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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The root bark is employed in treating rheumatism. Gibberellic acid has been reported to improve fruit set and increase fruit size Randhawa et al.

Grewia asiatica

Click asiztica images to enlarge habit Photo: Mean berry weight was 1. Chris Gardiner flowers Photo: The plant is drought-tolerant, but occasional irrigation during the fruiting season and in dry periods, is profitable for growers.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. It produces purple to black color fruit when ripe. They vary from being asiatjca heart-shaped i. In the Townsville region it grows in disturbed areas in eucalypt woodlands which are subject to frequent fires. Large thick dark green ovate leaves, pointed apex, coarse teeth, prominent leaf veins.

Articles with ‘species’ microformats. The fruit is astringent and stomachic. Most of these species have smaller and narrower leaves, or white flowers, but dog’s balls Grewia latifolia is particularly similar. Selected vegetative and fruiting characters of two phalsa lines are compared in Table grewix.


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The tips of the leaves are pointed or rounded i. Studies to improve plant regeneration and cold hardiness are under way. The phalsa plant grows vigorously and produces satisfactorily under variable soil types including fine sand, clay or even limestone, when soil fertility is not very poor.

Seedlings produce the first crop of well evolved fruits 12 to 15 months from planting. Effect of time and severity of pruning on growth, yield and fruit quality of phalsa Grewia asiatica L. The phalsa plants grow to become straggling tall shrubs with rough bark on the stem, and have numerous long, slender, grwwia branches where the young branchlets are densely covered with a coating of hairs. Perspectives on new crops and new uses.

Grewia asiatica – Wikipedia

The leaves are used as an application to pustular eruptions. The average fruit production from the Indian type was 2. The phalsa plant Fig. The phalsa plant is readily propagated by rooting of hardwood cuttings as well as layering Samson The phalsa is a warm climate fruit plant.

Various stages in the ripening of the phalsa fruits ranging from fully developed green to fully develped ripe center. The buds are also prescribed by some physicians. A mucilaginous extract of the bark is useful in clarifying sugar. Grewia Grewia asiatica may be confused several native grewia’s Grewia spp. Morton reported that when unripe, phalsa fruit alleviates inflammation and is administered in respiratory, cardiac, and blood disorders, as well as in fever reduction.

The phalsa plant shows good response to nitrogen applications. grswia

Grewia asiatica – Useful Tropical Plants

It reached western countries much later in the century. Daleys Fruit Tree Nursery. The tall-growing wild phalsa plants produce fruits which are of marginal quality and are not relished by most consumers. The bark is used as a soap substitute in Burma.

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Grewia Grewia asiatica is regarded as an environmental weed in the Northern Territory and Queensland. A large, scraggly shrub native to Asia produces small, orange-yellow flowers followed by fruits, 1cm in diameter produced in in open, branched clusters. Adequate sunlight and warm or hot temperatures are required for fruit ripening, development of appropriate fruit color, and good eating quality. The stem bark is said to be used in refining sugarfor making ropes and its infusion is used as a demulcent.

It is extensively cultivated for its sweet and sour acidic fruit, which are sold in the market during summer months under the grewi falsa. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Our observations in the Middle Georgia area indicated that growing phalsa is feasible in temperate areas if cold protection is assured. The phalsa plant is a large, shaggy shrub Fig. The fruits are eaten fresh as dessert, are made into syrup, and extensively employed in the manufacture of soft drinks Other Names: Conventional propagation of phalsa plant is by seed.

The fresh leaves are valued as animal fodder. Retrieved from ” https: Fruits of warm climates.

Indian phalsa was more fruitful and had tastier fruits than the MIA line.