Health Benefits of Bael

By:Meenakshi Chaudhary, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Mar 16, 2014

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Bael holds a special importance in Indian mythology as well as ancient medicinal systems. The fruit is also good for your health. Here are some of the health benefits of this wonderful fruit.
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    Bael

    The sacred fruit of bael holds special importance in Indian mythology as well as ancient medicinal systems. The fruit is also good for your health. Here are some of the health benefits of this wonderful fruit.

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    Reduces Gastric Ulcer

    Bael fruit can be very effective against gastric ulcers. Bael contains phenolic compounds that have anti –oxidants that help in fighting against the gastro duodenal ulcers which are caused due to the imbalance in the acidic level in the stomach.

     

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    Anti microbial Property

    Bael fruit is known to have antimicrobial, anti viral and anti fungal properties that are very helpful treating various infections in the body. Grab on the tasty fruit for its anti-microbial properties.

     

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    Cures Scurvy

    Deficiency of Vitamin C not only causes scurvy but also affects the blood vessels as well. Bael being rich in Vitamin C is helpful in curing scurvy. Therefore, it is important to add bael in your diet.

     

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    Controls cholesterol

    Another important benefit of bael comes from its being therapeutic in nature. Thus, the extract from the bael leaf can be used to control the cholesterol levels in the blood. Add bael to your diet if are planning to control your cholesterol levels.

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    Heart dieaseas

    Bael fruit has been considered good for the heart. It has been used for ages in India to prevent heart diseases like heart strokes and attacks. Add the fruit to daily diet to prevent heart diseases.

     

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    Constipation

    Ripe bael fruit is considered as best of all laxatives. Regular consumption of bael fruit for two or three months helps in evacuating the old accumulated fecal matter from the bowels thereby cleaning and toning the intestines. It’s advised to take it in the form of sherbat which is prepared from the pulp of the ripe fruit.

     

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    Diarrhea

    The unripe or half ripe fruit is perhaps, the most effective food remedy for chronic diarrhea, where there is no fever. Best results are obtained by the use of dried bael or its powder. The bael fruit, when it is still green, is sliced and dried in the sun. The dried bael slices are reduced into powder and preserved in air-tight bottles. The unripe bael can also be baked and taken with jaggery or brown sugar.

     

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    Dysentery

    This fruit is also very helpful in acute dysentery when there is definite sensation to defecate. It is considered to be even more effective in sub-acute and chronic cases. Use of this fruit, helps stool assume a more feculent and solid form.

     

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    Malaria

    The bark of this plant is often used in the cure of malaria. On the other hand the pulp of this fruit is used to treat vitiligo. However, it is recommended to consult your doctor first in such cases.

     

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    Fever

    The juice extracted from bael leaves can be taken after mixing it with honey to get relief from fever. Add this delicious and useful fruits to your diet all these health benefits.

     

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