Aegle Marmelos Herb Pictures
Bael is a ayurvedic herb is superb for chronic colitis. It is one of the ten herbs that are popularly known in Ayurveda as ‘Dasamula’ or ‘ten roots’ and are frequently used.
Find the herb pictures of Aegle marmelos or Bel – the whole plant, its bark, leaves and its fruit along with some relevant information.
The Ayurvedic Varieties Of Bilwa Or Bael Or Aegle marmelos:
There are two varieties of this medicinal herb according to Ayurveda. These are based on the habitat.
- ‘Vanya’ or Forest Variety: It has great number of spikes and the fruit is smaller.
- ‘Gramya’ Or Country Variety: The fruit is large and the number of spikes are less.
Habitat Of Bel:
This ayurvedic herb is commonly found in India especially in dry hilly area and up to 4000 feet altitude from sea level. It is usually present in Indian temples.
The Plant Of Aegle marmelos:
This ayurvedic herbal plant is 25 to 30 feet in height. Its stem is 3-4 feet in diameter. There are sharp, axial one inch long spikes on this tree.
The Leaves Of Aegle marmelos:
The leaves are compound, trifoliate and with a peculiar fragrance. The leaflets are oval or lancet shaped, 2 to 4 inch long. The lateral leaflets are without petiole and the terminal one has a long one. The petiole is 1 to 2.5 inch long. Leaves shed in summer.
The Flower Of Aegle marmelos:
Fruition occurs along with new leaves. The flowers are greenish white and fragrant. Flowering occurs in May to June and fruition occur next year in the month of May to June.
The Fruit Of Bilwa:
The fruit is both edible and medicinal. The diameter of its fruit is 2 to 4 inch. It is spherical or oval. It is greenish when unripe and upon ripening it turns into grey-yellowish color. The pulp of the fruit has 8 to 15 segments. The peel of the fruit or its shell is hard, smooth and fragrant. The pulp is yellow, soft, sweet and fragrant.
The Seeds Of Bel:
The seeds are small, hard. Multiple seeds are covered in a viscid material in the pulp.
THE TREE OF BILWA OR BEL OR AEGLE MARMELOS
ANOTHER AEGLE MARMELOS OR BEL TREE
THE BARK OF AEGLE MARMELOS
THE LEAVES, SPIKES AND FRUITS OF AEGLE MARMELOS OR BAEL
THE LEAVES OF BEL OR AEGLE MARMELOS TREE
THE BEL FRUIT OF AEGLE MARMELOS IS USED MEDICINALLY AS WELL AS FOR EATING AND PREPARING SOFT BEVERAGE IN SUMMER