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Bilva: Aegle marmelos

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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$

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 fluid retention and swelling

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 Bael 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 Powder on Tridoshas:

Bael Powder 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.

Home Remedial Uses of Bilva Powder in Ayurveda:

  • Shothahara- As per Ayurveda Shotha stands for swelling which results from fluid retention which in turn is the resultant of metabolic disturbance. Bael Powder pacifies the Vata and Kapha Doshas which are responsible for metabolic disturbances most of the times.
  • Arshoghna- Piles are the resultant of disturbed digestive system. Bael Powder corrects the digestive system so it is recommended dietary supplement for piles.
  • Aasthapanopaga- Bael Powder is useful in enhancing the effect of Aasthapana Vasti (Therapeutic enema with decoction as the major content - it is Vata pacifying in characteristic)
  • Anuvasanopaga- Ayurveda tells that Bael Powder is useful in enhancing the effect of Anuvasana Vasti (Therapeutic enema with oil as the major content - basically it is a nutritive enema)
  • Grahi- Bael Powder improves assimilation and thus prevents the conditions like passing loose stools. Natural remedy for diarrhea, dysentery.
  • Balya- Bael Powder increases physical atrength; it is an Ayurvedic supplement for strength.
  • Pachana- in Ayurveda Pachana means to digest.; the Pachana characteristic of Bael Powder tells about its role as a digestive stimulant Ayurvedic herb.

Health benefits of Bilva Powder:

  • Bael protects against genotoxicity which may be due to inhibition of free radicals and increased antioxidant status.
  • Oral administration of the water extract of Bael 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 Bael 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 of Bilva in Ayurveda:

Bilvapanchaka kwatha; Bilvadi churna; Bilvadi ghruta; Bilva tail; Bilvmooladi gutika

Best Recommended Uses of Bilva in Ayurveda:

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

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