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 small fruits, almost round drupes like blueberry and purple, crimson or cherry red in color when ripe, borne on a 2- to 3-cm-long peduncle, are produced in great numbers in open, branched clusters.

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

The phalsa flavor is pleasantly astringent but delicious due to very appropriate sugar-acid blend. It was first recorded in Darwin, and has since become relatively widespread in the northern parts of the Northern Territory.

The delicate, fibrous flesh is light greenish-white becoming colored purplish-red from seed reaching near the skin. Articles with ‘species’ microformats. A mucilaginous extract of the bark is useful in greeia sugar. 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. Grewwia caterpillars attack the foliage at night. The minor tropical fruits. Chris Gardiner close-up of immature and mature fruit Photo: The phalsa plant is readily propagated by rooting of hardwood cuttings as well as layering Samson The astringent fruits of the Indian type phalsa had more pleasing flavor but the fruit of Miami phalsa MIA was sweeter.


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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. The fruits are eaten fresh as dessert, are made into syrup, and extensively employed in the manufacture of soft drinks. This species is becoming widely naturalised in northern Australia.

Seedlings produce the first crop of well evolved fruits 12 to 15 months from planting. Seedling Learn About Propagation Methods. In a Pot Qty: Chris Gardiner immature fruit Photo: Freshly harvested phalsa fruits were frozen and analyzed for 17 nutritional items by a local commercial analytical laboratory Table 2. 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.

Bushes flower progressively during the spring months. At Laura, it grows in eucalypt and melaleuca woodlands or open forest and is particularly vigorous in riparian areas near the Laura River.

Phalsa: A potential new small fruit for Georgia

Various stages in the ripening of the aasiatica fruits ranging from fully developed green to fully develped ripe center. Indian phalsa was more fruitful and had tastier fruits than the MIA line. Gradual but steady fruit ripening during the summer of only a few fruits in a cluster necessitates frequent harvesting Salunkhe and Desai Large thick dark green ovate leaves, pointed apex, coarse teeth, prominent leaf veins.

Effect of growth regulators on phalsa Grewia asiatica L. Individual fruits measure from 1.

These two species can be distinguished by the following differences:. Grewia Flora of tropical Asia Plants described in Retrieved from ” https: This page was last edited on 20 Octoberat Fruit growing in India.


A shrub or small tree with a spreading habit that usually grows up to 4 m tall, but can sometimes reach up to grwia m in height. Sheldon Navie broad, alternately arranged, leaves Photo: The leaves are applied on skin eruptions and they are known to have antibiotic action.

Phalsa: A Potential New Small Fruit for Georgia

Sheldon Navie leaf undersides showing raised veins Photo: Grewia Image Price Avail. Fiber extracted from the bark is made greewia rope. Fruits of warm climates. The root is used by Santhal tribals for rheumatism. Asiaticz wealth of India: In the Townsville region it grows in disturbed areas in eucalypt woodlands which are subject to frequent fires.

Effect of time and severity of pruning on growth, yield and fruit quality of phalsa Grewia asiatica L.

High levels of phosphorus supply increase sugar content in the fruit while higher potassium suppresses sugar and promotes acidity. 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 fruit is astringent and stomachic. Phalsa is often grown in marginal lands close to city markets to facilitate prompt marketing of fruit. The green-house raised plants of both Indian and MIA phalsa lines planted during springwere established satisfactorily and increased in vigor each year.

The phalsa plant is a large, shaggy shrub Fig. Grewia Grewia asiatica is believed to be reasonably widespread in northern Queensland, with specimens being collected from the Collinsville, Townsville, Mackay, Ayr, Laura and Cooktown districts.