Tamil Name – வில்வப்பட்டை – Vilva Pattai
English Name – Bengal Quince
Botanical Name – Aegle marmelos
Hindi Name – श्रीफल/Sriphal
Telugu Name – మారేడు/Maredu
Kannada Name – ಬಿಲ್ವ/Bilva
In India Bael is the most ancient sacred tree. Mostly, it is seen near the temple and used as an offering to Gods. The Bael leaves are taken place in Lord Shiva and Parvati worship. The use of this plant is seen in Scripture like Vedas and Mahabharata. This is a climate purifier as it absorbs poisonous gas from the atmosphere. The products obtained from Bael are highly nutritive as well as therapeutic.
Bael has various alkaloids, polysaccharides, and essential oils so it offers enough medicinal values. And it shows high antioxidant activity. It is used in the anti-cancer activity.