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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 phalsa plant is readily propagated by rooting of hardwood cuttings as well as layering Samson Gibberellic acid has been reported to improve fruit set and increase fruit size Randhawa et al. The small fleshy fruit mm long and mm wide are somewhat rounded i. It reached western countries much later in the century. Grewia hainesiana Hole Grewia obtecta Wall. Articles with ‘species’ microformats. Amount of leaves in Winter?

The buds are also prescribed by some physicians. Beginning inwe have been investigating feasibility of phalsa growing at the Fort Valley State University Agricultural Research Station. Indian phalsa was more fruitful and had tastier fruits than the MIA line.

The fruits which resemble blueberry have a very short shelf life, and must be marketed within a day or two.

It is mostly a weed of open woodlands, grasslands, drier vine thickets, disturbed sites, riparian areas, the margins of lakes and coastal environs. The Grewia asiatica commonly known as Phalsa or Fasla is a shrub or small tree found in southern Asia.

The phalsa plant Fig. In some areas, leaf spot is caused by Cercospora grewiae. A blackish caterpillar causes galls on the growing shoots. The wealth of India: While ripening, the fruit skin turns from light green to cherry red or purplish red finally becoming dark purple or nearly black Fig. While every care is taken to ensure the accuracy of this information, DEEDI does not invite reliance upon it, nor accept responsibility for any loss or damage caused by actions based on it.


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

The Indian phalsa bushes had greater flowering and fruiting intensity than the MIA 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. Fruits ripen gradually on bushes during the summer months. Large thick leaf blades, broadly ovate, base oblique, coarsely toothed, white blush underside. 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.

High levels of phosphorus supply increase sugar content in the fruit while higher potassium suppresses sugar and promotes acidity. Grewia Grewia asiatica may be confused several native grewia’s Grewia spp. Each grewiq the branches 1. The ripe phalsa fruits Fig. These two species can be distinguished by the following differences:. These flowers are bright yellow, or reddish-purple, and have numerous stamens.

Selected vegetative and fruiting characters of two phalsa lines are compared in Table 1. These leaves are dull green yrewia hairless i. The flowers have been found to asiatia grewinol, a long chain keto-alcohol, tetratricontane ol one Lakshmi and Chauhan Wood type and planting date influence rooting of phalsa Singh et al.

The leaves cm long and cm wide are alternately arranged along the stems and are borne on short stalks i. Fruits of Indian phalsa stayed fresh for 7 days or longer under refrigeration but spoiled in a few days at room temperatures.

They vary from being broadly heart-shaped i. In India, this plant grows satisfactorily and produces well up saiatica an elevation of 1, m. The seeds are spread when they are ingested and expelled intact by birds and other animals.


It is listed as a priority environmental weed in two Natural Resource Management regions. This species has occasionally been cultivated in the warmer parts of Australia.

Grewia asiatica phalsa or falsa Urdu: Effect of time and severity of pruning on growth, yield and fruit quality of phalsa Grewia asiatica L. Seeds stay viable for years and germinate in less than three weeks Sastri 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. The delicate, fibrous flesh is grewai greenish-white becoming colored purplish-red from seed reaching near the skin.

Grewia asiatica – Wikipedia

Sheldon Navie younger leaves and flower clusters Photo: In a Pot Qty: 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 ripe fruit is covered with a very thin, whitish blush, and gerwia soft and tender.

Phalsa Grewia asiatica L. Plants were fertilized and irrigated as needed; no controls have been required for insects and disease.

This species reproduces by seed. Large fruits have two hemispherical, hard, buff-colored seeds up to 5 mm in diameter while small fruits are generally single-seeded. It is a shrub or small tree growing to 8 m tall.

The fresh leaves are valued as animal fodder. The peak fruiting period for the season ranged asiafica July 15 to August 5.