SRIPHALA – BILVA – AGELE MARMELOS
BILVA TREE HAS THE CAPACITY TO ABSORB SUN’S VIBRATIONS.
- It has a predominant place in the making of gold according to Sri Suktha.
- If properly stored, the leaves will remain fresh for 6 months.
- The gummy mucous substance surrounding the seeds is a good adhesive. It can be used as a varnish for pictures and adds brilliance to water – color paints. Mixed with Lime, it is used as cement and the mixture sets firm rapidly.
- Young leaves and shoots are used as fodder.
- Soak a handful of Bilva leaves in four ounces of water for about eight hours at least. Remove the leaves. Drink the water.
TO GET MORE JUICY FRUITS – VRIKSHAYURVEDA
- Mix Sugar, Ghee, Milk, Honey and water and sprinkle.
HELP IN FARMING
- Bilva seeds prevent Bacteria and worms. Its leaf powder repels threadworms. The decomposed leaves prevent fungus. Leaf juice minimizes the Tungro virus in Paddy.
- Bilva can be propagated by seeds.
INCREASING YIELD – VFRIKSHAYURVEDA
- A mixture of Jaggery, Honey and Milk can be used to treat the Neem tree and the Bael tree. Bilva fruits will be sweet to taste, full of fleshy substance, containing very few seeds.
TREES TO BE PLANTED TOGETHER – VRIKSHAYURVEDA
- Plant a Peepul, a Banyan, a Neem, ten Tamarind trees and a group of Wood Apple (Vilamaram in Tamil), Bilva and Amla near each other (These three as a group near each other) and five Mango trees.
PLANTS THAT GROW IN DRY LANDS – VRIKSHAYURVEDA
- Drumstick, Bilva, Ezhilai Paalai, Vitex Negundo, Ashoka, Sweet Potatao, Black Banyan, Magizham (Tamil), Neem and Teak grow even in dry lands.
UNIQUE BILVA – VRIKSHAYURVEDA
Its shade and air have medicinal properties. It is a divine tree.
- Roast the Bilva raw vegetable on burning coal and apply on head and wash off. .
- In India, Bael has the reputation of thriving where other fruit trees cannot survive. The tree has no exacting requirements, doing well with a minimum of fertilizer and irrigation. The Bael seems to be relatively free from pests and diseases. The tree is commonly grown from seed.
BAEL FRUIT JUICE
- The fruit is eaten fresh or dried. If fresh, the juice is strained and sweetened to make a drink similar to lemonade. It can be made into sharbat or bel pana , a refreshing drink made of the pulp with water, sugar, and lime juice, mixed, left to stand a few hours, strained and taken. One large bael fruit may yield five or six liters of sharbat.
- It shows potent anti-viral activity.
- It significantly reduces the blood sugar level.
- It reduces the significant oxidative stress.