Bael is n exotic summer fruit that belongs to the same family as orange and is native to India. The fruit pulp is rich in vitamin A, vitamin B, dietary fibres and calcium. The bael fruit, that can be eaten either fresh or dried, has a smooth shell and tastes to marmalade and smells like roses. Its oil that is extracted from its seeds has many uses and contains palmitic acid and linolenic acid, all parts of the tree has anti-parasitical, anti-pyretic, aphrodisiac, aromatic, alterative, astringent; digestive stimulant, febrifuge, haemostatic, laxative, nutritive, stomachic, stimulant, tonic therapeutic properties. Bael oil has been found to be effective against 21 species of bacteria.
Medicated oil prepared from bael provides rest from repeated colds as well as respiratory system ailments. The juice obtained from bael leaves is combined with equivalent amount of sesame oil and also warmed completely. A number of seeds of black pepper as well as half a teaspoonful of black cumin are combined with the hot oil. It’s then taken off the fire and kept for usage when needed. A teaspoonful of this oil needs to be rubbed in the scalp just before a head bath. Frequent utilization accumulates resistant against colds and also coughs. This bitter pale yellow oil is also used as a purgative; it is used to eliminate parasites from the intestines like worms.
In fact, all parts of the tree are useful and have many medicinal uses. Bael fruit can be sliced, dried and powdered to store it longer and used as medicine for dysentery. Often such bael fruit powder is taken with honey, jaggery or butter milk as home remedy for diarrhea. Bael offers antimicrobial property and helps in preventing infectious diarrhea. Bael fruit decoction is found useful in against giardia and rotavirus.