Bel Giri Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Bael or “Shivaduma ” also known as the tree of Lord Shiva is of sacred value in India. It is also an important medicinal plant with several uses in traditional medicine. All parts of Bael (root, leaf, trunk, fruit and seeds) are useful in the management of various diseases.
Unripe Bael fruit pulp along with sugar or honey is found to be very effective in managing diarrhoea, dysentery and other gastrointestinal disorders. Bael leaf decoction with black pepper also helps manage constipation as it loosens the stools due to its laxative property. It also helps manage cough due to its expectorant property.
Aegle marmelos, Sriphala, Vael, Bela, Bilva, Bael Root, Bengal Quince, Bilivaphal, Bill, Bilum, Koovalam, Baela, Bel, Bil, Vilvam, Maredu, Wood Apple
Bael has a characteristic taste of its own. At first, it tastes like a mixture of mango and banana. After a few seconds the taste changes to slightly astringent and refreshing.
Unripe Bael fruit is very effective in treating dysentery, diarrhoea, and other gastrointestinal disorders. But if it is taken in large amount it can cause constipation. This is due to its absorbent property.
Yes, Bael helps control cholesterol due to its antihyperlipidemic activity. The antioxidant activity of certain constituents present in Bael lowers the level of total blood cholesterol, bad cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides. The heart-healthy fats present in Bael helps improve the level of good cholesterol.
No, Bael does not cause rashes because of its healing properties. But it is advisable to consult a doctor before applying Bael if you have hypersensitive skin.
Yes, Bael helps to promote wound healing. Bael when applied, helps in the formation of new skin cells and promotes wound closure.
Yes, Bael fruit powder can be applied externally for the treatment of burns.
Yes, Bael is used in managing ear infections. Bael has astringent and anti-inflammatory properties. Bael reduces ear inflammation and pus discharge.