According to Ayurveda, amla fruit is sour and astringent in taste, with sweet, bitter and pungent secondary tastes.
Its qualities are light and dry, the post digestive effect is sweet and its energy is cooling.
It has also been proved that the consumption of amla juice is good for the skin and hair.
Hence many cosmetic products that are related to hair and skin have amla contents in it.
The tree is worshipped on Amalaka Ekadashi. In Hindu myths, amla is said to have originated from the drops of amrit which spilled on earth accidentally, due to the fight of Gods and Demons after ksheera sagar manthan.
And hence also this religious belief makes claims that it almost cures every disease and is also good in extending the longevity of life.