Aegle marmelos (L.) Corr.
Family : Rutaceae
Local name : Bel
Medium sized deciduous tree, armed with strong, straight, axillary sharp spines; bark grey; leaves 3-5 foliate, aromatic; flowers greenish white, in small bunches, fragrant; fruits globose, greenish-white, when young, yellowish-brown when ripe with hard rind and yellow pulp, faintly aromatic.
Distribution : Willd as well as planted.
Uses : Stem bark used in post natal complications, fever, spleenomegaly, dropsy, hepatitis and loss of appetite. Leaves used in blood dysentery with mucus, ascites, dropsy, amoebic dysentery, fever with vomiting and as purgative.
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