Bilva - Pacifies Vata and Kapha dosha

 Bilva, also known as Bael fruit is one of the commonly found herbs in India. The name Bilva is given because of it’s property to alleviate Dysentery. Dr. Varun Ram Raj of Ayurvedatarian uses the herb Bilva for the treatment of Diarrhoea, Vomiting, Piles etc as the herb alleviates Vata Kapha doshas. The aforementioned conditions are caused by the vitiation of Vata and Kapha and hence using Bilva in various combinations we can treat the conditions. The herb is also used as an Astringent, Digestive and Stomachic agent.

General aspects and geography

Botanical name : Aegle marmelos     

Family :  Rutaceae 

Habitat: All over India

Parts used

Root Fruit and Leaves 

Classical categorization based on Ayurveda textbooks

Charaka Samhita – Sothahara varga(Antiinflammatory )

Susruta Samhita – Varunadi gana 

Pharmacological action






Medicinal property according to Ayurveda

Sothahara ( antiinflammatory )

Sangrahi (Constipative )

Kasahara (Used for treating Cough )

Agnivardaka (Carminative )

Therapeutic indications

Diarrhoea (Atisara) – Intake of unripened fruits of Bilva on regular basis can alleviate Diarrhoea 

Vomiting (Chardi)- Decoction of Bilva and ginger is beneficial in curing Chardi.


Powder (Churna) – 1-2 g

Juice (Swarasa)- 10 ml

Tablet - 2 tablets twice daily or as per the advice of the Ayurveda doctor 

Note: Ayurveda medications must be taken only after consulting an Ayurveda doctor. 


Bilva taila

Bilvadi kwatha

Bilwadi kshira

Morphology :

A deciduous armed tree with erect stem. Leaves are elliptic and glabrous. Inflorescence is cymose axillary panicle. Flowers are white in color. Fruits are berry.

Vernacular names of  Bilva

English – Bael fruit

Hindi- Bel

Malayalam – Koovalam

Sanskrit – Bilva





Rasapanchaka of Bilva

Rasa- Tikta (bitter) Kashaya (Astringent )

Guna-  Laghu (light)

Vipaka- Katu (Acrid)

Virya-  Ushna (hot)

(Bhavaprakasa Nighantu -Guducyadi varga-shloka 69)

Bilva is Vata Kapha samaka because of it’s properties like Katu vipaka and hot potency. The herb is used to alleviate diseases caused by Vata and Kapha doshas like Piles and Diarrhoea etc. Ayurvedatarian lead by Dr. Varun Ram Raj, is currently conducting various researches based on ancient Ayurvedic textbooks, involving Bilva for preparing various combinations of medicines to alleviate conditions involving vitiation of Kapha and Vata. Reach Ayurvedatarian for better health management.

Researches on Bilva

Frequently asked Questions

What are the uses of Bilvadi gulika?

Bilvadi gulika is used to cure indigestion and inflammatory conditions.

 What is the botanical name of Bilva?

Botanical name of Bilva is Aegle marmelos 


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