Botanic Name Aegle marmelos
Family Rutaceae
English Name Bael tree
Malayalam Name AKoovalam
Sanskrit Name Bilvah
Habit  Tree
Description Small trees. Leaves alternate, 3-foliolate, rarely 5-foliolate, dimorphic. Inflorescences axillary and terminal, racemose or corymbose, few-flowered. Flowers bisexual, greenish- white or yellow, fragrant. Berries ovoid, woody, many seeded; seeds oblong and flat.
Distribution India and Sri Lanka; widely cultivated in South East Asia,Malaysia
Habitat Grown in temple premises and homesteads
Flowering & Fruiting March-May
System of medicine Ayurveda, Folk, Homeopathy, Siddha and Unani
Parts Used Root, bark, leaves and fruits
Properties & uses: Astringent, digestive, tonic, stomachic and laxative.