Physalis is a perennial herb that grows in the south of Russia, the Caucasus, and Asia. The roots and fruits of this plant are used as medicinal raw materials.
Physalis fruits have anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties, so it can be used to treat colds, flu, bronchitis. Physalis also has a diuretic effect, it is used to treat urolithiasis. Due to the choleretic effect, cholelithiasis is treated with its fruits. Physalis also has an analgesic and hemostatic effect. Physalis fruits treat anemia and hypertension, as well as lower blood cholesterol levels.
For treatment, fresh or dry fruits, decoctions and infusions, juices or marinades are used.
The beneficial properties of physalis can be used both for treatment and for the prevention of many diseases.