Ayurvedic medicinal Plants

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Koovalam - Aegle marmelos

Koovalam - Aegle marmelos

Properties of Koovalam

Botanical name Aegle marmelos Linn. Corr.
Family Rutaceae
Sanskrit Synonyms Vilva, Maloorah, Sreephala, Sadaphala, Sailoosha.
Ayurvedic Medicinal Properties
Rasa Kashaya, Tikta
Guna Bilva
Virya Ushna
Name of the herb in other languages
English Bael tree, Holy Fruit tree
Hindi Kanval, Kokka
Malayalam Koovalam

Description of the Plant

Medium sized thorny deciduous tree grows up to 10 meters in height. Leaves trifoliate, aromatic, and alternate. Leaflets are ovate-lanceolate. Lateral leaflets are sub sessile and terminal long petioled. Flowers are greenish white, found in axillary panicles. Fruits are globose woody berry with yellow pulp. Seeds are numerous, oblong and embedded in pulp.

Medicinal Properties of the Plant as per Ayurveda

Plant pacifies vitiated kapha, vata, body pain, poison, diarrhea, dysentery, vomiting, and intermittent fever. Pulp of unripe fruit is constipating whereas that of ripened fruit is laxative. Leaves cure diabetes, cough, inflammation and asthma.

Useful parts of the herb

Leaves, Root, Fruits

Koovalam - Aegle marmelos

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