Seacom Skills University, India
Scientific Tracks Abstracts: Clin Med Bio Chem
Bael (Aegle marmelos) is an indigenous fruit rich in nutritional cum medicinal qualities having substantial religious significance in Hindu scriptures. Bael bark, roots, leaves, seeds, and fruits, are used in the traditional therapeutic system for various diseases, mainly constipation and other gastrointestinal health issues. This study aims to focus on the therapeutic benefits of bael not only in laxative functions but also in urinary tract infections that are very common in older women globally. The healing effects are not yet scientifically proven in UTIs due to insufficient data; however, empirically, the bael fruit is well accepted for this common health issue. The open access data were collected based on extensive literature searches in Google, Pubmed, DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals), etc. Some keywords like ‘stone apple’s benefits,’ ‘bael as a healing agent,’ ‘stone apple’s health benefits in UTI,’ etc. were applied for the search purposes to find helpful information. A rigorous review of the literature was done just for the article to justify the therapeutic effect of the fruit in UTIs. Escherichia coli (E. coli) plays a significant role in more than 85% of all urinary tract infections. The study found that the flavonols that are quercetin, myricetin, kaempferol, and fisetin in stone apple show bacteriostatic or bactericidal effects on E-Coli. Furocoumarins and flavonoids within the fruit have a significant therapeutic impact on UTIs without interaction with drugs like oral β-lactams and fluoroquinolones, Nitrofurantoin, or Fosfomycin. Overall, the stone apple (bael) is one of the best natural therapeutic agents for urinary tract infections at a very affordable cost.
Swapan Banerjee is a dietitian having certifications from Indian as well as International academic Institutions in the field of food, Nutrition, and Dietetics. He is practicing since last 13 years related to public nutrition and health cum wellness industry more than 22 years. He has patients not only within Indian states but all over the world including the most advanced countries like USA, UK, European countries. He attends telephonic, video, skype conference calls any time as per patient convenient time and try to solve the problems at the very first visit. He treats and takes all disorders mostly obesity, underweight, overweight, geriatric, chronic liver diseases, lipid management, and cardiac disorders, pediatric eating disorders, diabetes, thyroid disorders etc.