277. Bela.—Bael fruit. Bengal quince.
277. BELA.—BAEL FRUIT. BENGAL QUINCE. From Ae'gle marme'los Correa. Habitat: Himalaya Mountains; cultivated in India, where it is employed and considered as a valuable remedy in dysentery and diarrhoea, relieving without causing constipation. Dose: 1 to 2 dr. (4 to 8 Gm.). It is collected when half ripe and dried; usually enters commerce in segments having a smooth, grayish rind, and a hard, reddish, gummy pulp; whitish internally and divided into cells, each of which contains four or five woolly seeds; taste mucilaginous, slightly bitter; nearly inodorous.