Bel Murabba Recipe & Health Benefits
Bel Murabba, also called belgiri (bael) murabba, is an ayurvedic and Unani medicine and Indian recipe used for treatment of abdominal diseases. It is beneficial for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), ulcerative colitis and stomach ulcers. It is also used for treatment of diarrhea, dysentery, dyspepsia and liver disorders. It is a good heart and brain tonic.
The superbly acrid, bitter, fiery and gruff fruit bel (bael) acts as bile booster, cough killer, immunity booster and strength booster.
Bel Murabba Recipe
Check out the instructions below to learn how to make bael murabba.
|Bel Fruit||1 kg|
|Cardamom seeds||3 grams|
Directions of making bel murabba
Take ripe bel fruits and wash with water to remove dirt. Let them dry and clean with cotton cloth to absorb water if any.
Peeling and chopping
Peel off outer layer of bel fruits and chop on round slices.
Cooking & Steaming
Add small amount of water to the pan and then insert the steamer basket. The water surface should not touch to the steamer basket.
Now bring the water to a boil and when steam starts coming out to the steam basket, scatter bel slices over the steamer basket. Cover the steam basket and let it steam cook until bel slices become soft and tender. It might take 3 to 10 minutes. After that remove bel slices from the steam basket.
Preparing sugar syrup
|Sugar *||500 grams to 1 Kg|
* The perfect ratio of sugar and water is equal to 1 kg and 1 liter, but we can also prepare sugar syrup with 500 grams for bel murabba.
Now, add sugar in water and boil the water with sugar. Let sugar dissolve and heat until sugar syrup is prepared with one thread of consistency. It may take up to 20 to 30 minutes.
Now, add cardamom seeds in sugar syrup and mix well.
Adding bel fruit slices
Now, add bel fruit slices in sugar syrup and turn off heat. Your bel murabba is ready to use. You can preserve it in airtight glass container for a few months.
However, we have not added any preservative and sugar syrup itself acts as a good preservative, but if any mistake occurs during preparing sugar syrup, bel murabba will not preserve well. Therefore, you should consume bel murabba within three months for maximum safety, efficacy and its health benefits.
Dosage & Administration
The dosage of Bel Murabba = 10 grams to 25 grams
The dosage of Bel Murabba should not exceed from 50 grams per day. If you are diabetic patient, then you should avoid taking the Bel Murabba. You can use Bel Fruit for similar health benefits.
Medicinal Properties and Uses
- Helps in Irritable bowel syndrome
Health Benefits of Bel Murabba
Bel murabba prepared from the pulp of yellow fruit bel has an array of health benefits. Due to the presence of acerbic and acrid juice in it, bel offers many benefits if consumed in half-raw state in the form of murabba. Bel root is also in ingredients of ayurvedic combination of 10 herbs known as ‘DASHMOOL’.
Dysentery and bel murabba
It is a universally acknowledged fact that bel murabba treats diarrheal conditions and loose motion. Murabba or marmalades prepared from bel pulp or unripe bel treats dysentery. Taking the marmalade every morning and along with evening snack can check and cure dysentery. It acts as anti-diarrheal agent.
Bel murabba and gastro-intestinal disorders
Bel murabba has laxative effect and so it is used for toning and cleaning intestines. It helps in the treatment of IBS or Irritable Bowel Syndrome. The murabba of bel is used frequently for the intestinal problems. It can treat gastro intestinal problems.
Bel murabba and joint diseases
Bel murabba, prepared from half-ripe fruit, offers anti-inflammatory benefits to the body and reduces inflammation in the joints. You can get rid of gout and inflammation with the consumption of murabba.
The bel fruit along with mustard oil is also applied over swollen joints to treat arthritis.
Cancer and Bel murabba
Several studies have been conducted to highlight the anti-cancerous effects of bel. Bel fruit has unique components that comprise anti-cancer properties. Studies show that bel murabba can inhibit the growth of tumor and cancer cells.
Bel is heart friendly fruit. Bel is rich in medicinal value. It is an effective tonic for the heart and the regular consumption of bel murabba may benefit human heart in several ways.
Bel murabba brings down the risk of heart attack by preventing the absorption of cholesterol in the intestine. It is rich in fiber and helps reducing cholesterol levels of the blood.
Bel murabba is a good supplement for liver. The fruit, bel has hepato-protective effects, which heals the liver injuries.
Liver cirrhosis is the medical condition caused by the consumption of alcohol. Bel murabba treats the adverse effects of alcohol and maintains the health of liver.
Consumption of murabba acts as the great tonic for liver for it protects liver from infections.
Bel murabba as body coolant
Bel marmalade is used as body coolant in India. The murabba can help reduce thirst and excessive heat of the body, which might in other cases result in acne and mouth ulcers.
You can treat the symptoms of heartburns and hyperacidity with bel murabba.
It acts as the protective shield against sunstrokes. You can also treat burning sensation during urination.
Beil murabba and skin
Consuming bel murabba can help cure skin problems such as Urticaria. You can manage skin rashes, white patches or vitiligo, skin redness and itching problem. It also tones up the skin to cure wrinkles and acne.
Other benefits of bel murabba
- It keeps the stomach and body cool.
- Regular consumption of bel murabba helps treat peptic ulcer.
- It reduces the discomfort of inflammation and acidity.
- It strengthens the digestive system and aids proper functioning of liver.
- It builds resistance against infections by strengthening immunity system.
- Bel Murabba develops resistance against cough and cold.
- Vitamin C rich bel murabba acts as a great expectorant to offer fast relief from respiratory problems such as bronchitis, sore throat, asthma, influenza.
- You can get rid of throat infection and hiccup with bel murabba.
Caution & Side Effects
Bel Murabba is POSSIBLY SAFE for most people. However, the over consumption of Bel Murabba can cause following side effects.
- Stomach pain
- Constipation and
People suffering from gastric troubles need to avoid it. If consumed regularly without any break, bel murabba can intervene in intestinal peristaltic movements. You should use it in moderation with breaks because bel murabba is made with sugar syrup.
Pregnancy & Breastfeeding
Bel Murabba is POSSIBLY SAFE in food amounts and for occasional use. You should avoid regular use of bel murabba in pregnancy.
However, Bel murabba as such has no side effects in pregnancy. Eating bel murabba in the morning on empty stomach provides great relief from morning sickness during pregnancy. Bel murabba is a rich source of iron that has the great capacity of balancing hemoglobin count in pregnant mother during pregnancy and prevents her from iron deficiency disease like anemia. Consult your gynecologist before including it within the diet. When you are lactating, you have to be cautious.
Diabetes is a main contraindication of Bel Murabba, as it contains direct sugar i.e. sugar syrup.
You need to be cautious while consuming bel murabba. Although it has no serious side effects, but it must still be not consumed regularly. Over consumption might lead to bloating, flatulence and stomach discomfort. You need to consult your doctor if you are suffering from any medical condition. If used moderately, it can offer tremendous health benefits.
If you are using hypoglycemic medications, you need to avoid it. Bel murabba can raise the sugar level at a rapid pace. Therefore, it might result in treatment failure.
Those taking medicines to cure thyroid disorders must not consume the murabba.