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Makhom pom

Scientific Name: Emblica officinalis
aka: Emblica myrobalan, Amla, Amlaki


Introduction:

Makhom pom is one of the most often used herbs in the Asian Ayurvedic healing system. It has a reputation as a powerful rejuvenating herb. The fruit is a very rich source of Vitamin C (600mg/100g) and is used in preserves as a nutritive tonic in general weakness
(Dey, 1980).
Organic Makhom pom also commonly known as Amla and Amlaki is almost good for everyone on a regular basis. Research shows that 8.75 mg of natural vitamin C complex from the fruit is equivalent to 100mg of the most commonly used synthetic vitamin C.

Description:

Makhom pom is a medium-sized deciduous tree with gray bark and reddish wood which successfully grows in variable agro-climatic and soil conditions. Amlaki leaves are feathery, linear oblong in shape and smell like lemon. The flowers are greenish yellow in colour which starts appearing in the beginning of spring season. The matured tree can tolerate a high temperature of 45øC as well as a freezing temperature. Thus, it is not much influenced by hot winds and frost. It is a potential crop which grows in the marginal soils and various kinds of degraded lands such as salt-affected soils, saline’s and dry and semi-dry regions. The tree is found growing in the plains and sub-mountain tracts all over the Asian and Indian subcontinent.

History: Makhom pom is worshipped as an auspicious fruit from the ancient times and respected as a symbol of good health.

India’s Amala Navami festival is celebrated at the beginning of winter season of Hindu calendar, where Amlaki tree are socially and religiously propagated among people and cultivated for promotion of good health.

Benefits: It is believed to be "Sattwic" (that which stimulates spiritual purity).

•Makhom pom increases "OJAS"(the subtle essence of living matter, the foundation of good health, mental sanity, and spiritual growth).

• The edible fruit tissue of Amlaki contains protein concentration 3-fold and ascorbic acid concentration 160-fold than those of apples. This fruit also contains considerably higher concentration of most minerals and amino acids than apples.

• It's juice has 20 to 30 times more natural vitamin C than orange juice.

• Makhom pom is used as cosmetic in India and an accepted hair tonic in traditional recipes for enriching hair growth and pigmentation.

• It has been regarded as a sacred tree worshipped as Mother Earth and is and believed to nurture humankind because the fruits are so very nourishing.

• Tannin & Phyllemblin antioxidants, free radical scavenging anti-cancer agents

• The fruit is diuretic, laxative, carminative, stomachic, astringent, antidiarrhoeal, antihaemorrhagic and antianaemic.

Parts Used: Fresh Fruit, Dried fruit, nuts & seeds, leaves, root, bark, and flowers. Ripe fruits are used fresh where available. Dried powder is also widely distributed.

Chemical Constituents: The major chemical constituents are Phyllemblin, Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C), Gallic acid, Tannins, Pectin etc.

We export Makhom pom dried fruit powder, sun dried seedless fruit nuggets as well as an super anti-oxidant skin & body rejuvenative oil.

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