Anti-Fertility Role of Aegle Marmelos (Bael)
- By Arun Kumar Srivastava, Vinay Kumar Singh - 29 Jun 2022
- Journal of Applied Health Sciences and Medicine, Volume: 2, Issue: 2, Pages: 21 - 25
- Received: 26.4.2022; Accepted: 19.5.2022; Published: 29.6.2022
Antifertility agents are those which are capable of stopping ovulation or fertilization. Man uses a variety of herbs and plant extracts to treat and relieve physical and mental illnesses. Aegle marmelos (L.), also known as Bael, is a spiny tree that belongs to the family Rutaceae. Due to the numerous medicinal properties that this tree possesses, it has been utilised extensively in traditional Indian medicine. The fact that bael contains a wide Its phytochemical composition, which includes alkaloids, tannins, essential oils, gums, resins, coumarin, and polysaccharide, enables it to treat a wide range of conditions. It has been demonstrated that the leaf, seed, and fruit of the A. marmelos plant all have reversible effects on male fertility. A. marmelos bark extract is high in marmin and fagarine, both of which are known to reduce male fertility. In Aegle marmelos bark, two chemical compounds such as marmin and fagarine are present which is claimed to be responsible for the reduction of male fertility.