Friday, August 19, 2011

Falsa (Grewia Asiatica)

God has bestowed this Earth with numerous organic gems. One of them is the "Falsa" which is also known as Grewia Asiatica. Its is a dark purple berry like fruit that has a sweet and tangy flavor and small hard seeds. This fruit is indigenous to Pakistan and India but can now be found in Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines.

In the summer is seems to be one of the most sought after fruits. It also has immense medicinal value as all parts of the plant is used and very beneficial.

BARK: Infusions are used to reliever fever and used as a remedy for stomach problems and indigestion. Also used to purify sugar cane juice and in the process of making brown sugar.
LEAVES: Have an antibiotic effect and used to heal cuts ,wounds and rashes
FRUIT: Eaten whole has many benefits.

Treatment of liver and gall bladder problems
Regulating blood pressure
Regulating cholesterol levels
Relief from coughs and colds

The Falsa sherbat is an excellent remedy for sunstroke . Here's a recipe :

Falsa fruit : 1kg ( 2.2lbs)
Water : 4 cups
Sugar : 2cups

Make 2 cups of sugar syrup by boiling 2 cups sugar with 2 cups water. When thick set aside. Soak the washed fruit in 4 cups water for at least 4 hours. Then blend the fruit and water and pass it through a fine sieve. Now mix the sieved juice with the sugar syrup. Add salt or black salt as desired and chill well and serve! Yummmm


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