Uses of Aegle marmelos (L.) Corr.

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Note: The traditional knowledge examples given below are just an indicative/illustrative sample. Herbal practices similar to the ones given below may also have been received from other people from same/ different parts of the country.

Uses from NIF Database
Eye diseases

Put two drops of the green leaf juice in the eye - Kumari Nigar Pravin, Hazaribag, Jharkhand


Take the leaf juice along with honey - Poonam Raghav, Bulandshahar, Uttar Pradesh


Take the fruit juice orally- Arun Kumar Pandey, Fatehpur, Uttar Pradesh

Nasal bleeding

Apply the leaf paste on the nose- Puran Chand, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh


Take the fruit juice orally- Priti Kumari, Bulandshahar, Uttar Pradesh

Skin disease

Apply the leaf juice topically - Arun Kumar Pandey, Fatehpur, Uttar Pradesh

Intestinal worms

Take the green leaf juice orally- Jagjit Bahadur, Sitapur, Uttar Pradesh


Take the root juice (150ml) orally- Maibum Lolito Meitei, Bishempur, Manipur


Take the decoction of root orally- Alice Kunjachan, Idukki, Kerala


Grind the fresh roots along with one black pepper. Take two spoonfuls of the paste twice a day for two days- Chhoti Devi, Udham Singh Nagar, Uttarakhand

Uses described in Literature

Burnt fruit pulp is applied on rheumatic arthritis14; 10g fruit pulp is given before sleep to overcome morning sickness15; fruit rind is applied externally on the head to kill headlice16.‘Bael’11, prepared from Aegle is used in diarrhoea, dysentery and GI disorders. It has digestive and carminative properties.‘Lukol’s11; tonic is made from this plant along with other plants, which improves uterine circulation, and its antimicrobial and astringent actions on the mucous membrane of the genital system control leucorrhea.‘Bilwa’17,a product of Aegle , is used as a medicine to cure a number of diseases. Fifty three patents have been found on the medicinal applications of Aegle like for treating diabetes 18,gastric ulcer19etc.