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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Phalsa Grewia asiatica L. 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. The soft, fibrous flesh is greenish-white stained with purplish-red near the skin. The Indian phalsa bushes had greater flowering and fruiting intensity than the MIA Views Asuatica Edit View history.

Click on images to enlarge habit Photo: Phalsa is often grown in marginal lands close to city markets to facilitate prompt marketing of fruit. In folk medicine the edible Grewia asiatica fruit is used in a number of pathological conditions. The control methods referred to in this fact sheet should be used in accordance with the restrictions federal and state legislation, and local government laws directly or indirectly related to each control method.

The bark is used as a soap substitute in Burma.

Grewia asiatica – Wikipedia

This species is becoming widely naturalised in northern Australia. This species reproduces by seed. The fruits are eaten fresh as dessert, are made into syrup, and extensively employed in the manufacture of soft drinks Other Names: Tree Information on growing, planting, pruning, maintenance, ripening, taste, pick or bonsai tips.

The phalsa flavor is pleasantly astringent but delicious due to very appropriate sugar-acid blend. Sheldon Navie younger leaves and flower clusters Photo: Leaf-cutting caterpillars attack the foliage at night.


It is extensively cultivated for its sweet and sour acidic fruit, which are sold in the market during summer months under the name falsa.

Large fruits have two hemispherical, hard, buff-colored seeds up to 5 mm in diameter while small fruits are generally single-seeded. The phalsa is a warm climate fruit plant.

Selected vegetative and fruiting characters of two phalsa lines are compared in Table 1. Click on images to enlarge. Seedlings produce the first crop of grewa evolved fruits 12 to 15 months from planting.

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aaiatica Large thick leaf blades, broadly ovate, base oblique, coarsely toothed, white blush underside.

Most of these species have smaller and narrower leaves, or white flowers, but dog’s balls Grewia latifolia is particularly similar. Phalsa juice ferments so readily that sodium benzoate must be added as a preservative Grewa 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.

This species invades natural woodland communities, changing the structure and processes of the systems. The phalsa planting flourishes well under variable climatic conditions, requires protection from the freezing cold temperatures.

These results demonstrated that Grewia asiatica fruit has desirable effects on blood glucose metabolism manifested as low glycemic response and modulation of ROS production. Bushes were heavily pruned each February to a height of 30 cm Yadav They vary from being broadly heart-shaped i. The small fleshy fruit mm long and mm wide are somewhat rounded i.

The wood is yellowish-white, fine-grained, strong, and flexible. Various stages in the ripening of the phalsa fruits ranging from fully developed green to fully develped ripe center.

The tips of the leaves are pointed or rounded i. Each of the branches 1.

Phalsa Fruit Tree Plant, Grewia asiatica

It has also invaded conservation areas in northern Queensland and the Northern Territory e. The current study described the effects of Grewia asiatica fruit on glycemic index GI and phagocytosis in healthy non-diabetic human subjects.


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 aqueous, methanolic and butanolic extracts of Grewia asiatica fruits were found to produce a stimulatory effect on ROS production however; the chloroform, hexane and ethanol-acetate extracted exerted significant grfwia effect.

The phalsa plant shows good response to nitrogen applications. It is thought to pose a significant threat to the biodiversity of the tropical savannas and rangelands of northern Australia.

Sheldon Navie leaves Photo: In some areas, leaf spot is caused by Cercospora grewiae. The fruits which resemble blueberry have a asistica short shelf life, and must be marketed within a day or two.

The phalsa plants grow to become straggling tall shrubs with rough bark on the stem, and have numerous long, slender, drooping branches where the young branchlets are densely covered with a coating of hairs. Fruits of warm climates: The green-house raised plants of both Indian and MIA phalsa aaiatica planted during springwere established satisfactorily and increased in vigor each year.

Yes, just follow this link Want to become a Reseller Wholesale Pricing. The astringent fruits of the Indian type phalsa had more pleasing flavor but the fruit of Miami phalsa MIA was sweeter.

The minor tropical fruits. Beginning inwe have been investigating feasibility of phalsa growing at the Fort Valley State University Agricultural Research Station. In India, this plant grows satisfactorily and produces well up to an elevation of 1, m.