Aegle marmelos (L.) Correa Main specimen
Rutaceae
{ Human uses | Medicinal }

Aegle marmelos is used in Ayurveda, Unani and Siddha medicines.

The fruit, leaves and root are used in the form of powder, juice and decoction to treat diarrhea, dysentery, sprue, piles, edema, jaundice, vomiting, obesity, eye diseases, fever.

The unripe fruit is astringent, digestive, stomachic. It is used to cure diarrhea and chronic dysentery.
The fruit ash mixed with water is applied on forehead for headache.
The ripe fruits are eaten for constipation.
The dried ripe pulp is astringent and it is used in dysentery.

The root are used as an antidote and antivenom.
The root bark decoction is used to treat intermittent fever.

A poultice made from the leaves is used in the treatment of ophthalmia.

Sources :
- Arya Vaidya Sala, 1996, Indian Medicinal plants
- Basu & Kirtikar, 1918, Indian Medicinal Plants
- Chopra, 1956, Glossary of Indian medicinal plants
- Khare, 2007, Indian Medicinal Plants, An Illustrated Dictionary
- Quattrocchi, 2012, CRC World Dictionary of Medicinal and Poisonous Plants
- Orwa C., Mutua A., Kindt R., Jamnadass R., Anthony S., 2009, Agroforestree Database: a tree reference and selection guide