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1. Names:

Sanskrit: Ghrita kumari, kumari  
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English: Aloe Vera  
Botanical: Aloe barbadensis  
Hindi: Guarpatha, ghikanvar  
Telugu: Kalabanda  
Common names:  Curacao Aloe Barbadoes Aloe, Lily of the Desert lolisara: kumari korphad chirukuttali
Family name: Liliaceae  

2. Parts used:

  • Leaves

Contents: Anthraquinone glycosides. Barbaloin is the major active constituent. Aloes also contain isobarbalin, aloe-emodin, resins, aloetic acid, homonataloin aloe-sone, chrysophanic acid, chrysamminic acid, galactouronic acid, choline choline salicylate, saponins, mucopolysacchrides, glucosamines, hexuranic acid, coniferyl alchohol.

3. Properties and Action According to Indigenous Medical Systems:

  • Rasa: Bitter
  • Vipaka: Spice
  • Veerya: Seetaveerya

4. Uses:

  • It is Purgative. Anti-cancer.
  • It relieves syndromes of candida fungal infections.
  • It is a good remedy for spleenic disorders.
  • It cures constipation, and eye disorders.
  • It relives hypertension, menstrual cramps.
  • It clears skin diseases and it acts as antiwrikle.
  • It controls over acidity and spleen enlargement.
  • Stimulates intestinal motility.
  • Supports kidney functioning.
  • Cleanses digestive track.
  • Relives nausea.

5. Names due to Physical properties:

  • Kanta patra: The leaves of this plant are with spines.
  • Tikta: Which is bitter in taste.

6. Names due to Medical properties:

  • Pradarahari: Which cures menstrual disorders.

7. Reference:

Vasthu guna deepika, Sarngadhara samhita, Vasthu guna prakashika, Chakradatta, Susrutam,
Basavrajeeyam, Bhavaprakashika, Vangacena, Charakasamhita, Vagvatamu,Hareetasamhita, Srijanakalpavalli

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