Bilva leaves are renowned for controlling the blood sugar levels in one’s body. It is because of its richness in laxatives, which in turn helps in producing the required insulin to control the sugar levels.
The Bael tree or Bilva (in Sanskrit) is an ancient Ayurvedic tree known for its spiritual and medicinal importance.
It is used extensively by Hindus and has been described in Indian literature, since the Vedic period.
Its ternate leaves are called as “Tripatra” (3 leaves) also commonly known as “Shiva Dhruma”.
Hindus are known to offer these leaves in prayers to Lord Shiva and Parvathi with trees usually grown near the temple.