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BILWA HERBAL DESCRIPTION
Bilwa (Aegle marmelos) is also known as Bael, Bael Tree, Belaphal, Bel fruit, Bengal quince, and Indian Bael.
Bilwa is found wild all over the sub-Himalayan forests. It is sacred to Hindus and is the fruit offered to Lord Shiva (who is believed to live under the tree), one of the main Deities of Hinduism. The history of this tree has been traced to the Vedic period, about 2000 BC. The mention of the Bael fruit has been made in the Yajur Veda. This tree has great mythological significance and is grown abundantly around the vicinity of the temples. The Bael tree, which is indigenous to India, is one of the most useful medicinal plants in India. Bilwa is also considered to be an emblem of fertility. All parts of this tree have medicinal qualities. Bilwa contains volatile oils, pectin, and tannins. The wood-ash is rich in minerals and phosphates. The fruit is rich in riboflavin and is used in numerous products like candy, squash, toffee, slab, pulp powder, and nectar. Bilwa leaves and seed oil has pesticide properties.
BILWA USES & SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE
The Bilwa tree has anti-bilious, anti-parasitic, antipyretic, aphrodisiac, aromatic, alterative, astringent, digestive, stomachic, stimulant, tonic, and laxative properties.
Fresh half ripe Bilwa fruit is used mainly for treating diarrhea, hepatitis, tuberculosis, and dysentery, but is also used for treating dyspepsia. The fruit is also good for nourishing the heart and brain.
A decoction of the root and stem-bark is used for heart palpitations. The leaf juice is reported to be effective in helping control diabetes. Bilwa root is used in treating diarrhea Bilwa root is also used as an effective antidote to snake venom and has wound healing properties.
In homeopathy Bilwa is used in treating conjunctivitis and styes, rhinitis, coccygodynia (pain in the small triangular bone forming the lower extremity of the spinal column) and nocturnal seminal emission associated with amorous dreams.
BILWA DOSAGE INFORMATION
Bilwa fruit comes in various forms and is an ingredient in many products.
For treating hepatitis, tuberculosis, and diabetes, it is best to consult with your health care provider regarding the use of Bilwa for the treatment of your condition. For best results, read and follow product label directions.
BILWA SAFETY, CAUTIONS & INTERACTION INFORMATION
There are no known safety issues associated with Bilwa when taken in the recommended doses.
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BILWA HERBAL PRODUCTS
Bilwa is used as a remedy for a number of ailments and is especially useful in treating symptoms such as constipation and diarrhea caused by Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Bilwa is a woody tree, native to India. Now naturalized in Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand and most of southeastern Asian countries. A perennial woody tree grown in kitchen gardens, boundary plantation around mango orchards and in forest plantations in most of the states of India. Various parts of the tree are used for its curative, pesticidal and nutritive properties. Fresh half ripe Bael fruit is mildly astringent and used to cure dysentery, diarrhea, hepatitis, tuberculosis, dyspepsia and good for heart and brain. Roots have antidiarrhetic, antidote to snake venom, anti-inflammatory and wound healing properties. The Bael fruit is one of the most nutritious fruits, rich in riboflavin and used for the preparation of a number of products like candy, squash, toffee, slab, pulp powder and nectar. The leaves and seed oil have pesticidal properties.
AYUREVEDIC HERBS DIRECT PRODUCTS
Ayurvedic Herbs Direct: Bilwa (Aegle marmelos), Vadik Herbs, 100 VCaps
TakeHerb: Bilwa (Aegle marmelos), Bazaar of India, 100 VCaps
TakeHerb: Bilwa Fruit Powder, Wildcrafted (Aegle marmelos), Bazaar of India, 1 lb.
Kalyx: Bilwa Fruit Powder (Aegle marmelos), Vadik Herbs, 100 VCaps
Kalyx: Bilwa Fruit Powder (Aegle marmelos), Bazaar of India, 8 oz.
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