Green Harvest

 

Code

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 BFF001

Hindi Name

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Bel 

English Name

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Bale Fruit 

Botanical_Name

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Aegle Marmelos 

Description 

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The Bael Fruit occupies an important place among the indigenous fruits of India. It is a woody and smooth food which is 5 to 15 cm in diameter. It has numerous seeds, which are densely covered with fibrous hairs and are embedded in a thick aromatic pulp. The flesh is either eaten fresh or dried.

The bael tree is indigenous to India. The history of this tree has been traced to Vedic period-2000 BC-800 BC. The mention of bael fruit has been made in yujur Veda. The bael fruit is grown throughout India as well as in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Burma, Thailand and most of the south-east Asian countries. 

Uses

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Bael leaves are extremely useful for treating Diabetes, jaundice, cholera and asthma. Bael leaves are made into a poultice and used in the treatments of ophthalmia. Bael Leaf poultice is applied to inflammations - with black pepper for edema, constipation, and jaundice - with water or honey it is good for catarrh and fever.
Bael fruits are valuable for its rich nutritive, sweet, aromatic mucilage and pectin contents ? very good for all kinds of stomach disorders. Bael Fruits are very useful in chronic diarrhea and dysentery, particularly in the case of patients having diarrhea, alternating with the spells of constipation. Sweet drink (sherbet) prepared from the pulp of the Bael fruits produce a soothing effect on the patients who have just recovered from bacillary dysentery.