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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This species invades natural woodland communities, changing the structure and processes of the systems.

Phalsa Fruit Tree Plant, Grewia asiatica

The buds are also prescribed by some physicians. 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 grewiw in great numbers in open, branched clusters.

The leaves are used as an application to pustular eruptions. Fruit growing in India. Fertilizer application although casual, helps plant health and production.

Our observations in the Middle Georgia area indicated that growing phalsa is feasible in temperate areas if cold protection is assured. The green-house raised plants of both Indian and MIA phalsa lines planted during grewizwere established satisfactorily and increased in vigor each year.


It has become naturalised and asiiatica invasive in Australia and the Philippines. Most of these species have smaller and narrower leaves, or white flowers, but dog’s balls Grewia latifolia is particularly similar. Fruits ripen gradually on bushes during the summer months.

Check our website at www. In folk medicine the edible Grewia asiatica fruit is used in a number of pathological conditions. Small inconspicuous flowers, orange petals, bright yellow sepals, Assiatica tips of the leaves are pointed or rounded i. Analyses made long ago in the Philippines established the following values as reported by Morton Luminol-enhanced chemiluminescence assay was carried out to determine the production of reactive oxygen species ROS in the oxidative burst activity of whole blood.

This species has occasionally been cultivated in the warmer parts of Australia. It has also invaded conservation areas in northern Queensland and the Northern Territory e. Sheldon Navie leaves Photo: The plant is drought-tolerant, but occasional irrigation during the fruiting season and in dry periods, is profitable for growers.

It is thought to pose a significant threat to the biodiversity of the tropical savannas and rangelands of northern Australia. The Indian phalsa had smaller seeds than MIA, which is preferred. In the Northern Territory, grewia Grewia asiatica is a significant weed in the Daly Basin region and is also present in the Finnis and Adelaide River catchments.


Phalsa: A Potential New Small Fruit for Georgia

Sheldon Navie broad, alternately arranged, leaves Photo: This species grows on most soil types in drier tropical and semi-arid areas. The Grewia asiatica commonly known as Phalsa or Fasla is a shrub or small tree found in southern Asia. This species is becoming widely naturalised in northern Australia. In a Pot Qty: The leaves cm long and cm wide wsiatica alternately arranged along the stems and are borne on short stalks i.

Flowering occurs during winter and spring i. It produces purple to black color fruit when ripe. Chris Gardiner close-up of immature and mature fruit Photo: At Laura, it grows in eucalypt and melaleuca woodlands or open forest and is particularly vigorous in riparian areas near the Laura River. The Indian phalsa bushes had greater flowering and fruiting intensity than the MIA The small fleshy fruit mm long and mm wide are somewhat rounded i.

The phalsa is a warm climate fruit plant. Wood type and planting date influence rooting of phalsa Singh et al.