Botanical name – Aloe barbadensis miller
Family name – Asphodelaceae
English name –Aloe Vera
Common name – Indian Aloe, True Aloe, Barbados Aloe
Synonyms – Ghritakumari, Grihakanya, Kanya, Ghrihakumari
Habit – A xerophytic perennial herb
Useful Parts – the gel and latex
Common Uses – Kumari cures amenorrhea, wounds, ulcers, burns, colic, hepatitis, skin diseases, constipation, tumors, ulcers, malignancy, low back pain, edema, and arthritis, and general debility. Cosmetic and Ayurveda industries used Aloe Vera for its soothing, moisturizing, and healing properties although at certain doses, it has toxic properties when used either for ingested or topical applications.
Indications – It is used externally in conjunctivitis, skin disorders, wounds, and hemorrhoids. It is used internally in fever, constipation, abdominal tumor, anemia, edema, dysuria, dysmenorrhoea, and disorders of the blood.