Aegle marmelos (L.) Correa

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 150-151

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/phytokeys.102.24380

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scientific name

Aegle marmelos (L.) Correa
status

 

Aegle marmelos (L.) Correa 

Names.

Myanmar: hpun ja, kia-bok, mak-phyn, okshit. English: bael tree, ball tree, bela tree, Bengal quince, golden apple, Indian bael.

Range.

India, Myanmar. Occasionally cultivated in tropics. In Myanmar, found in Bago, Chin, Kachin, Kayin, Magway, Sagaing, Shan, Taninthayi, and Yangon.

Uses.

Fruit: Ripe fruit diminishes phlegm and is used to treat indigestion. Also, used to regulate bowels and cure fevers. Leaves: Children may be treated with one tablespoon of the distillate of leaves for diarrhea, bronchitis, and mucus in the breathing passages and treated with juice from crushed leaves for intestinal worms. Juice from the crushed leaves may be used twice a day to treat fevers and coughs, used as poultice to treat sores and bumps, and drunk or applied to cure edemas. Young leaves eaten in a salad to treat bleeding from the ears. Fruit: Inner pulp eaten with sugar to treat severe diarrhea. Crushed pulp from ripe fruit taken with rice washing water to treat morning sickness. A drink from the pulp: used to regulate the bowels and to treat severe constipation; (or eating the leaves cooked as curry) used to treat sunstroke; and milk is used to treat bleeding gums, canker sores, and sore gums. The tender fruit, crushed together with dry ginger and stewed, is used to cure excessive urination.

Notes.

Medicinal uses of this species in China are discussed in Duke and Ayensu (1985).

References.

Agricultural Corporation (1980), Forest Department (1999).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Aegle