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Aegle marmelos, commonly known as bael (or bili or bhel), also Bengal quince, golden apple, Japanese bitter orange, stone apple, or wood apple, is a species of tree native to Bangladesh, India and Pakistan. It is present throughout Southeast Asia as a naturalized species. The tree is considered to be sacred by Hindus. Its fruits are used in traditional medicine and as a food throughout its range. The fruits can be eaten either freshly from trees or after being dried.
The shell is so hard it must be cracked with a hammer or machete. The fibrous yellow pulp is very aromatic. It has been described as tasting of marmalade and smelling of roses. Boning (2006) indicates that the flavor is "sweet, aromatic and pleasant, although tangy and slightly astringent in some varieties. It resembles a marmalade made, in part, with citrus and, in part, with tamarind. Numerous hairy seeds are encapsulated in a slimy mucilage.
Besides medicinal use, the plant and its leaves and fruit are of religious importance. For instance, in Hinduism, the leaves of the plant are being offered to Gods as part of prayers.
Bel fruit contains protein, phosphorus, Vitamin C and B complex and tannin. It helps to improve the eyesight and increase concentration power. It strengthens the heart and mind. It cures acidity, increases body resistance and improve the memory. It is recommended for young and infirm alike as it quickens the reflexes and makes one alert.
|Bhojpuri||:||बेल (Bel), सिलफर (Silphar)|
|Nepali||:||बेल: (Bel or Wood Apple)|
|Kannada||:||ಬೇಲದ ಹಣ್ಣು ('belada hannu', edible variety)|
|Kannada||:||ಬಿಲ್ವಪತ್ರೆ ಮರ ('bilvapatre mara', the sacred variety tree)|
|Sanskrit||:||बिल्व (Bilva), Shreephala, shaandilya, shailoosha, maaloora|
|Urdu||:||(Bael)بیل, (Sirphal) سری پھل|