B. P., not official. - The dried half-ripe fruit of AEgle marmelos (nat. ord. Rutaceae).

Habitat

Malabar and Coromandel.

Characters

Roundish fruit the size of a large orange, usually imported in fragments of the hard, woody rind, with adherent dried pulp and seeds.

Composition

Tannic Acid in small quantity.

Preparation, not official.

Extractum Belae Liquidum. Fluid Extract Of Bael Fruit

Bael Fruit, 16; water, 17.

Dose, 1 to 2 fl. dr.; 4. to 8. c.c.

Action And Therapeutics Of Bael Fruit

The imported bael fruit is probably useless. In India the extract of the fresh fruit is used for the treatment of diarrhoea and dysentery. It contains but little tannic acid, and its mode of action is not known.