Phyllanthus emblica. Amla is also known by the Sanskrit name 'Amalaki' and is 'bitter' and 'sour'. This herb is one of the three fruits that makes Triphala. One of the key benefits to this herb is that it supports healthy a metabolism and aids digestion and elimination from the body. Alongside this, the herb has a high concentration of vitamin c (around 20 time that of an orange!) which enhances immunity. This antioxidant is also used to maintain healthy hair lustre, growth and thickness.