It was first found in Varanasi India and was taken by Buddhist scholars to other Asian countries and the rest of the world. It is a shrub or small tree growing to 8 m tall. It is extensively cultivated for its sweet and sour acidic fruit, which are sold in the market during summer months under the name falsa. The sherbet or squash is prepared from the fruit pulp by mixing it with sugar and used as an astringent , stomachic and cooling agent.

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Since ancient time, India is a well known subcontinent for medicinal plants where diversity of plants is known for the treatment of many human disorders. Grewia asiatica is a dicot shrub belonging to the Grewioideae family and well known for its medicinally important fruit commonly called Falsa. Fruits of G. Recent advancement of Falsa researches concluded its antimicrobial and anti-diabetic activity.

Since ancient time medicinal plants are traditionally used for the treatment of different diseases G. Now a days, G. Different pharmacological investigations reveal the presence of phenols, saponnins, flavonoids and tannins compound in the fruits. Present review highlights the phytopharmacological and different traditional use of G.

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Grewia asiatica L.

Effect of Grewia asiatica fruit on glycemic index and phagocytosis tested in healthy human subjects. The Grewia asiatica commonly known as Phalsa or Fasla is a shrub or small tree found in southern Asia. It produces purple to black color fruit when ripe. In folk medicine the edible Grewia asiatica fruit is used in a number of pathological conditions. The current study described the effects of Grewia asiatica fruit on glycemic index GI and phagocytosis in healthy non-diabetic human subjects. The results showed that Grewia asiatica fruit has low GI value of 5. Luminol-enhanced chemiluminescence assay was carried out to determine the production of reactive oxygen species ROS in the oxidative burst activity of whole blood.


Antioxidant, Antimicrobial Activity and Medicinal Properties of Grewia Asiatica L

Grewia asiatica L. Fruits are a rich source of nutrients such as proteins, amino acids, vitamins, and minerals and contain various bioactive compounds, like anthocyanins, tannins, phenolics and flavonoids. Different parts of this plant possess different pharmacological properties. Leaves have antimicrobial, anticancer, antiplatelet and antiemetic activities; fruit possess anticancer, antioxidant, radioprotective and antihyperglycemic properties; while stem bark possesses analgesic and anti-inflammatory activities. This review focuses on the botanical description, phytochemistry, nutritional studies and pharmacological properties of this plant. The dieto-therapeutic importance of fruits is well-recognized since the beginning of human civilization. Fruits occupy an important position in the socio-cultural and health systems of many countries and there is a growing interest in exploring their therapeutic and nutritional properties.


Grewia asiatica

Botany Phalsa is a small tree, with young stems and inflorescences densely covered with hairs. Leaves are obliquely ovate, sometimes obscurely 3-lobed, 7. Leaves are sometimes obscurely 3-lobed. Flowers are yellow, about 2 centimeters in length, borne in densely crowded, rarely solitary, axillary cymes. Fruit is edible, small and round, purple to almost black when ripe, sweetish and somewhat acid; each drupe containing a large seed. Constituents - Fruits are a rich source of nutrients: proteins, amino acids, vitamins, and minerals, and bioactive compounds, like anthocyanins, tannins, phenolics, and flavonoids.

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