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Indian Aloe - Kumari

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Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is a plant species of the genus Aloe. It grows wild in tropical climates around the world and is cultivated for agricultural and medicinal uses. Aloe is also used for decorative purposes and grows successfully indoors as a potted plant.

Uses

Asthma, Stomach ulcers, Depression,, Diabetes, Skin eruptions, Blotches, Pimples, Inflamed skin, Indigestion

Parts Used

Leaves.

Chemical Composition

Aloe vera include: amino acids, anthraquinones, enzymes, minerals, vitamins, lignins, monosaccharide, polysaccharides, salicylic acid, saponins, and sterols.[1]

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada lolesara
Hindi Gheekuvar
Malayalam Chotthu kathalai
Tamil Kathalai
Telugu
Marathi NA
Gujarathi NA
Punjabi NA
Kashmiri NA
Sanskrit
English Indian Aloe


Properties

Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.

Dravya

Rasa

Tikta (Bitter)

Guna

Guru (heavy), Snigda (unctous)

Veerya

Sheeta (cold)

Vipaka

Katu (Pungent)

Karma

Kapha, Vata

Prabhava

Habit

Herb

Identification

Leaf

Kind Shape Feature
Simple triangular The tissue in the center of the aloe-veraAloe leaf contains a gel which yields the aloe gel

[2]

Flower

Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
Unisexual 2-4cm long Yellow 5-20 Flowers Season is June - August

Fruit

Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information
triangular 7–10 mm The fruit is the triangular capsule containing numerous seeds many {{{6}}}

Other features

List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used

Where to get the saplings

Mode of Propagation

Seeds, Cuttings.

How to plant/cultivate

It is a perennial plant, growing to the hight of 1½ - 2½ ft. Its leaves are long and thick, juicy with a wheel like phylotaxy. The two sides of the leaves have thorny structure with a thorny tip[3]

Commonly seen growing in areas

Temperate region, Waste fields.

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