Efficient management of intestinal ailments
Bael (Bael Tree/Aegle marmelos) is regarded as sacred in India, Indonesia and
Malaysia. The fruit of the Bael tree has medicinal use and is also eaten as a food.
The fruit is widely used to treat diarrhea, dysentery and gastrointestinal disorders
and has digestive and carminative properties that ensure optimum gut function.
Bael helps heal ulcerated intestinal surfaces. It possesses antiviral, anthelmintic
and anti-inflammatory properties and exhibits appreciable activity against
intestinal pathogenic organisms. The herb also has antispasmodic properties that
help relieve abdominal colic.
Bael Tree grows in the plains and submountain regions of India, especially in the
Western Himalayas. This tree is indigenous to India, and is found in dry, hilly
places such as the sub-Himalayan traces and South India.
A number of coumarins (including xanthotoxol and alloimperatorin methyl ether),
flavonoids (including rutin and marmesin), alkaloids (including alpha-fagarine),
sterols and essential oils have been isolated from Bael. The alcoholic extract of
the seeds shows anti-allergic activity. There is as much as 9% tannin in the pulp
of the wild fruit, somewhat less in the cultivated fruit, while the rind has up to
a 20% tannin level. The leaves also contain tannin. Tannins help heal stomach
and intestinal ulcers. Pectin is another important constituent of the fruit.
Astringent: Unripe Bael fruit has high tannin content, which makes it an
effective for the treatment of dysentery and diarrhea.
Laxative: Ripe Bael fruit is an excellent laxative, which relieves constipation
and is also helpful in eliminating intestinal worms.
Antimicrobial: Bael exhibits antibacterial and antiviral activity against
pathogens which cause intestinal infections such as infectious diarrhea.
Antispasmodic and carminative: Bael fruit relieves abdominal colic and
flatulence because of its antispasmodic and carminative properties.
Anti-inflammatory: Marmin, a coumarin isolated from the roots, possesses
anti-inflammatory properties, which helps in the management of inflammatory
intestinal disorders such as colitis.
Diarrhea and dysentery
Irritable bowel syndrome
One capsule, twice a day or as directed by your physician
Each capsule contains 250mg extract of Bael
Note: Since Himalaya’s Pure Herbs are in capsule form, some children below 14
years may find it difficult to swallow them. For this reason, Pure Herbs are
recommended for children ages 14 and above.
The information on this page is not intended to be a substitute for professional
medical advice. Do not use this information to diagnose or treat your problem
without consulting your doctor.
Last Updated @ 5/12/2017 1:30:29 AM