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Scientific name of Grewia: Grewia asiatica

Name of Grewia in different languages:-

English: Phalsa or Falsa

Sanskrit: Ooshaka

Hindi: falsa- फ़ालसा

Malayalam: Unnam-ഉന്നം, Balsa- ബാൾസ 

Plant description:

It is a deciduous tropical tree; grow to the height of 20 feet, fruits are berries, sour sweet, reddish purple, found in clusters of 5-8 numbers. Flowering and fruiting in the peak of summer.

Useful plant parts: Berries

Medicinal uses:

To treat inflammations, fevers and blood disorders, respiratory ailments such as asthma, bronchitis, colds, coughs and sore throat, urinary problems, acidity and indigestion, diarrhea, eczema and eruptions and heals wounds, blood pressure and cholesterol, cures anemia, rheumatism.

Chemical contents:

palmitic, stearic, oleic and linoleic, Potassium, Vitamin C, Calcium, Phosphorus and fiber.

It is used as an ingredient to prepare the Ayurvedic medicines like:-

Mahadhanwantharam Gulika

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