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Health Benefits of Bael (Wood Apple

Bael is commonly called as Bengal quince, wood apple, golden apple, elephant apple, bilwa, monkey fruit, stone
apple, bili and scientifically known as Aegle marmelos. It has first originated in India however, presently found
throughout the Southeast Asia. It is widely cultivated in Thailand, Sri Lanka and other regions of the southern Asia.
It is the most sacred fruit in India traditionally used as a medicine, home remedy, ritual purposes and etc in India
since 2000 BC. Every parts of this fruit means tree, root, leaves, seeds are usable for medicinal purposes because
of its high level of nutritional values.
Benefits of Bael Fruit/Wood Apple
Bael is very famous all over the India for its amazing health benefits, medicinal benefits, ritual use and home
remedy. It is very friendly to all age groups for their health and fitness. It is a best home remedy which helps to
combat with various daily life health problems like constipation, peptic ulcer, indigestion, respiratory problems,
diarrhoea, dysentery, piles, diabetes, sexual dysfunctions and so many. Wood apple provides immunity to fight with
various infections like bacterial, viral, fungal and etc. Some of the health and medicinal benefits of the bael are
mentioned below:
1. Benefits of Bael for Digestive System
a. Cures Digestive Problems : Regular consumption of the bael helps in treating common digestive
problems such as diarrhoea, constipation, cholera, haemorrhoids (piles), and many more due to its
availability of tannin.
b. Provides Relief from Gastric Ulcer : Wood apple contains some phenolic compounds having anti-oxidant
property which provides relief from the gastric ulcer, gastro-duodenal ulcer, Irritable bowel syndrome and
c. Removes Body Toxins : Eating bael with the black pepper and salt regularly helps in removing toxins
from intestines thus provides relief from the constipation.
d. Boosts Energy Level : It acts as an instant energy booster and energizes the body by fulfilling the need of
various nutrients in the body.
e. Boosts Metabolism : It enhances the metabolism process by boosting the involved organs activities.
2. Benefits of Bael during Pregnancy
a. Relieves Morning Sickness : Eating the pulp of raw bael with the sugar provides relief from the morning
sickness during pregnancy.
b. Balances Haemoglobin Count : Wood apple is iron rich fruit which has ability to balance the haemoglobin
count in women during pregnancy thus prevents from iron deficiency anaemia.
3. Benefits of Bael for Diabetes
a. Controls Insulin Secretion : It has laxative property which helps in managing the blood sugar levels by
controlling the functions of pancreas and insulin secretion.
4. Benefits of Bael for skin
a. Cures Urticaria : Drinking the mixture of cumin, bael juice and bay leaf juice two times a day helps in
curing a skin problem called urticaria.
b. Cures other Skin Problems : Wood apple also helps in curing skin rashes, vitiligo (white patches on the
skin), redness, itching and etc skin problems.
5. Benefits of Bael for Hair
a. Removes Dandruff : Scalp massage with the coconut oil having bael peel extract (heat bael peel in
coconut oil) on regular basis provides relief from the dandruff.
6. Medicinal Benefits of Bael
a. Manages Blood Sugar Level : Bael leaves juice helps in managing the blood sugar level as well as
urination among diabetic person.
b. Manages Hypertension : Drinking juice of bael leaves (boil dried bael leaves in water) helps in managing
the hypertension.
c. Cure Tuberculosis : Eating bael regularly during night by mixing with sugar and honey helps to cure
d. Enhances Appetite : It enhances the appetite if bael leaves powder is taken continuous for some days.
e. Cures Indigestion and Constipation : Wood apple cures the problem of indigestion and constipation if it
is consumed daily (not more than a cup) with jaggery for 2-3 months.

