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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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At the Fort Valley State University, however, there has been no serious biotic stresses observed on phalsa plants or fruits except that ants were found on some bushes during the fruit ripening periods.

Native to the Indian sub-continent i. Stems that are pruned serve as garden poles and for basket-making. It is a shrub or small tree growing to 8 m tall.

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

Phalsa is often grown in marginal lands close to city markets to facilitate prompt marketing of fruit.

Termites often damage the roots. This species grows on most soil types in drier tropical and semi-arid areas. It is mostly a weed of open woodlands, grasslands, drier vine thickets, disturbed sites, riparian areas, the margins of lakes and coastal environs.

Grewia asiatica

Leaf-cutting caterpillars attack the foliage at night. The green-house raised plants of both Indian and MIA phalsa lines planted during springwere established satisfactorily and increased in vigor each year.

ROS production was found to be significantly affected, having the The phalsa plant Fig. This species reproduces by seed.

Sheldon Navie leaves Photo: It was first reported to be naturalised not far from the Darwin Botanic Gardens, where it was beng cultivated. The stem bark is said to be used in refining sugarfor making ropes grwia its infusion is used as a demulcent.

Grewia Grewia asiatica may be confused several native grewia’s Grewia spp. The phalsa plant shows good response to nitrogen applications. This species is becoming widely naturalised in northern Australia. Various stages in the ripening of the phalsa fruits ranging from fully developed green to fully develped ripe center. Phalsa juice ferments so readily that sodium benzoate must be added as a preservative Anand The sherbet or squash is prepared from the fruit pulp by grwia it with sugar and used as an astringentstomachic and cooling agent.

The bark is used as a soap substitute in Burma. The leaves cm long and cm wide are alternately arranged along the stems and are borne on short stalks i.

Grewia asiatica

In a Pot Qty: The astringent fruits of the Indian type phalsa had more pleasing flavor but the fruit of Miami phalsa MIA was sweeter. They may also be spread as ornamental plantings, in dumped garden waste, and by floodwaters. However, phalsa fruit has a short shelf life and is considered suitable only for local marketing Anand Retrieved from ” https: The control methods referred to in this fact sheet should be used asoatica accordance with the restrictions federal and state legislation, and local government laws directly or indirectly related to each control method.

Grewia asiatica Flowers and leaves Scientific classification Kingdom: Daleys Fruit Tree Nursery. Individual fruits measure from 1.

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

The tips of the leaves are pointed or rounded i. It has become naturalised and locally invasive in Australia and the Philippines. Large fruits have two hemispherical, hard, asiatic seeds up to 5 mm in diameter while small fruits are generally single-seeded.

Grewia Grewia asiatica is listed as a high priority weed grewiw in the Cook Shire and as a medium priority pest species in the Townsville City Council local authority area.

The buds are also prescribed by some physicians. Grewia Image Price Avail. Sheldon Navie leaf undersides showing raised veins Photo: