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Aloe vera - Ghritakumari
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.
- 1 Uses
- 2 Parts Used
- 3 Chemical Composition
- 4 Common names
- 5 Properties
- 6 Habit
- 7 Identification
- 8 List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
- 9 Where to get the saplings
- 10 Mode of Propagation
- 11 How to plant/cultivate
- 12 Commonly seen growing in areas
- 13 Photo Gallery
- 14 References
- 15 External Links
Aloe vera includes amino acids, anthraquinones, enzymes, minerals, vitamins, lignins, monosaccharide, polysaccharides, salicylic acid, saponins, and sterols.
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
Guru (heavy), Snigda (unctous)
|Simple||Triangular||The tissue in the center of the aloe-veraAloe leaf contains a gel which yields the aloe gel|
|Type||Size||Color and composition||Stamen||More information|
|Unisexual||2-4cm long||Yellow||5-20||Flowers Season is June - August|
|Triangular||7–10 mm||The fruit is the triangular capsule containing numerous seeds||Many||Fruiting season: August-December|
List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
Orthonil, Karphoora Shilajit Bhasma, Kantavallaba Rasa, Kumar Kalyana Rasa, Kumariyasava, Chaturbuja rasa, Chaturbukha rasa, Chintamani Chaturmukha rasa, Chitrataila, Jyotishmati taila, Nagabhasma, Pradaraantaka Rasa, Purnachandrodaya, Brihat vatachintamani rasa, Manjishtaadi Taila, Makaradvaja Sindhoora, Mahaavangeshwara rasa, Mensofit, Rajata Loha rasayanam, Rasaraaja Rasa, Raasanaadi Churna, Lumital, Leucofit, Lohabhasma, Skarid, Sutikaabharana rasa, Senovila, Herbolax
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
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.
Commonly seen growing in areas
- Karnataka Aushadhiya Sasyagalu By Dr.Maagadi R Gurudeva, Page no:309
- "Karnataka Medicinal Plants Volume - 2" by Dr.M. R. Gurudeva, Page No.619, Published by Divyachandra Prakashana, #45, Paapannana Tota, 1st Main road, Basaveshwara Nagara, Bengaluru.
- Chemical constituents
- Plant description
- Practical palnts