Benefits of Bael for Men a. premature ejaculation. Cures Diarrhoea : Taking powdered bael with warm water twice a day cures the problem of diarrhoea. Cures Respiratory Disorders : Oil extracts of the bael is very effective to cure respiratory disorders including asthma. ajwain seeds and salt is eaten. indigestion. h. common cold. Protects from Heart Diseases : Adding bael juice with desi ghee to the regular diet plan helps in protecting from the heart diseases like stroke heart attack and etc. Other Health Benefits of Bael a. g. Cures Constipation : It helps in curing constipation and stomach pain if bael leaves juice is taken with sugar. c. f. 10. cough and etc. Provides Relief from Irritable Bowel Syndrome : Taking powdered bael with a glass of buttermilk (or warm water) twice a day helps in relieving the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. myalgia and etc. Provides Cooling Effect during Summer : Eating the mixture of honey and bael pulp provides relief from the thirst problem during summer season as well as gas problem. d. b. Bael leaf extract has therapeutic effects on the body which helps in managing the cholesterol level in the blood. b. Manages Blood Cholesterol Level . excess bleeding and other symptoms during menstruation. h. Cures Jaundice : Taking the mixture of bael leaf extract. d. 8. typhoid. Benefits of Bael Leaves a. j. prevents from the liver cirrhosis and liver infection. epilepsy. Relieves Joint Pain and Swelling : It provides relief from the joints pain and swelling if the paste of bael leaves is applied to the affected areas. Enhances Breast Milk Production : It helps in enhancing the production of breast milk among lactating mother if bael juice is taken with ginger powder and jaggery by the mother. black pepper and honey helps in curing jaundice. Prevents from Liver Disorders : Its hepato-protective nature enhances the liver injuries healing. . c. Cures Snake Bite : Wood apple helps in curing snakes bite and protects from the malaria if the pulp of its bark. d. sexual dysfunction. Cures Other Problems : It also helps in curing other problems like acidity. root or fruit is applied to the affected area. Relieves Headache : Applying fresh bael leaves paste on the forehead provides instant relief from the headache. Treats Sexual Problems : Its natural aphrodisiac property helps in enhancing the sexual desire among men as well as treating the conditions like impotence. g. Maintains Blood Glucose Level : It has hypoglycaemic effect on the body and reduces the level of blood glucose by enhancing the glucose utilization and stimulating insulin hormone. e. i. g. c. Regulates Thyroid Hormone Secretion : Wood apple helps in regulating the thyroid hormone secretion thus regulates metabolism and prevents from hyperthyroidism. Protects from Breast Cancer : It is capable to protect women from the breast cancer if eaten regularly. Relieves Inflammation : Bael extract has anti-inflammatory property and provides relief from the inflammations if applied to the inflamed region. malaria. i.f. Controls Cholesterol Level : Wood apple helps in controlling the cholesterol level in the blood thus prevents from the disorders caused due to high blood cholesterol level. Benefits of Bael for Women a. 9. e. 11. Maintains Blood Pressure : Bael leaves contains phytonutrients which has ability to maintain the blood pressure under control. b. 7. f. Regulates Menstruation : Wood apple provides relief from the pain. Prevents from Scurvy Disease : Regular consumption of the bael fruit helps in preventing from the scurvy disease (caused due to the vitamin C deficiency). leprosy. Regularizes Progesterone Hormone : Eating the chutney of bael fruit maintains the secretion of progesterone hormone among women and cures the deficiency of it. spermatorrhea and etc. Cures Acidity and Mouth Ulcer : It has cooling effect on the body and provides relief from the acidity and mouth ulcer. Provides Relief from Food Allergies : It provides relief from the symptoms of food allergies and skin itching if the mixture of bael leaves. Reduces Side Effects of Radiotherapy : Wood apple has radio-protective property which helps in lowering down the side effects of radiotherapy. Benefits of Bael Juice a.

