
Medicinal plants are nature's gift to human beings to promote a disease free healthy life. Many medicinal plants are present in a group of herbal preparations of the Indian traditional health care system (Ayurveda) named Rasayana proposed for their interesting antioxidant activities. Phyllanthus emblica Linn. (syn. Emblica officinalis), commonly known as Indian gooseberry or amla, family Euphorbiaceae, is an important herbal drug used in unani (Graceo - arab) and ayurvedic systems of medicine… 
Phytochemistry, pharmacology and medicinal properties of Phyllanthus emblica Linn.
TLDR
This review tried to explore the complete information of P. emblica including its pharmacognosy, phytochemistry and pharmacology, which has been used in Ayurveda as a potent Rasayana (rejuvenator).
Current Trends in the Research of Emblica officinalis (Amla): A Pharmacological Perspective
TLDR
The nutritional value, biochemical constituents, traditional uses, medicinal value of amla and its use as a household remedy are discussed.
Phyllanthus emblica: A comprehensive review of its therapeutic benefits
TLDR
The recent literature relevant to the nutritional, health, and therapeutic benefits of P. emblica are summarized and new studies could be designed to explore valuable bioactive compounds present throughout in nature in the form of plants.
Emblica officinalis (Amla) with a Particular Focus on Its Antimicrobial Potentials: A Review
TLDR
The current review emphasizes on the phytochemical constituents, mechanisms behind the antimicrobial activity and also briefly summarizes other medicinal and therapeutic usefulness of the E. officinalis.
Tradition and medicinal value of Indian gooseberry : A review
Research in medicinal plants has gained a renewed focus recently. The prime reason is that other system of medicine although effective come with a number of side effects that often lead to serious
Amla (Emblica officinalis Gaertn), a wonder berry in the treatment and prevention of cancer
  • M. Baliga, Jason Dsouza
  • Medicine
    European journal of cancer prevention : the official journal of the European Cancer Prevention Organisation
  • 2011
TLDR
A review for the first time summarizes the results related to these properties and also emphasizes the aspects that warrant future research to establish its activity and utility as a cancer preventive and therapeutic drug in humans.
EVALUATION OF PHYTOCHEMICAL ANALYSIS AND ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY OF PHYLLANTHUS EMBLICA (L.) FRUIT PULP
Phyllanthus emblica (L.) is commonly known as Indian gooseberry. It has been extensively used, both as edible plants and for therapeutic potentials. The fruit of P.emblica have significant medicinal
Assessment of the antimicrobial activity of the ethanolic extract of Phyllanthus emblica in combination with different classes of antibiotics against single and multi-drug resistant strains
TLDR
This review has focused its interest on the antimicrobial potential of crude ethanolic extract of Phyllanthus emblica alone and in combination with 2 antibiotic drugs in 12 microorganism culture.
A short description on pharmacogenetic properties of Emblica officinalis
TLDR
Important pharmacogenetic property of Emblica officinalis is discus in this communication, which is widely used in the ayurvedic medicines and believed to increase defense against diseases.
...
1
2
3
4
5
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 71 REFERENCES
[Ethnopharmacology of Phyllanthus emblica L].
  • Q. Xia, P. Xiao, L. Wan, J. Kong
  • Biology, Medicine
    Zhongguo Zhong yao za zhi = Zhongguo zhongyao zazhi = China journal of Chinese materia medica
  • 1997
TLDR
It is indicated that there are 17 countries and nations of the world using various parts of P. emblica in their medical treatment and the medicinal plant is good for anti-hepatitis, anti-cancer,Anti-tumor and regulation of stomachal function.
From plant to patient: an ethnomedical approach to the identification of new drugs for the treatment of NIDDM
TLDR
The case is presented for an alternative pathway to discovery of drugs for the treatment of NIDDM; one based on an ethnomedical approach, involving ethnobotany and traditional medicine.
A Pilot clinical study to evaluate the effect of Emblica officinalis extract (Amlamax™) on markers of systemic inflammation and dyslipidemia
TLDR
The present results must be considered encouraging and indicate the potential of Amlamax™ in the management of heart diseases.
Vitamin C content and antioxidant activity of the fruit and of the Ayurvedic preparation of Emblica officinalis Gaertn.
TLDR
A reliable and feasible HPLC method with diode array detection has been developed and it is found that the Emblica fruit contains ascorbic acid and that the Ayurvedic method of processing increases the healthy characteristics of the fruit thanks to a higher antioxidant activity and a higher content of ascorBic acid.
The chemistry and biological activity of herbs used in Flor‐Essence™ herbal tonic and Essiac
TLDR
Experimental studies with individual herbs have shown evidence of biological activity including antioxidant, antioestrogenic, immunostimulant, antitumour, and antiocholeretic actions, but research that demonstrates these positive effects in the experimental setting has not been translated to the clinical arena.
Anti-diabetic activity of medicinal plants and its relationship with their antioxidant property.
TLDR
Methanolic extract of Terminalia chebula, Terminalia belerica, Emblica officinalis and their combination named 'Triphala' (equal proportion of above three plant extracts) were found to inhibit lipid peroxide formation and to scavenge hydroxyl and superoxide radicals in vitro.
Phytochemical, antibacterial and pharmacological investigations on momordica charantia linn.emblica officinalis gaertn.and curcuma longa linn.
TLDR
The hypoglycemic activity of the combination was found to be higher than M.charantia alone and the combination showed better antibacterial activity compared to the individual plant ingredients alone.
Antimutagenic and Anticarcinogenic Activity of Emblica officinalis Gaertn
TLDR
Aqueous extracts of Emblica officinalis and Chyavanaprash were found to inhibit 20-methylcholanthrene-induced sarcoma and to increase the life span of the animals.
Protective effects of Emblica officinalis Gaertn. in cyclophosphamide-treated mice
TLDR
It is suggested that E. officinalis or its medicinal preparations may prove to be useful as a component of combination therapy in cancer patients under CP treatment regimen, and plant extract in particular was very effective in reducing CP-induced suppression of humoral immunity.
...
1
2
3
4
5
...