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Phyllanthus acidus - Lavalīphala
Lavalīphala consists of dried fruit of Phyllanthus acidus. Phyllanthus acidus is a small or medium sized tree cultivated in gardens, and also grown as a roadside tree.
Triterpenoids (β- amyrin, Phyllanthol) and Gallic acid.
|English||Star gooseberry, Country gooseberry|
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
Kaṣāya, Amla, Madhura
Rūkṣa, Guru, Viśada
Pittahara, Kaphahara, Vātakara, Grāhi, Rakta Stambhana
|Simple||Alternate||The leaves are ovate or lanceolate in form, with short petioles and pointed ends about 2 to 7.5 cm long. They are green and smooth on the upper-side and blue-green on the underside|
|Type||Size||Color and composition||Stamen||More information|
|Bisexual||Pink||The flowers are small and pinkish and appear in clusters in 5 to 12.5 cm long panicles at leafless parts of the main branches, at the upper part of the tree.|
|Berry||The fruits are numerous, oblate, with 6 to 8 ribs, and are densely clustered. They are pale yellow or white, waxy, crisp, juicy and very sour||About 4 to 6 seeds are contained in a stone at the center of each fruit|
List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
How to plant/cultivate
Gooseberry tree grows well in the tropics at low and medium altitudes in places with a short or prolonged dry season.