Bael Rejuvenation Program
Bilva leaves have excellent anti diabetic properties. Leaf juice/extract is used in the treatment of jaundice, deafness and conjunctivitis. Skin diseases, ear infections and burns are treated using the oil extracted from its leaves. Bilva fruit or pulp is used in the treatment of dysentery and also in the treatment of certain blood disorders. Bilva bark powder along with Milk acts in relieving stress insomnia and nervousness.
The Bilva Tree grows in a wide variety of soils and can tolerate water logging and also a wide temperature range from -7 to + 48 degrees. This makes it an ideal tree to be populated in wastelands thereby increasing the tree cover. With massive urbanisation and led scriminate felling of trees in the name of infrastructure development this tree may soon be classified as a threatened species. Interestingly the leaves of this tree acts as the only source of lama) food for certain species of butterflies. Bad tree is a member of a group of trees classified as "Climate Purifiers".
The tree acts as a sink for chemical pollutants as it absorbs poisonous gases from the atmosphere and neutralizes them. It gives out a greater percentage of oxygen in sunlight when compared to most trees thus qualifying for large scale afforestation. Also the fragrance released from the leaves have anti bacterial properties, thus providing a healthy environment.
We at Shantivanam propose to plant ten million Bilva trees all over South India. Please join hands with us in this noble initiative. .