by Dr Vaid Ji on Nov 17, 2023
DESCRIPTION :Bilwa, also known as Bael or Aegle marmelos, is a sacred tree in Hinduism. Its leaves, fruits, and roots are used in various traditional practices and Ayurvedic medicine. The fruit has a hard shell and is commonly used to make a beverage called "bael sherbet." The tree is valued for its religious significance and medicinal properties.
MEDICINAL PROPERTIES OF BILWA :
UNRIPE BAEL FRUIT
RASA : katu, tikta, kshaya
GUNA : snigdha, ushna, tikshna
VIRYA : ushna
EFFECT ON TRIDOSHA : balances vata & kapha
RIPE BAEL FRUIT
ANURASA : madhura
GUNA : guru
EFFECT ON TRIDOSHA : imbalances tridosha especially vata.
PROPERTIES OF BILWA :
Bilwa, or Aegle marmelos, is known for its various properties:
- Medicinal Properties: Bilwa is used in traditional medicine, particularly in Ayurveda, for its anti-inflammatory, anti-diarrheal and digestive properties.
- Antioxidant Content: The fruit and leaves of the bilwa tree contain antioxidants that help combat oxidative stress and promote overall health.
- Anti-microbial: Bilwa have antimicrobial properties, which is useful in fighting certain infections.
- Rich in Nutrients: Bilwa contains essential nutrients, including vitamins (especially vitamin C), minerals, and fiber contributing to its nutritional value.
BENIFITS OF BILWA :
- Digestive Health: Bilwa is known for its digestive properties, helping alleviate issues like constipation, diarrhoea and indigestion.
- Rich in Nutrients: It is a good source of essential nutrients, including vitamins (especially vitamin C), minerals and fiber contributing to overall health.
- Anti-inflammatory Properties: Some studies suggest that bilwa may have anti-inflammatory effects, potentially aiding in the management of inflammatory conditions.
- Immune System Support: The presence of vitamins and antioxidants in bilwa may contribute to immune system support.
- Traditional Medicine: In Ayurveda, bilwa is used for various medicinal purposes, including respiratory conditions, skin issues, and as a general tonic.
- Religious and Ritualistic Significance: In Hinduism, the bilwa tree and its components hold religious significance, especially in the worship of Lord Shiva.