Bael fruit is Sweet,
aromatic, cooling and nutritive. The Various parts of the bael plant are
used in Ayurveda for treatment of a variety of diseases, including
treatment of diarrhea, dysentery and diabetes. Dried fruit pulp is used
traditionally in many parts of India in preparation of summer drinks,
which helps overcome sunstrokes.
It contains tannin and
mucilaginous substances which` have been clinically proven to help
patients suffering from diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome.
Marmelosin, isolated from the bael plant, has been reported to have
anti-helminthes and anti-bacterial activity. Further gastroenterological
interest in bael comes from the finding that oral administration of
luvangetin, a pyranocoumarin isolated from the seeds of Aegle marmelos,
protected against multiple models of G.I.T ulceration.
It exhibit anti diabetic, anti
hyperlipidaemic and antioxidant properties. According to one research oral
administration of Aegle marmelos fruit increases the weight of pancreas,
improved functional state of the pancreatic ß-cells and balance insulin
levels, thus significantly balancing blood glucose levels.