Amalaki is a moderately sized tree growing throughout India, bearing greenish-yellow gooseberry-like fruits.
Rasa: Sour, bitter, astringent; secondarily, pungent and bitter
Guna: Light, dry
Dosha: PV-, K+
Dhatu: All, builds ojas.
Srotas: Circulation, digestion, and elimination
Prabhava: Elevates the sattvic quality in the mind and body. Fuels the agni and enhances digestion without aggravating pitta. Calms all three doshas.