- Latin Name : Aegle marmelos
- English Name : Bael
- Hindi Name : Bael
- Part Used : Fruit Pulp
Bael fruit is Sweet, aromatic, cooling and nutritive. The Various parts of the bael plant are used in Ayurveda for treatment of a variety of diseases, including treatment of diarrhea, dysentery and diabetes. Dried fruit pulp is used traditionally in many parts of India in preparation of summer drinks, which helps overcome sunstrokes.
It contains tannin and mucilaginous substances which` have been clinically proven to help patients suffering from diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome. Marmelosin, isolated from the bael plant, has been reported to have anti-helminthes and anti-bacterial activity. Further gastroenterological interest in bael comes from the finding that oral administration of luvangetin, a pyranocoumarin isolated from the seeds of Aegle marmelos, protected against multiple models of G.I.T ulceration.
It exhibit anti diabetic, anti hyperlipidaemic and antioxidant properties. According to one research oral administration of Aegle marmelos fruit increases the weight of pancreas, improved functional state of the pancreatic ß-cells and balance insulin levels, thus significantly balancing blood glucose levels.