Bilva, sacred to Shiva, is a moderately sized tree growing throughout Southeast Asia, covered in thorns, with trifoliate leaves. It bears large fruit over many months with a yellowish, woody peel, with orange fruit scented with roses.
Rasa: Astringent, bitter
Dosha: VK-,in excess P+
Dhatu: Plasma, blood
Prabhava: Excellent for a healthy digestive system, doing away with ama and excess kapha, as well as hindering the excessive downward movement of vata.