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Aegle marmelos

Latin Name: Aegle marmelos
English Name: Bael Tree
Sanskrit / Indian Name: Bilva

Aegle marmelos is a moderate-sized, slender, aromatic tree, with straight, sharp spines in the branches It is a fruit used in diarrhea, dysentery and cholera due to its digestive and carminative properties. Both ripe and unripe fruit are regarded as an astringent. It helps in the healing of ulcerated intestinal surfaces. It possesses antiviral, anthelmintic, and anti-inflammatory properties and has appreciable activity against Vibrio cholera and Salmonella.