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Aegle marmelos Linn
  • Family : Rutaceae
  • English : Bael
  • Hindi : Bel, Sirphal
  • Gujarati : Bili
  • Sanskrit : Bilvah, Shivadrum, Bilva

  • Part used : Fruit

Botanical Description: A medium sized armed decidious tree upto 8m high with straight, sharp axillary thorns and yellowish brown shallowly furrowed corky bark, leaves trifoliate, aromatic, alternate, leaflets ovate, crenate, pellucid, punctuate and laterals subsessile and the terminal long petiolds; flowers greenish white sweet scented. In axiallary panicles; fruits globose, woody berry with yellowish rind; seeds numerous oblong, compressed, embedded in orange brown sweet gummy pulp. Flowering and fruiting from Febuary to May.
It is found throughout India

Ayurvedic Properties and Uses:

  • Rasa : Katu, Tikta, Kasaya
  • Guna : Laghu, Ruksa
  • Virya : Usna
  • Vipaka : Katu
  • Karma : Balya, Dipana, Grahi, Pachana

Modern Pharmacological Action: The effect of the aqueous, alcoholic and petroleum ether extracts of A. marmelos have been studied for the hypoglycaemic and other pharmacological actions Aegle marmelos has been used as a herbal medicine for the management of diabetes mellitus in Ayurvedic, Unani and Siddha systems of medicine in India. The main usage of the parts of this tree is for medicinal purposes. The unripe dried fruit is astringent, digestive, stomachic and used to cure diarrhea and dysentery. Apart from these they also possess Antidiabetic activity, Hepatoprotective activity, Antimicrobial Activity, Analgesic anti-inflammatory, & antipyretic Activity, Antifungal Activity, Anticancer Activity, Radioprotective Activity, Antispermatogenic Activity, Antiulcer Activity, Anti thyroid Activity

Our Products containing this ingredient:

Bilva Herb

  • Mahanarayan Oil
  • Narayan Oil