Bael or Aegle marmelos is a medicinal plant, native of India and Bangladesh and spread throughout South East Asia. The fruit takes about 10 to 11 months to ripen. Wood Apple is a sweet, aromatic and astringent in nature. Bel has many benefits and uses such as to cure tuberculosis, hepatitis, dysentery, constipation, peptic ulcer, piles and much more, useful in worm infestation and stomach related problems. It’s one of the few Ayurvedic plants whose entire parts from root to leaves are used for different diseases. The fruit balances Kaph and Vata doshas, its roots improve digestion, leaves are good for pain, stem for heart and bael flowers for curing of diarrhea.
10 Health benefits of Bael
- Bael for Tuberculosis: In Ayurveda, it is used for the treatment of tuberculosis.
- Bael for Gynecological disorders: The regular consumption of Bael helps to prevent gynecological related issues.
- Bael for Urinary diseases: Use of bel leads you to overcome the problems of urinary diseases.
- Bael for Diabetes prevention: It has bitter pungent, full of antioxidants and helps to stimulate the pancreas to secrete insulin, which leads to lowering of blood sugar. The leaves can be used against diabetes.
- Bael for Digestive disorders: It supports intestinal biological formulations and protects the digestive system from ulceration, reduces the frequency of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), intestinal spasm thus beneficial in treating of diarrhea, dysentery, and other infections of Elementary canal.
- Bael for Fever prevention: The leaf juice with honey is helpful in the prevention of fever.
- Bael for Epilepsy: Flowers are uses as epilepsy tonic.
- Bael Nutritional facts: It is rich in alkaloids, polysaccharides, antioxidants, beta-carotene, vitamin C, Vitamin B, and many other bio-chemical substances. It also contains tannins, calcium, phosphorous, iron, protein, and fiber. The 100 gram of Bael contains the following nutrients: Calorific value (137 Kcal), Moisture (61.5g), Protein (1.8g), Fat (.3g), Minerals (1.7g), Fiber (2.9g), Carb (31.8mg), Calcium (85mg), Phosphorous (50mg), Iron (.7mg), Beta carotene (55 UG), Thiamine (.13mg), Niacin (1.1mg), Vitamin C (8 mg), Potassium (600mg) and Copper (.21 mg).
- Bael for Piles treatment: The extract of unripe bel fruit is helpful in curing of piles and hemorrhoids.
- Bael fights ulcer: Due to its soothing effects on the digestive system, it leads to reduce the acidity level in the stomach thus useful in combating ulcers like gastric ulcers, gastroduodenal ulcers, etc.
Medicinal benefits of Bael
- Bel is known for its medicinal values because of the presence of much bio-chemical substances such as alkaloids, antioxidants, polysaccharides and essential oils.
- The fleshy inner product of bael is curative, pesticidal, nutritive as well as therapeutic in nature, which is used for the treatment of many diseases and disorders.
- Wood apple leaves are of therapeutic value and used in lowering blood cholesterol.
- It is anti-inflammatory in nature. Its extracts when applied on the exposed area, help to cure inflammation.
- Bael’s roots are antidiarrhoetic, the antidote to snake venom and anti-inflammatory for healing.
Bel juice benefits
- Bel juice is useful in the curing of constipation because of its laxative properties.
- Bel juice gives great comfort in heartburn, acidity, hyperacidity and indigestion.
- If you are suffering from intestinal parasites, it is advisable to drink bael juice because of its antidote nature.
- Aegle marmelos juice is good for heart and brain. Bel juice mixed with Ghee is beneficial in the prevention of heart disease. It is also used as a heart tonic.
- Chewing of raw leaves of Bel help to solve many gastric problems.
- Bael juice is rich in vitamin C and good for scurvy treatment.