The Aegle marmelos powder from the fruit of the Bael tree is native to India and Bangladesh and is considered sacred in the Hindu culture and usually grown near temples. It bears the sweet, aromatic Aegle marmelos, also known as, Bilva or Bel. Bel is widely prized for its medicinal properties and is used to treat or prevent diarrhea, dysentery, and constipation.
Benefits of Bael Fruit
Aegle marmelos powder has a rich nutritional profile and contains fiber, vitamins (B & C), and potassium. Aegle marmelos powder provides a cooling effect to the body and is commonly used in India to make sherbet in the summer.
The Aegle marmelos fruit powder contains chemicals like tannins (alkaloids), flavonoids, and coumarins and has numerous health benefits:
- Possesses anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antioxidants properties.
- Stimulates bowel movements, and cleanses the gut, and is therefore used as a natural laxative. Also, it soothes the mucus membranes in the intestines.
- It may help remove toxins and internal parasites from the body due to its anti-fungal and anthelmintic properties.
- Provides effective blood cholesterol and blood sugar control.
- May treat ulcers and cholera.
- It is traditionally used to treat diarrhea and gut infections.
How to Use Aegle marmelos Powder
The ayurvedic Bael powder can be consumed in many ways; in the powdered or juice form, fresh or dried.
Dried Bael fruit is most commonly used in India and Thailand to make tea. Bael fruit is a seasonal fruit, so many people preserve it by crushing the dried fruit into powder form. The powder can be obtained by many methods. The most common and convenient method is to dry the fruit in the sun or shade and crush it.
Sun-drying and shade drying
Bael fruit pulp is placed evenly on a clean and dry muslin cloth under the sun or shade. The process can take up to three to five days, and the temperature should be between 16-30 degrees (C).
Dried Bilva pulp is then grounded to make powder.
Uses of Bilva Fruit Powder
Bael powder is used in confectionery, supplements, and beverage industries, mainly to produce chocolates, cookies, soft drinks, juices, jams, jellies, candies, and ice-creams.
There are several concoctions made with Bilva fruit powder for the treatment of many health ailments.
Drinking a mixture of a teaspoon of Bilva fruit powder with a glass of lukewarm water provides relief from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), i.e., bloating, cramps, etc. A mixture of Aegle marmelos powder, turmeric, and ghee can also be applied to fractured bones.
Promotes healthy stool formation
Helps with colon movement
Help eliminate toxins in the GI tract.
Helps prevent constipation
Ingredients: Wild harvested Bael fruit
Parts Used: Fruit
Forms: Two ounces of powder or 60 vegetable capsules (550-600 mg).
How to use:
Powder: Take 1/2 tsp of dried powder in an 8 oz. glass of favorite juice or smoothie once a day.
Capsules: Take 1 capsule 2 times a day with water or favorite beverage.
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