Benefits of Bilwa

Bilwa is a thorny tree native to India and is found growing wild in Sub-Himalayan tracts. Every part of the bilwa tree is medicinal and useful. The fruit is a very good remedy for the digestive system disorders.

Benfits of Bilwa: Digestive diseases, anemia, diabetes, colitis, dysuria, fever, constipation, gas, colic, sprue, scurvy, hypochondria, typhoid, intestinal disease, jaundice, piles, heart diseases.

Action: Aromatic, alterative, hemostatic, tonic, laxative, nutritive, astringent; digestive stimulant, stomachic, stimulant, antipyretic, aphrodisiac, antibilious, febrifuge, antiparasitical.

Scientific name: Aegle marmelos.

Useful parts: Fruit, leaves, root-bark, rind, flowers.

Dosage: 1–12 g per day or 50-100 ml fresh juice.


Rasa (taste): Astringent, bitter

Vırya(energy): Heating

Vipaka (post-digestive effect): Pungent

Guna (quality): Dry, light

Dosa effect: VK−, P+ in excess

Dhatu (tissue): Plasma, blood

Srotas (channel): Digestive, eliminatory

Classical and common names

Ayurvedic: Bilva, Shriphala, Shaandilya, Shailuusha, Shalya, Sadaaphala, Mahaakapitha

English: Bael fruit, wood apple.

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