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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Greenhouse-raised seedlings as well as rooted cuttings of phalsa plants were successfully established inside a cold protected polyethylene-covered field structure.

Sheldon Navie leaf undersides showing raised veins Photo: It was first reported to be naturalised not far from the Darwin Botanic Gardens, where it was beng cultivated. The phalsa planting flourishes well under variable climatic conditions, requires protection from the freezing cold temperatures. The alternate, deciduous, widely spaced, thick, and large leaves are broadly heart-shaped or ovate, pointed at the apex, oblique at the base, measure up to 20 cm in length and 15 cm in width, and coarsely toothed, with a light, whitish blush on the underside.

Grewia asiatica – Useful Tropical Plants

A shrub or small tree with a spreading habit that usually grows up to 4 m tall, but can sometimes reach up to 8 m in height. It has also invaded conservation areas in northern Queensland and the Northern Territory e.


The average fruit production from the Indian type was 2. The tips of the leaves are pointed or rounded i. The fruits are eaten fresh as dessert, are made into syrup, and extensively employed in the manufacture of soft drinks.

The leaves are used as an application to pustular eruptions. In some areas, leaf spot is caused by Cercospora grewiae.

These two species can be distinguished by the following differences:. It is a shrub or small tree growing to 8 m tall.

High levels of phosphorus supply increase sugar content in the fruit while higher potassium suppresses sugar and promotes acidity. The plant is drought-tolerant, but occasional irrigation during the fruiting season and in dry periods, is profitable for growers.

Phalsa: A Potential New Small Fruit for Georgia

The green-house raised plants of both Indian and MIA phalsa lines planted during springwere established satisfactorily and increased in vigor each year. Retrieved from ” https: Some Leaves Partly Deciduous. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. This species invades natural woodland communities, changing the structure and processes of the systems. Large thick leaf blades, broadly ovate, base oblique, coarsely toothed, white blush underside. Mean berry weight asaitica 1.

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Termites gewia damage the roots. The phalsa plant Fig. The tall-growing wild phalsa plants produce fruits which are of marginal quality and are not relished by most consumers. The control methods referred to in this fact sheet should be used in accordance with the restrictions federal and state legislation, and grwia government laws directly or indirectly related to each control method.


Native to the Indian sub-continent i. Effect of time and severity of pruning on growth, yield and fruit quality of phalsa Grewia asiatica L.

The bark is used as a soap substitute in Burma.

These results demonstrated that Grewia asiatica fruit has desirable effects on blood glucose metabolism manifested as low glycemic response and modulation of ROS production. The peak fruiting period for the season ranged from July 15 to August awiatica. Flowering occurs during winter and spring i.

It reached western countries much later in the century.

Grewia asiatica – Wikipedia

Each of the branches 1. They may also be spread as ornamental plantings, in dumped garden waste, and by floodwaters. Since phalsa bears fruit on current season’s growth there is a need for regular but severe annual pruning before the on-set of spring. Salunkhe and Desai eds. Max Height when in the ground with good conditions m.

The stem bark is said to be used in refining sugarfor making ropes and its infusion is used as a demulcent. Perspectives on new crops and new uses. These flowers are bright yellow, or reddish-purple, and have numerous stamens.

It has become naturalised and locally invasive in Australia and the Greqia. How much is Freight Costs What size are your pots and plants? Fruit growing in India.