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Botanical Name Physalis alkekengi
Family Solanaceae (nightshade family)
Origin Asia and Europe
Description Physalis alkekengi is a herbaceous perennial plant that grows up to 60 cm tall. It has orange-red, lantern-shaped fruit that encloses small yellowish-white berries. The leaves are heart-shaped and have serrated edges. The plant also produces small, bell-shaped flowers that are white or light pink in color.
Parts Used The fruit and leaves of Physalis alkekengi are used for medicinal purposes.
Dose The dose of Physalis alkekengi depends on the preparation and intended use. Consult a healthcare practitioner or an Ayurvedic practitioner for proper dosage instructions