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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Grewia asiatica phalsa or falsa Urdu: Retrieved from ” https: The Indian phalsa had smaller seeds than MIA, which is preferred. The green-house raised plants of both Indian and MIA phalsa lines planted during springwere established satisfactorily and increased in vigor rgewia year.

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Julia Morton, Miami, FL. Grewia Grewia asiatica is listed as a high priority weed species in the Cook Shire and as a medium priority pest species in the Townsville City Council local authority area. This species grows on most soil types in drier tropical and semi-arid areas. Grewia Image Price Avail. Morton reported that when unripe, phalsa fruit alleviates inflammation and is administered asiiatica respiratory, cardiac, and blood disorders, as well as in fever reduction.

The sherbet or squash is prepared from the fruit pulp by mixing it with sugar and used as an astringentstomachic and cooling agent.

Overripe fruit flesh becomes suffused with purple color later followed by shriveling asiiatica fruit skin due to moisture loss. However, phalsa fruit has a short shelf life and is considered suitable only for local marketing Anand Fruits ripen gradually on bushes during the summer months.


Grewia asiatica Description A large, scraggly shrub native to Asia produces small, orange-yellow flowers followed by fruits, 1cm in diameter produced in in open, branched clusters. Phalsa Grewia asiatica L. In folk medicine the edible Grewia asiatica fruit is used in a number of pathological conditions. It is used for archers’ bows, spear handles, shingles, and poles for carrying loads on the shoulders.

It has become naturalised and locally invasive in Australia and the Philippines. It is a shrub or small tree growing to 8 m tall. ROS production was found to be significantly affected, having the Since phalsa bears fruit on current season’s growth there is a need for regular but severe annual pruning before the on-set of xsiatica. Seeds stay viable for years and germinate in less than three weeks Sastri The fruits are eaten fresh as dessert, are made into syrup, and extensively employed in the manufacture of soft drinks Other Names: Large thick leaf blades, broadly asiatifa, base oblique, coarsely toothed, white blush underside.

Fruits of Indian phalsa stayed fresh for 7 days or longer under refrigeration but spoiled in a few days at room temperatures. Sheldon Navie leaf undersides showing raised veins Photo: At Laura, it grows in eucalypt and melaleuca woodlands or open forest and is asiativa vigorous in riparian areas near the Laura River.

Analyses made long ago in the Philippines established the following values as reported by Morton The phalsa plant shows good response to nitrogen applications.


Sheldon Navie broad, alternately arranged, leaves Photo: It produces purple to black color fruit when ripe.

Seedlings produce the first crop of well evolved fruits 12 to 15 months from planting. Amount of leaves in Winter?

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Effect of gibberellic acid and some other plant growth regulators on fruit set, size, total yield and quality of phalsa Grewia asiatica L.

Indian phalsa was more fruitful and had tastier fruits than the MIA line. The leaves cm long and cm wide are alternately arranged along the stems and are borne on short stalks i. Chris Gardiner close-up of immature and mature fruit Photo: A large, scraggly shrub native to Asia produces small, orange-yellow flowers followed by fruits, 1cm in diameter produced in in open, branched clusters.

The phalsa is asiayica warm climate fruit plant. Phalsa is considered stress-tolerant and is commonly grown under neglect Hays A blackish caterpillar causes galls on the growing shoots. Phalsa is often grown in marginal lands close to city markets to facilitate prompt marketing of fruit. Effect of time and severity of pruning on growth, yield and fruit quality of phalsa Grewia asiatica L.

One-year-old seedlings are usually spaced 2 to 4.