Scientific Name
Group : Angiosperm (Monocotyledon)
Family : Liliaceae
Genus : Aloe
Species : barbadensis Mill.
Common Name
English Name : Indian aloe
Hindi Name : Ghee-kunvar
Manipuri Name : Ghrita-kumar
Other Details
Habit : Rosette succulent herb
Parts Use : Leaf
Preparation : Leaf extract mixed with sugar.
Mode of use : Fresh and Local Application
Ingredients : Leaf contains ‘barbaloin’ which has antigrowth action of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Zopf), chrysophanol glycoside,aloe emodin and the aglycone. The mucilage of the leaves contains glucose, galactose, mannose and galacturonic acid. Plant contains aloesone and aloesin.
Ailment Treated : Leaf pulp used in dizziness, menstrual flow, asthma, leprosy, jaundice and for boils. Leaf extract mixed with sugar used in dysentery. Leaf juice is cooling and useful in fever, spleen and liver diseases. Fresh leaf juice is useful in X-ray burns, eye problems, cathartic, eczema, falling hair, dermatitis and other skin diseases.
Source : Generally cultivated in home gardens and as pot plant.