By M. Deepa
Nelli, known scientifically as Phyllanthus Emblica and recognized by well-known Sanskrit names such as Amaliki, Dhatri, Amla, Bahu Muli, and Pancharasa, is a medicinal fruit. Nelli, with its six flavors (sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter, and astringent), provides a delightful combination of various sweet tastes. The male and female flowers of the Nelli plant, also known as Beheth Nelli, are located on the same plant. Male flowers are white, and female flowers are dark brown. Nelli is recognized as one of the richest fruits in vitamin C. Consuming 5 - 6 Nelli fruits daily can help maintain blood sugar levels at a low level, effectively treating diabetes and related wounds. Nelli is highly recommended for increasing appetite, treating oral diseases, aiding with fainting, managing Rath Pith disease, relieving headaches, and addressing respiratory problems. Individuals suffering from fatty deposits in the liver can achieve positive results by drinking a teaspoon of Nelli juice for about 25 days. Additionally, consuming raw Nelli contributes to fairer skin, helps prevent hair loss and graying of hair, aids in digestion, and boosts appetite. Including Nelli in our daily diet can contribute to leading a healthy life.