Vilvam, also called as Bael or wood apple, is a tree that is native to India. Many people in India, consider this tree to be sacred. The leaves of the tree has been used for medicinal purposes since ancient times (2000BC). The fruit and leaves of the tree are used in natural medicines which are prepared in Ayurveda and Sidha.
The leaves of Vilvam tree are used to treat:
- Diarrhea or cholera
- Respiratory illness
- Fungal and viral infections
This DIY recipe explains how to use vilvam or bael leaves to treat peptic ulcer . First let us understand what is peptic ulcer and what are the symptoms.
Peptic ulcer is a disease that affects the lining of the stomach, intestine and lower esophagus by causing sores. These sores cause pain, irritation and discomfort in the abdomen. The intensity of pain varies according to the severity of the sores. It is usually caused by a bacteria called H.pylori. It causes inflammation and sores in the lining of intestine and stomach. Smoking, drinking alcohol, radiation therapy and too many medicines can also cause peptic ulcers.
Though it does not cause major health issues, it needs to be given right attention in the right time. The symptoms of peptic ulcer are:
- Weight loss
- Loss of appetite
- Chest pain
- Dark stools or motion
The anti-bacterial nature of Vilvam leaves can flush out toxins and bacteria from the body. It also helps to soothe the painful sores. Vilvam leaves combined with honey can provide relief from symptoms of peptic ulcer.
Health benefits of Honey: Honey is anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-septic by nature. It reduces irritation in throat and internal system. It reduces ulcers and treats gastrointestinal disorders effectively. Honey also regulates blood sugar levels. Honey can be applied externally on cuts and wounds for quicker recovery.
Follow the instructions in this DIY to prepare Vilvam leaves extract to treat peptic ulcer.
How to use Vilvam leaves (Bael) to treat peptic ulcer – DIY
- 6 – 7 Vilvam leaves ((Bael))
- 1 teaspoon Honey
- 100 ml Water
- To cure peptic ulcer, you need fresh vilvam leaves, honey and water.
- First, add water to a thick pan.
- Add cleaned vilvam leaves to water.
- Boil it until the water quantity becomes half.
- Strain it and cool it to room temperature.
- Add honey to the strained water.
- Mix well.
- Consume it when it is warm.
Consume this drink once day to cure peptic ulcer.
Kripa Sivasubramanian, MBA, earned her Master’s degree in Business. After a long stint in the Technology sector, she took up courses in natural medicine and yoga. Ms. Kripa is certified in Ayurvedic yoga for Dosha. She is also certified by Stanford University School of Medicine in Introduction to Food and Health.
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