Amlas (Indian gooseberries) are a major ingredient in several herbal tonics as they are reputed to be good for the liver, eyes and stomach. Amlas are the richest known source of vitamin C. br> The Sweet Amla candy is prepared by soaking 1/2 kg (10-12 pieces) of the fruit in a syrup containing 350gms of sugar. The candy is either chewed or allowed to stay in the mouth. br> Chewing and swallowing does not allow the sugar to come in contact with the teeth for a long time. However, keeping the candy in the mouth for a prolonged amount of time creates an acidic environment in the oral cavity. This causes the demineralization of the tooth causing it to eventually decay.