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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In folk medicine the edible Grewia asiatica fruit is used in a number of pathological conditions. It is mostly a weed of open woodlands, grasslands, drier vine thickets, disturbed sites, riparian areas, the margins of lakes and coastal environs.
Max Height when in the ground with good conditions m.
Phalsa: A Potential New Small Fruit for Georgia
The small fleshy fruit mm long and mm wide are somewhat rounded i. Grewia Grewia asiatica is regarded as an environmental weed in the Northern Territory and Queensland. They may also be asiqtica as ornamental plantings, in dumped garden waste, and by floodwaters.
Phalsa is often grown in marginal lands close to city markets to facilitate prompt marketing of fruit. 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. Wood type and planting date influence rooting of phalsa Singh et al.
Greenhouse-raised seedlings as well as rooted cuttings of phalsa plants were successfully established inside a cold protected polyethylene-covered field structure. Large thick dark green ovate leaves, pointed apex, coarse teeth, prominent leaf veins. The plant is drought-tolerant, but occasional irrigation during the fruiting season and in dry periods, is profitable for growers.
This species invades natural woodland communities, changing the structure and processes of the systems. Effect of gibberellic acid and some other plant growth regulators on fruit set, size, total yield and quality of phalsa Grewia asiatica L. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. The Indian phalsa had smaller seeds than MIA, which is preferred.
Retrieved from ” https: It is used for archers’ bows, spear handles, shingles, and poles for carrying loads on the shoulders.
The delicate, fibrous flesh is light greenish-white becoming colored purplish-red from seed reaching near the skin. Grewia asiatica Flowers and leaves Scientific classification Kingdom: Overripe fruit flesh becomes suffused with purple color later followed by shriveling of fruit skin due to moisture loss.
Chris Gardiner flowers Photo: The Indian phalsa bushes had greater flowering and fruiting intensity than the MIA Chris Gardiner immature fruit Photo: The green-house raised plants of both Indian and MIA phalsa lines planted during springwere established satisfactorily and increased in vigor each year.
Phalsa is considered stress-tolerant and is commonly grown under neglect Hays Our observations in the Middle Georgia area indicated that growing phalsa is feasible in temperate areas if cold protection is assured.
In India, this plant grows satisfactorily and produces well up to an elevation of 1, m. A blackish caterpillar causes galls on the growing shoots.
Antioxidant, Antimicrobial Activity and Medicinal Properties of Grewia asiatica L.
How much is Freight Costs What size are your pots and plants? Gibberellic acid has been reported to improve fruit set and increase fruit size Randhawa et al. 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 fruits are eaten fresh as dessert, are made into syrup, asiaitca extensively employed in the manufacture of soft drinks.
Weeds of Australia – Biosecurity Queensland Edition Fact Sheet
Views Read Edit View history. The control asiaatica 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.
Daleys Fruit Tree Nursery. This species grows on most soil types in drier tropical and semi-arid areas. Some Leaves Partly Deciduous.
Grewia asiatica – Useful Tropical Plants
Small inconspicuous flowers, orange petals, bright yellow sepals, The tips of the leaves are pointed or grdwia i. It was first reported to be naturalised not far from the Darwin Botanic Gardens, where it was beng cultivated.
Fruits of Indian phalsa stayed fresh for 7 days or longer under refrigeration but spoiled in a few days at room temperatures.