Med Chem. ;12(3) Antioxidant, Antimicrobial Activity and Medicinal Properties of Grewia asiatica L. Shukla R, Sharma DC, Baig MH, Bano S, Roy S, . Pak J Pharm Sci. Jan;26(1) Effect of Grewia asiatica fruit on glycemic index and phagocytosis tested in healthy human subjects. Mesaik MA(1). Phalsa (Grewia asiatica L., Tiliaceae) is an exotic bush plant considered horticulturally as a small fruit crop but also used as a folk medicine. The ripe phalsa.

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Fruits of Indian phalsa stayed fresh for 7 days or longer under refrigeration but spoiled in a few days at room temperatures. Grewia hainesiana Hole Grewia obtecta Wall. Some Leaves Partly Deciduous.

Antioxidant, Antimicrobial Activity and Medicinal Properties of Grewia asiatica L.

Studies to improve plant regeneration and cold hardiness are under way. Flowering occurs during winter and spring i. One-year-old seedlings are usually spaced 2 to 4.

The phalsa plant is a large, yrewia shrub Fig. Our observations in the Middle Georgia area indicated that growing phalsa is feasible in temperate areas if cold protection is assured. Phalsa is often grown in marginal lands close to city markets to facilitate prompt marketing of fruit. The Indian phalsa had smaller seeds than MIA, which is preferred. The delicate, fibrous flesh is light greenish-white becoming colored purplish-red from seed reaching near the skin.

Grewia asiatica – Wikipedia

Fruits of warm climates. The buds are also prescribed by some physicians. Click on images to enlarge. It has has invaded asiatoca in the drier parts of the Cape York Peninsula, particularly in the Laura-Lakefield area.


They may also be spread as ornamental plantings, in dumped garden waste, and by floodwaters. The phalsa plants grow to become straggling tall shrubs with rough bark on the stem, and have numerous long, slender, drooping branches where the young branchlets are densely covered with a coating of hairs. Views Read Edit View history.

The root is used by Santhal tribals for rheumatism. The flavour is pleasantly acid, somewhat grape-like. It is used for archers’ bows, spear handles, shingles, and poles for carrying loads on the shoulders. The average fruit production from the Indian type was 2. The astringent fruits of the Indian type phalsa had more pleasing flavor but the fruit of Miami phalsa MIA was sweeter.

Antioxidant, Antimicrobial Activity and Medicinal Properties of Grewia asiatica L.

Grewia Flora of tropical Asia Plants described in Plants were fertilized and irrigated as needed; no controls have been required for insects and disease. At the Fort Valley State University, however, there has been no serious biotic stresses observed on phalsa plants or fruits except that ants were found on some bushes during the fruit ripening periods. Grewia asiatica Flowers and leaves Scientific classification Kingdom: Articles with ‘species’ microformats.

Adequate sunlight and warm or hot temperatures are required for fruit ripening, development of appropriate fruit color, and good eating quality. Grewinol, a keto-alcohol from the flowers of Grewia asiatica.

This page was last edited on 20 Octoberat The tips of trewia leaves are pointed or rounded i.


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Asiaticq stem bark is said to be used in refining sugarfor making ropes and its infusion is used as a demulcent. The bark is used as a soap substitute in Burma. It reached western countries much later in the century. These fruit turn from green to red and then purplish-black or dark brown when ripe, and their skins are often covered with a thin layer of whitish powder i.

These leaves are dull green and hairless i.

Vegetative propagation of phalsa Grewia asiatica L. The leaves are applied on skin eruptions and they are known to have antibiotic action. The Indian phalsa bushes had greater flowering and fruiting intensity than the MIA The fruits are eaten fresh as dessert, are made into syrup, and extensively brewia in the manufacture of soft drinks.

According to Sastriphalsa is the most commonly used vernacular name for these fruits in India but there are several names in customary usage including dhaminparushaand shukri in Hindi, dhaman in Punjabi, man-bijal in Assamese, phalsa and shukri in Begali, mirgi chara and pharasakoli in Oriya, phalsa in Gujrati, phalsi in Maharashtra, jana, nallajana, phutiki in Telagu, palisa, tadachi in Tamil, buttiyudippe and tadasala in Kannada, and falsa in Pakistan.