Bilwa, Bael Fruit

Sanskrit: Bilwa


 Hindi: Belaphal

English :     Bael     Fruit

Latin: Aegle marmelos Corr.

Part Used: Fruit, root-bark, leaves, rind, flowers Habitat: Throughout India from the sub-Himalayan forests to Burma (Myanmar)

Energetics: Sweet-cold-bitter, pungent (fresh juice) VPK=

Tissues: Plasma, blood, nerves, semen

Systems: Circulatory, digestive, reproductive, nervous

Action: Aromatic, alterative, nutritive, astringent; hemostatic, tonic, laxative, digestive stimulant, sto- machic, stimulant, antipyretic, aphrodisiac, antibilious, febrifuge, antiparasitical

Uses: A main digestive herb. Unripe is better than ripe; heart, stomach, Kapha disorders, intestinal tonic, chronic  constipation and dysentery; some forms of indigestion; mucus membrane, chronic, obstinate mucus and catarrhal diarrhea; early stages of sprue and consumption; typhoid, debility, in- testinal disorders, prevents cholera and hemor– rhoids; intermittent fever (stem bark); hypochon- dria, melancholia, heart palpitation. Leaf poultice is applied to inflammations; with black pepper for edema, constipation, and jaundice; with water or honey it is good for catarrh and fever. Rind is used for acute and amoebic dysentery, griping pain in the loins and constipation, gas, and colic; sprue, scurvy. Pulp heals Váyu, Kapha, áma, and colic, is constipative.



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