Amalaki/Amla majorly grows in the tropical subcontinent of India. It is a powerful rasayana (elixir) and also possesses the most powerful multi-herb rasayana. It is an antioxidant and helps the liver in maintaining healthy cholesterol levels. Both alone and as part of Amrit, Amalaki has been found in research to have chemo-toxicity preventive qualities. It is very beneficial in relieving cough and skin diseases. Amalaki is useful in treating abdominal tumors of the Pitta variety. All parts of the plant are used in various ayurvedic herbal preparations, including the fruit, seed, leaves, root, bark and flowers.