Himalaya Bael – Aegle marmelos

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Himalaya Bael Capsules is pure herb extract of Bael fruits or Bengal Quince. The Latin name of Bel is Aegle marmelos. Bael has a digestive and an astringent effect and is used, especially in treatment of IBS and diarrhea.

In Ayurveda, as medicine the unripe fruits are considered superior to ripe fruits. The unripe or half-ripe fruit is regarded as astringent, digestive and stomachic and used in dyspepsia, irritable bowel syndrome, chronic diarrhoea and dysentery. It is also indicated in chronic weak digestion, low appetite, sprue, amoebic dysentery, and poor absorption of nutrients as it improves digestive fire and small intestine function.

The dried pulp of the unripe fruit is given along with other ingredients for dysentery, piles, dyspepsia, jaundice, scrofula, indigestion and chronic fever. Studies done on unripe fruits confirm the antiviral activity against Ranikhet disease virus and intestinal parasites, viz. Ascaris lumbri coides, Entamoeba histolytica and Giardia spp. The ripe fruit is a laxative and prevents the growth of piles.

Here is given more about this medicine, such as benefits, indication/therapeutic uses, composition and dosage.

  • Manufacturer / Brand: Himalaya Drug Company
  • Availability: Online and at medical stores
  • Type of medicine: Pure Herb extract of
  • Main Indication: Weakness in the intestines.
  • Dhatu (tissue): Plasma, blood
  • Srotas (channel): Digestive, eliminatory
  • MRP/Price: Himalaya Himalaya Bael 60 Capsules @ MRP 135.00

Ingredients of Himalaya Bael

Each tablet contains: Bilva (Aegle marmelos) fruit extract – 250 mg

Constituents of Bael

Alkaloids, Anthraquinones, Coumarins Marmelosin, marmelide, psoralen, Tannins (Tannic acid)

Ayurvedic Properties and Action / Karma

Bilva Phal is Kashaya/Astringent, Pungent/Katu and Tikta/Bitter Rasa, Laghu/Light and Dry/Ruksha Guna, Hot/Ushna in Virya and Katu Vipak. It is Pachak and is good for digestion.

  1. Rasa (taste): Astringent, bitter, Pungent
  2. Virya (energy): Heating
  3. Vipaka (post-digestive effect): Pungent
  4. Guna (quality): Dry, light

Unripe and immature fruit of Bilva is constipative. It alleviates Kapha and Vata. It is a digestive stimulant and carminative.

AYURVEDIC ACTION

  1. Atisaraghna: Controls Doarrhoea.
  2. Deepana: Promote appetite but do not aid in digesting undigested food.
  3. KaphaVatahara: Balances Vata and Kapha.
  4. Pachan: Assist in digesting undigested food, but do not increase the appetite.
  5. Purish Sangrahi: Binds stool.
  6. Shothahara: Reduces swelling.
  7. Shulaghna: Gives relief in colic.

Biomedical Action

  1. Antidiarrheal: Gives relief in diarrhea.
  2. Antidysenteric: Prevents and treats dysentery.
  3. Antipyretic/antifebrile/febrifuge: Effective against fever.
  4. Appetizer: Improves appetite.
  5. Astringents: Constrict tissues; styptic.
  6. Carminative: Preventing the formation or causing the expulsion of flatulence.
  7. Constipating: To cause constipation.
  8. Digestive: Digestant.
  9. Stomachic: Stimulates gastric activity.

Benefits of Himalaya Bael

  1. It Reduces the frequency of bowel movements.
  2. It gives relief in intestinal spasms and pain.
  3. It controls diarrhea-causing microorganisms (E. coli, giardia, rotavirus) and their toxic effects on the intestines.
  4. It protects and prevents ulceration of the inner mucous lining of the stomach and intestines.
  5. It supports intestinal flora and aids healthy digestion.
  6. It is 100% vegetarian.
  7. It is free from sugar, artificial colors, artificial flavors, preservatives, and gelatin

Important Therapeutic Uses of Himalaya Bael

  1. Chronic diarrhoea, dysentery, and malabsorption
  2. Chronic irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), especially diarrhea
  3. Intestinal infections
  4. Of the mucous membranes in the intestines
  5. Ulceration and inflammation
  6. Ulcers, colitis, Crohn’s disease
  7. With mucusy-watery stools

Dosage of Himalaya Bael

  1. The recommended dosage of medicine is 1-2 capsule.
  2. It should be taken twice a day, in the morning and evening.
  3. It can be taken with milk or water.
  4. Or take as directed by doctor.

Suggestions, Contraindications, Interactions, Side-effects and Warnings

  1. It can cause constipation.
  2. Digestive complaints are possible with the intake of large quantities, due to the constituent tannins.
  3. No drug–herb interactions are known.
  4. Keep away from the sight and reach of children.
  5. Pure Herbs are recommended for children ages 14 and above.
  6. No health hazards or side effects are known in conjunction with the proper administration of designated therapeutic dosages.
  7. Ripe and matured fruit of Bilva aggravates all the three Dosha. It is difficult of digestion and produces foul smelling wind.

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