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ફાલસા, Falsa, Grewia asiatica

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Falsa fruit is available in India during the months of May and June, which are the peak hot months.

A very delicate and perishable fruit, falsa is difficult to transport. This is one of the reasons it is not available throughout the world. When consumed during the summer, it provides a much-needed cooling effect. It is mostly eaten fresh, with a sprinkling of salt and black pepper. However a syrup of the fruit may also be prepared, so that one can enjoy the fruits' benefits for a longer time.

Medicinal Uses for Falsa Parts of the phalsa plant are used in folk medicine. University of Miami botanist Julia Morton wrote in Fruits of Warm Climates1 that unripe phalsa fruit "alleviates inflammation and is administered in respiratory, cardiac and blood disorders, as well as in fever." Other medicinal uses include: An infusion of the bark is said to treat diarrhea, pain, rheumatism, and arthritis. A study published in the journal Ethnobotany Research and Applications2 confirmed that falsa leaves are used in traditional medicine to treat urinary tract infections and sexually transmitted diseases. The leaves are said to have a mild antibiotic effect3. Soaked overnight and made into a paste, they are said to relieve inflammations of the skin including cuts, burns, boils, eczema, and pustular skin eruptions. The root bark has been shown in research to relieve pain and inflammation, according to a study conducted at Vinayaka Mission's College of Pharmacy4 in Salem, Tamil Nadu, India. Falsa leaf and fruit extract may function as anti-cancer agents. Research on mice5 has shown that the pomace, or solid fruit parts, may prevent the formation of breast, cervical, and blood cancers. How Falsa Is Used in Traditional Folk Medicine For stomach pain, 25 to 30 ml of falsa juice, added to three grams of carom seeds, stirred and warmed, is said to relieve pain. For burning eyes, urine, chest, stomach, and sour burping, falsa sherbet is said to provide relief (see recipe below). For nausea, vomiting, and stomach pain, falsa juice combined with a little rose water and sugar is said to provide relief. For respiratory troubles and hiccups, warm falsa juice combined with a little ginger juice and rock salt is said to provide relief. Grewia asiatica (Phalsa or Falsa) (Urdu: فالسہ , Hindi: फ़ालसा, Gujarati Language: ફાલસા ) is a species of Grewia native to southern Asia from Pakistan, India east to Cambodia, and widely cultivated in other tropical countries. Grewia celtidifolia was initially considered a mere variety of Phalsa, but is now recognized as a distinct species.

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