Botanical name : Aloe vera (Linn.) Burm. (Aloe barbadensis Mill)
Family : Liliaceae
Kumari, Grithakumari, Grihakanya
Rasa : Tikta, Madhura
Guna : Guru, Snigdha
Virya : Seeta
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Aloe, Indian aloe
Hindi : Gheekaumar, Ghikumari
Malayalam : Kattarvazha, Kattuvazha
Distribution – Cultivated in the dry areas of India
A perennial shrub with fleshy leaves and short stem. Leaves fleshy, sessile, with prickles on margins; flowers in long spikes, fruits capsules, often sterile. Reproduction by budding. Leave juice dried in air is called elio.
Plant pacifies vitiated vata, pitta, amenorrhea, wounds, ulcers, burns, colic, hepatitis, skin diseases, constipation, tumor, malignancy, low back pain, edema, arthritis and general debility.
Useful part : Leaves juice.