Scientific Name : Physalis Alkekengi
Synonyms :
Other Names in English : Ground Cherry, Winter Cherry, Chinese Lanternplant
Family : Solanaceae

General Data

Product Details


Alkekengi is a perennial plant that is not very tall and is usually less than 70 cm. The stem is angled, the bark is slightly red, the leaves are dark green, uneven, pointed, and broad oval with a relatively long petiole that attaches to the stem. The flowers are solitary, reddish-white, appearing in summer. The fruit is red, in the shape and size of a cherry, in a spherical pod. The color of the pod first turns green and then red. Inside the fruit are small white seeds. This plant loves calcareous soils. It can be propagated by sowing its seeds in autumn or spring.

Chemical Constituents

steroids, flavonoids, phenylpropanoids, alkaloids, nucleosides, terpenoids, megastigmane, aliphatic derivatives, organic acids, coumarins, and sucrose esters. Steroids, particularly physalins and flavonoids

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