Aloe vera

Aloe vera

Traditional Name : Kumari

Botanical Name : Aloe vera

English Name : Indian Alces

Part of Plant Used : Leaf

Description

History

Aloe vera is an evergreen perennial plant having fleshy leaves with thorny prickles along their margins. It is a native of the south-west Arabian Peninsula. It grows wild in the tropical climates around the world and is cultivated for agricultural and medicinal uses. It is naturalized in North Africa, Sudan and neighboring countries, Canary Islands, Cape Verde, Madeira Islands and southern Spain. It is cultivated commercially in India.

Function

Aloe vera helps to treat menstrual irregularities and cramps naturally by regulating female hormones. It stimulates the ovarian tissue that repairs menstrual bleeding. The anthraquinones present in the leaves of Aloe vera improve blood circulation and promote wound healing. It is also effective in relieving nausea, breast tenderness, giddiness, anorexia and irritability. It is antibacterial and is known to reduce swelling.

Uses

  • Hormonal regulator
  • Phytoestrogenic
  • Anti-microbial
  • Anti-inflammatory

Active Constituents

Anthraquinone, glycosides

Ayurveda Insight on Kumari

Kumari has katu rasa, katu vipaka, ushna virya and bhedan property. It alleviates Pitta dosha. It is rajahpravartaka and jvarahar in action. It is useful in Jvara, Udararoga, Kashtartava and Yakritdvikara.

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