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bael (bāl),

n Latin name:
Aegle marmelos; parts used: fruit (ripe and unripe), pulp, bark, roots; uses: in Ayurveda considered a rasayana, pacifies kapha and vata doshas, increases pitta dosha (bitter, astringent, light, dry); unripe fruit: astringents, digestive problems; ripe fruit: diarrhea, dysentery; roots: melancholia, fevers, cardiac tonic; leaves: cardiac tonic, skin ulcers, eye disorders; precautions: large doses may cause liver abnormalities. Also called
bel, beli, Bengal quince, bilva, or
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Therefore, we also hypothesize the in vivo antiobesity activity of bael fruit may be due to the anti-adipogenic effects.
Oral administration of the aqueous extract of bael fruits and seeds separately at a dose of 250 mg/kg to streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats significantly lowered the serum and tissue lipid profile (Kesari et al.
The 14 compounds isolated from the Bael leaves are also present in the Bael fruit.
From the present study, we also describe the potential of the bael fruit and leaves for the nutraceutical.