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    Bael - Aegle Marmelos - Wood apple

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    Every aspect of the Bael tree has therapeutic advantages. While its leaves can be consumed raw to improve your intestinal health and general immunity, bael juice has other noteworthy advantages for you as well. The bael fruit has a woody hard exterior and a sweet, fibrous interior. Aegle marmelos is the common name for this superfood.

    Additionally, it serves religious functions including prayers and rites. The same is true for Bael juice, which has numerous health benefits due to its high natural content of beta-carotene and other vital nutrients including riboflavin, thiamine, and vitamin C.

    Synonyms of Bael

    • Aegle marmelos
    • Bitter orange
    • Stone apple
    • Wood apple
    • Bael

    Nutritional Facts of Bael

    Protein:1.8 gm
    Fat:0.3
    Mineral:1.7 gm
    Fiber:2.9 gm
    Carbohydrate:31.8 gm
    Energy:137 K.cal
    Calcium:85 mg

    Phytochemical Constituents of Bael

    • Coumarin
    • Xanthotoxol
    • Imperatorin
    • Aegeline
    • Marmeline

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    Therapeutic Uses of Bael

    • Management of Diarrhea and Cholera

    Shigellosis, an illness that causes diarrhea and is used to treat cholera, is fought off by Bael’s antibacterial, antiparasitic, and tannic content. According to studies, ingesting ripe Bael in the form of juice or merely the pulp cured cholera and diarrhea in humans.

     

    • Good for digestion 

    For all digestive issues, bael is the greatest fruit because it has antibacterial and antifungal characteristics. Its mystical juice may be able to treat stomach ulcers that develop as a result of mucosal imbalances and high levels of oxidative stress in the gastric tract. Additionally, it has diuretic qualities that ease constipation.

     

    • Scurvy

    Scurvy is a condition brought on by a lack of vitamin C. The blood vessels are harmed by this. Juice from bael trees is a wonderful source of vitamins and can treat this illness.

     

    • Cure Respiratory problems

    Asthma and colds can be treated using the juice of the bael fruit. Additionally, it increases cold resistance.

     

    • Lowers cholesterol 

    Juice from bael aids in lowering blood cholesterol levels and cholesterol control. It is a fruit that protects the cardiovascular system from heart disease and is high in antioxidants.

     

    • Gastronomical Issues

    Numerous phenolic compounds from Bael contain antioxidants that aid in the treatment of stomach ulcers, especially gastroduodenal ulcers. The imbalance in the stomach’s acid content may be the root cause of this particular sort of ulcer. Juice from beel trees is crucial for solving gastrointestinal issues. Due to its antioxidant characteristics, it can be helpful in reducing the discomfort associated with stomach ulcers. So, to get some relief from gastric ulcers, you can drink some bael juice.

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    Home Remedies of Bael

    • Manage Diabetes

    The ability of bael fruit to successfully manage diabetes is one of its main uses. The majority of people were unsure whether a diabetic patient could consume bael fruit, but thanks to the advice of health experts, people are now utilizing bael fruit.

    Drinking a glass of bael fruit juice first thing in the morning will help avoid diabetes since the fruit’s laxative properties help to keep blood sugar levels under control.

     

    • Blood cleanser

    The bael fruit is a powerful blood cleanser. You can consume it by combining 50 g of pulp juice with enough honey, warm water, and other sweeteners. This beverage will assist you in cleansing your blood.

     

    • Skin rash

    The bael fruit is also excellent for treating numerous skin conditions. To treat urticaria, combine 30ml of bay leaf juice, cumin juice, and bael juice. Additionally helpful for skin rashes and their signs like whitish, raised, itchy pimples.

     

    • Treat Earaches

    The nutritional value of bael fruit is crucial for offering the needed relief from earaches. This is one of the most underrated but crucial benefits of bael fruit, which aids in the desired avoidance of earaches. Pour this combination into the ear in the morning and the evening for the greatest results. 

     

    • Bael ka Sharbat 

    A natural beverage known as “Bael ka sharbat” is made from the pulp of the Bael fruit. Bael Ka Sharbat possesses anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory effects, improves breastfeeding, treats hemorrhoids, vitiligo, anemia, eye and ear diseases, and helps prevent heart attacks and strokes. Scurvy, which is brought on by a vitamin C deficit, is cured by it. Additionally abundant in calcium, bael is beneficial for strong bones and teeth. The presence of potassium aids in lowering hypertension, which is beneficial to heart health.

    Ayurvedic Aspects of Bael

    In Ayurveda, the Bael Fruit is known as Bilva. Because of its numerous health benefits, bael, also known as bilva, is highly revered in Ayurveda. Bael is also mentioned in ancient Ayurvedic texts as one of the “Dashamoolas,” or roots with anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving effects. Every single aspect of the tree has medicinal value. The plant’s roots stop nausea and vomiting in their tracks. Churna made from the plant’s leaves balances the three doshas and is beneficial in preventing gastritis, dyspepsia, and pain associated with colic. The plant’s stem or bark can be decocted to treat rheumatoid arthritis, enhance digestion, and treat heart-related conditions.

     

    Daily Dose: Bael Juice – 1- 2 cup twice a day 

    Bael Churna -2 teaspoons twice a day.

    Side Effects of Bael

    • Allergic reaction

    The bael fruit is filled with many phytochemicals and other components that may cause an allergic reaction in some people, even though no specific research has shown that bael fruit causes unremitting allergies. This may show up as nausea, vomiting, abdominal discomfort, or more severe symptoms including shortness of breath or a rash on the skin. Therefore, an allergy needs to be ruled out before consuming the fruit in any form.

     

    • Hypoglycemia

    Overconsumption of bael fruit can cause blood sugar levels to drop very low and can reduce them. There may be headaches, confusion, and unconsciousness. In these circumstances, you need to stop consuming right away and see a health expert right once since hypoglycemia is an emergency.

    References

    1. Bael (Aegle Marmelos) Nature’s Most Natural Medicinal Fruit
    2. https://www.hindawi.com/journals/aag/2020/8814018/

    Article Written By: Dr. Sahil Gupta, Ayurvedic Allergy Specialist

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