Botanical name - Embilica officinalis
Family - Euphorbiaceae
A medium sized deciduous tree. The dried fruit is a blood purifier. Ointment made with burnt seeds in some bland oil is applied for scabies and itch. Water boiled with dried fruit is used for bath as it rejuvenates the skin. 3 g dried and powdered fruit taken daily with 10 g ghee cures skin allergies.