Aegle MARMELOS (L.) Corr.

Synonym : Aegle marmelos var. mahurensis Zate
Belou marmelos (L.) Lyons
Crateva marmelos L.
Feronia pelluci
Bangla Name : Bel. ,Shephalbupaong (Tipra), War-e-si Apang (Marma).
English Name : Wood Apple, Bel Fruit.
Family : Rutaceae
Disease : chronic diarrhoea and dysentery ,ophthalmia and inflammations,hypochondriasis, melancholia and palpitation of heart.
Description : A small or medium-sized deciduous tree, armed with many axillary, straight, strong, long spines. Leaves 3-foliolate, rarely 5-foliolate. Flowers greenish-white, in short axillary panicles. Fruit large, globose, with woody rind.
Distribution : Cultivated all over Bangladesh.
Chemical Constituents : Fruit pulp contains carbohydrates, proteins, minerals and vitamins, essential oil, alcohols, ester, terpene, marmesin, scopoletin, tannins. It also contains alkaloids, O-methylhalfordinol and isopentylethalfordinol and an essential oil containing phelland
Uses : Fruits are astringent, digestive, tonic, stomachic, laxative and is belived to be an invaluable remedy in obstinate cases of chronic diarrhoea and dysentery and in loss of appetite. Unripe fruit is used in diarrhoea, dysentery and ripe fruit for constipat
Habit : Tree