Relieves Headache : Applying the paste of dried bael roots (with water) on the forehead helps in relieving pain during severe headache. diarrhoea. Make thick sugar syrup and add bael slices with pinch of salt and cardamom powder. b. Prevents from Infection : Its antimicrobial. Make the slices of bael fruit and remove seeds. dysentery. gastric irritation and etc. dates and honey on the face for 15-20 mins tones up the skin and makes it free from the acne and wrinkles. e. Prevents from Chronic Respiratory Problems : Wood apple acts as an expectorant thus provides relief from chronic respiratory problems like sore throat. c. Treats various Disorders : Raw bael fruit extract helps to treat piles. bronchitis. It is considered that offering bael or its leaves to the God Shiva during worship makes God happy and fulfils all the good wishes. antiviral and antibacterial properties help in getting prevented from the related infections.19 mg Niacin 1. It helps in curing dysentery. Natural Blood Cleanser : Bael juice with little warm water and sugar acts as a blood cleanser and involves in the blood purification process by removing all the toxins. anaemia. f.8 g Fat 0. b. Regularizes Liver and Kidney Functioning : It helps in managing the functions of various major body organs like liver and kidneys thus prevents from various disorders. 13. eye problems. Religious Benefits of Sacred Bael Fruit a.13 mg Riboflavin 1. c. Destroys Harmful Intestinal Worms : It involves in destroying the harmful intestinal worms thus maintains good digestion.12. asthma and etc. Bael leaves are symbol of trident hold by the Lord Shiva in right hand. d. Treats Bone Fracture : Applying the mixture of raw bael powder. acidity and other digestive problems. Prepare it safely and store at safe place to preserve it for months to be nourished with its health benefits. Cook for some time and let it mix well. Benefits of Bael Powder a. stomatitis.5 g Carbohydrate 31. Bael murabba : is very beneficial for the health and can be eaten in any season.11 mg Vitamins Thiamine 0. Devotees of the Lord Shiva offer bael patra to make Him happy and get blessings.3 g Protein 1. influenza. weakness.9 g Water 61. Enhances Immune Power : Vitamin C found in it acts as an antioxidant which enhances immune power in the body and protects from the early ageing. Benefits of Bael Murabba a. Nutritional Benefits of Bael/Wood Apple per 100 g Energy 137 kcal Fibres 2. swellings.1 mg Vitamin A 55 mg Vitamin C 60 mg Carotene 55 mg Minerals Calcium 85 mg Phosphorous 110 mg Iron 480 mg . Benefits of Bael Root a. ghee and turmeric to the fractured bones helps in treating the bone fracture. e. dyspepsia. Best Natural Medicine : Bael root has an astringent property which is used for medicinal purposes to treat the conditions like fever. Treats Skin Problems : Applying the mixture of bael fruit powder. diarrhea. Bael and bael leaves are sacred used for ritual purposes in the people of Hindu religion. 14. Treats Chronic Diarrhoea : Bael powder is prepared from the bael fruit pulp (after drying) which is very effective home remedy to treat chronic diarrhoea problem. ear disorders and vitiligo problem. d. antifungal.8 g Tartaric acid 2. It can be refrigerated in the bottle after proper cooling. 15. b.

wrinkled and soft shelled bael as that may be unripe (especially if you are buying to make the juice and sharbat). Bael milkshake is prepared by mixing pulp properly with soy or nut milk and sweetener. . clean. water and jaggery or sugar. weight and health status of the person.21 mg 600 mg How to Select and Store Fully ripe bael is available in the market during summer season which is commonly used by the people to have cooling effect in the hot summer. flatulence. Sweet or salty bael chutney can also be enjoyed. Well ripe bael can be stored for one to two week long at room temperature at safe. low weight. The pulp of ripe bael can be eaten by mixing properly with some sugar. murabba. Side Effects and Disadvantages In spite of having lots of nutritional health benefits and medicinal benefits. it is best to prepare and use sharbat fresh. yellowish. Sharbat is prepared by mixing bael pulp without seeds. How to Enjoy It can be enjoyed in the number of ways such as sharbat. heavy weight. Avoid buying so much fresh and dried. bruised skin. both ripe and unripe bael can be used to make bael murabba and jam. eating bael need some precautions as it may cause some side effects and disadvantages.  It should be avoided by the people suffering from the gastric troubles. Jam and murabba can be stored and used on daily basis for months very safely however. Always select well ripe. How Many Bael to Eat a Day Eating the correct amount of bael on daily basis depends on various factors like age. stomach upset.  Eating bael pulp or drinking bael juice more than the requirement may lead to the stomach pain. There is no any accurate dose for all.  It should not be eaten continuously on daily basis without any break as it may disturb the intestinal peristaltic movements. it varies from person to person thus should be consulted by the physician before applying it in the daily life to treat some health disorders. sex. constipation and other digestive disorders.  It should be avoided by the person suffering from the thyroid disorders. dry and dark place. It should be bought from the market fresh and use. jam. green.18 mg 0. Precautions. bloating. cool. However.  It may lower the blood sugar level to a great extent if eaten in high amount by the person on hypoglycaemic medications.  Beal leaves contain tannins which have carcinogenic effects on longer use and may lead to abortion in pregnant women.Manganese Zinc Magnesium Chromium Electrolyte Potassium 0.10 mg 41 mg 0. pulp and etc. intact and bright colored bael. fresh. hard shelled. mix juice. milkshake.  It may cause allergy to some people which should be taken care of.  Generally it should be avoided by the pregnant women and lactating mother as it may cause harmful health effects.