3. M'Gle Mar'Melos, Bela, Bael, Bengal Quince

M'Gle Mar'Melos, Bela, Bael, Bengal Quince. Malabar, Coro-mandel, cultivated in India. Fruit round, size of a large orange, cherry-red color, aromatic, sweetish, acidulous, mucilaginous, astringent when unripe, laxative when ripe, seeds woolly, pulp firm, brittle,

12-celled, covered with hard, gourd-like nearly smooth rind. The dried, half-ripe fruit used, which is adulterated sometimes with fruit of Garcin'ia Mangosta'na, Mangosteen; contains gum, pectin, sugar, tannin, bitter principle, volatile oil. It is mildly astringent. Dose, gr. 15-30 (1-2 Gin.), in diarrhoea, dysentery.