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Physalis alkekengi - Bladder cherry
Physalis alkekengi is easily identifiable by the large, bright orange to red papery covering over its fruit, which resembles paper lanterns.
- 1 Uses
- 2 Parts Used
- 3 Chemical Composition
- 4 Common names
- 5 Properties
- 6 Habit
- 7 Identification
- 8 List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
- 9 Where to get the saplings
- 10 Mode of Propagation
- 11 How to plant/cultivate
- 12 Commonly seen growing in areas
- 13 Photo Gallery
- 14 References
- 15 External Links
Like a number of other species in the genus Physalis, it contains a wide variety of physalins. When isolated from the plant, these have antibacterial and leishmanicidal activities in vitro.
|Kannada||ದೊಡ್ಡ ಬುಡ್ಡೆ ಗಿಡ Dodda budde gida, Tankari|
|Hindi||Akarkara, Tankari, Tipari|
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
|Smooth||Alternate, Pinnate||Alternate or opposite, stalked. Leaf blade widely ovate, usually blunt-based, with entire margins–sparsely large-toothed, sparsely short-haired|
|Type||Size||Color and composition||Stamen||More information|
|Unisexual||15–20 mm (0.6–0.8 in.) wide||Yellowish white||Stamens 5||Regular (actinomorphic), fused, wheel-shaped, 5-lobed, underside hairy. Flowering from July to November|
|Spherical||15 mm (0.6 in.) long berry||Many||Fruiting from July to November|
List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
How to plant/cultivate
Seed - sow March/April in a greenhouse only just covering the seed. Germination usually takes place quickly and freely.