Many people, even without knowing what is physalis,grow it on their sites just "for beauty." Often it is added to bouquets or decorate their homes - in dry form it does not lose its attractiveness for quite some time.
Below we will talk about the appearance, properties and benefits of physalis.
What is Physalis?
First of all, we note that physalis isthe largest genus - the abundance of its members physalis is often compared with tomatoes. It includes about 90 species of plants. On the Russian expanses in the wild, only the common man is found - he is able to winter in our conditions. As a garden plant is often grown Mexican physalis, much less often - Peruvian. The remaining species can be found only in botanical gardens and private collections.
The plant has gained popularity thanks toan unusual fruit that hides in a shell formed by fused petals. It is very similar to the Chinese flashlight, so the plant is popularly called. When the berry ripens, the "flashlight" dries and changes color. It is he who uses the compilers of floral compositions.
Properties of the plant
Few people know that the fruits of the physalis are not only edible, but also useful. As a medicinal plant, physalis is capable of:
- normalize digestion;
- resist allergies;
- help overcome breathing problems;
- alleviate gout symptoms;
- strengthen the nervous system.
In addition, it is an excellent antioxidant. About other plants you can read in the material Definitions. In the same section, data are also given on many other terms from different industries.