Bael is cultivated throughout India, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam. Bael is a tree that bears fruit. The fruit can be eaten and its juices can be used to make a drink similar to lemonade. The fruit is known to promote digestive health by preventing and helping to cure diarrhea.
The medicinal parts are the unripe fruit, the root, leaves, and branches.
Flower and Fruit
The plant has greenish-white flowers. The yellow fruit is globular or ovoid, with a hard shell. The fruit is divided internally like an orange. The flesh is reddish, with numerous seeds covered in a layer of latex.
The taste is mucilaginous and slightly sour.
This plant is native to India but has spread over wide areas of southeast Asia.
Bel, Bengal Quince, Indian Bael
Actions & Pharmacology
Bael has a digestive and an astringent effect.
Indications & Usage
Bael is used for digestive complaints and diarrhea.
Precautions & Adverse Reactions
No health hazards or side effects are known in conjunction with the proper administration of designated therapeutic dosages.
Digestive complaints and constipation are possible with the intake of large quantities, due to the constituent tannins.
Mode of Administration
Available as a liquid extract for internal use.