Beli is a medicinal herb found in dry and intermediate areas of Sri Lanka and in central and low country areas. There is no disposable part of the Beli tree as a medicine. All parts of the tree’s roots, leaves, flowers, bark, nuts and berries are used as medicine. Apart from Sri Lanka, it is grown in South Asian countries like India, Burma and Pakistan. It grows well under very different climates even very fertile soil and very infertile soil.
This fruit crop of high nutritional value, medicinal value and religious value, which grows well in the dry zone as well as in the wet zone. Ripe beli fruits are rich in protein and rich in vitamins A, B and C. It has been shown that 62% of the seeds are protein and 32% fat. Consumption of essential minerals in the body yields a significant amount of calcium and potassium in beli fruits
100g of belly contains 137 kilocalories, 31.8 grams of carbohydrates, 0.3 grams of fat, and 1.8 grams of protein. 100g of belly contains 137 kilocalories, 31.8 grams of carbohydrates, 0.3 grams of fat, and 1.8 grams of protein.
Beli also can be used as a juice. It is very beneficial for the human body to boil and drink all the roots, leaves, flowers, bark, nuts and it has been practised local people since ancient times.
The medicinal properties of a beli plant
1. Controls headaches.
2. Controls stomach cramps.
3. Relieves abdominal pain caused by worms.
4. Heals constipation.
5 Controls dehydration in the body.
6. The fight against the bacteria in the food pathway.
7. Prevents viral infections
8. Controls sweat and odour.
9. Antioxidant properties protect the skin.
10. Controls skin diseases.
11. Prevents skin cancer.
12. Used as a medication for sleeplessness.
13. Beneficial for dysentery.
14. Digestion works well.
15. Increases the body’s immune system.
16. Controls the temperature of the womb.
Kingdom – Plantae
Clade – tracheophytes
Clade – Angiosperms
Clade – Eudicots
Clade – Rosids
Order – Sapindales
Family – Rutaceae
Genus – Aegle
Species – A. Marmelos
Binomial name – Aegle marmelos