Grewia asiatica (Phalsa or Falsa) (Urdu: فالسہ ) is a species of Grewia native to southern Asia from Pakistan east to Cambodia.
It is extensively cultivated for its sweet and sour acidic fruits, which are sold in the market during summer months under the name Falsa. The pleasant sherbet or squash is prepared from the fruit pulp by mixing it with sugar and used as an astringent, stomachic and cooling agent.
The fruits allay thirst and burning sensations, and can reduce inflammations. These are said to be good for heart and blood disorders, fevers and diarrhoea. The fruit is also good for the troubles of throat.