These lovely golf ball sized fruits are called AMLA ( Hindi) or Indian Gooseberry ( English) .
These lemon-green coloured balls are the richest natural source of Vitamin C. They contain 4 times the Vitamin C as is found in Citrus fruits like an Orange.
Phyllanthus emblica or Emblica Officinalis are the scientific names of the tree of the Amla or Amlaki ( Sanskrit).
Used by the traditional Indian school of medicine, Ayurveda for thousands of years, the Amla has numerous curative properties.
One of the tools of classification of Ayurveda, is Taste. All fruits/herbs are clubbed under 6 different tastes.
The Amla amazingly falls under 5 of the 6 tastes (Sour, Astringent, Sweet, Bitter and Pungent). The only taste left is Salty.
I will classify Amla under the heading SUPERFOOD.
branches laden with fruits
The tree is extremely hardy and requires little water and care making it an ideal fruit bearing tree for the near desert like climate of Pushkar in Rajasthan.
The Amla is a miraculous fruit and has numerous curative properties as it revives and conserves the forces of Life.
( http://ayurveda-foryou.com/ayurveda_herb/amalaki.html) enlists all the medicinal properties extensively.
You will find the Amla being sold on the streets in Pushkar , do have one daily for breakfast with a pinch of Rock salt or Kala Namak. Far better than popping pills.
Do try to find the Amla trees laden with this miraculous herb or better still stay at Resorts like the Pushkar Risala located in the the midst of an Amla Orchard.