Morphological, Phytochemical, and Pharmacological Studies of Grewia asiatica: A Review
Pakistan has various variety of medicinally essential plants which have been guaranteed with useful therapeutic effects and better bearableness for side effects. One of the shrubs is Grewia asiatica (G. asiatica) commonly called Phalsa fruit, of Tiliaceae family, is grown in warmer season for edibility and medicinal uses. In traditional folk medicine, Phalsa was used for its astringent, digestive and cooling properties whereas the unripened fruit has been used as an inflammatory reliever, antipyretic, and as an aid in blood and cardiac disorders. It’s leaves are applied on skin rashes while root and bark are prescribed in rheumatic disorders and infusion owes demulsifying properties. Different parts of its specie display distinctive medicinal significance but still needs to be researched phytochemically. This review article is dependent on information of conventional uses, phytochemistry, and organic impacts of various parts of G. asiatica rich in supplements, for example, nutrients, minerals, amino acids-proteins and contain different bioactive mixes, as anthocyanins, tannins, flavonoids, glycosides and phenolic substances. The extract preparation of different parts of the species showed different natural impacts, such as antibacterial, analgesic and antioxidant effects.
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