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Bilva: Aegle marmelos

Digestive stimulant

Increases strength of the body

Improves assimilation and thus prevents the conditions like passing loose stools 

Useful in management of hemorrhoids

Useful in all edematous conditionsR

Common Name:
Bael (Eng.)

Sanskrit Name:

  • Bilva- Means that kills all the diseases
  • Shandilya- Means that relieves from all pains
  • Shailoosha- Means that have beautiful fruits or grow on mountains
  • Shriphala- Having attractive fruits
  • Maloora- Means that enhances the looks of the body
  • Gandhgarbha- Having a pleasant smell within it
  • Kantaki- Means has sharp thorns over it
  • Sadaphala- Means it has fruits in all the seasons
  • Granthila- Having tuberous structure over its surface

What Hindu Text says about the plant:

In Hinduism, the Lord Shiva is said to live under the Bilva tree. In India, the tree is often found in temple gardens and its leaves are used in religious celebrations.

Lt. Name:
Aegle marmelos- Rutaceae

Bio energetics:

  • Rasa (Taste) - Kashaya (Astringent); Tikta (Bitter)
  • Guna (Characteristics) - Laghu (Light); Ruksha (Rough)
  • Veerya(Potency)- Ushna(Warm)
  • Vipaka(Post digestion effect)- Katu(Pungent)

Effect of  Bilva on Tridoshas:
Bilva is Kapha-Vata hara (Pacifies Kapha and Vata); i.e. it is useful in management of all the diseases having their origin either in aggravated Kapha/ Vata or both.

Therapeutic Uses of Bilva in Ayurveda:

  • ShothaharaBilva is useful in all edematous conditions
  • ArshoghnaBilva is useful in management of hemorrhoids
  • AasthapanopagaBilva is useful in enhancing the effect of Aasthapana Vasti (Therapeutic enema with decoction as the major content)
  • AnuvasanopagaBilva is useful in enhancing the effect of Anuvasana Vasti (Therapeutic enema with oil as the major content)
  • GrahiBilva improves assimilation and thus prevents the conditions like passing loose stools 
  • BalyaBilva increases strength of the body
  • Paachana-Bilva is digestive stimulant

Buy Bilva

Belgiri (Bilva Fruit) Powder 2 oz 4.15US$

Belgiri (Bilva Fruit)Powder 4 oz 7.15US$

Belgiri (Bilva Fruit)Powder 1/2 Lb 12.05US$

Belgiri (Bilva Fruit)Powder 1 Lb 21.45US$

Belgiri (Bilva Fruit)Capsules 60 capsules  10.75US$

Belpatra (Bilva leaves) Powder 2 Oz 4.25US$

Belpatra (Bilva leaves) Powder 4Oz 7.25US$

 Belpatra (Bilva leaves) Powder 1/2Lb 12.95US$
Belpatra (Bilva leaves) Powder 1Lb 22.45US$
Belpatra (Bilva leaves)Capsules 60 Capsules 11.65US$

Medicinal value of Bilva:

  • Bilva protects against genotoxicity which may be due to inhibition of free radicals and increased antioxidant status. 
  • Oral administration of the water extract of Bilva results in significant reductions in blood glucose, plasma thiobarbituric acid reactive substances, hydroperoxides, ceruloplasmin and?-tocopherol and a significant elevation in plasma reduced glutathione and Vitamin C in diabetics.
  • Oral administration of a Bilva fruit extract leads to a significant lowering of Serum and tissue lipids such as total cholesterol, triglycerides, free fatty acids and phospholipids.

Useful part of Bilva:
Roots, Bark, leaves and fruit

Doses of Bilva:
Powder- 3-6gm; 

Some combinations with Bilva:
Bilvapanchaka kwatha; Bilvadi churna; Bilvadi ghruta; Bilva tail; Bilvmooladi gutika

Some important notes about Bilva:

  • Bilva is the best among the medicaments which are useful as assimilation and digestion stimulants; and pacify Vata and Kapha.
  • Oil treated with Bilva fruit is useful in management of all Vata disorders (Diseases involving nervous system)

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