Botanical Name- Aloe Vera Chinensis, Aloe barbadensis Mill., Aloe indica, Aloe chinensis
Family Name- LILIACEAE
Names in different languages:
Hindi name- Gheekuvar
English Name- Indian Aloe
Telugu Name- Kalabanda
Kannada name- Lolisara, Lolesara
Malayalam Name- Kumari, Kattar Vazha
Tamil Name- Kathaazhai
Bengali Name – Ghrita Kumari
Aloe vera is called as Kumari in Sanskrit. Kumari refers to a young girl. This name has two derivations.
- It is used in diseases of young girls, like pimples and menstrual problems.
- The plant is beautiful and looks young even after it grows old.
The Benefits of Aloe Vera Juice are many fold and I would call it as Master of all fruits and vegetables juices.
Aloe Vera has blood thinning action.Aloe Vera is great for maintaining the cholesterol level by reducing triglycerides. Include fresh Aloe juice in your daily diet to maintain your cholesterol level.
Mix two teaspoons of fresh Aloe Vera juice with One glass of water and drink it empty stomach everyday , early in the morning. This will help detoxify and cleanse your system. This also helps in treating ulcers and detoxifying the digestive system.
Aloe vera improves ovulation chances, it induces menstruation, hence used in treating amenorrhea – absence of periods or decreased bleeding.
It improves hair quality, prevents hair fall, cures dandruff, also useful in acne and blemishes.
To relieve constipation, its 10 grams of pulp made into paste, added with 2 grams of rock salt, mixed well, and boiled to evaporate water content. It is administered in a dose of 3 – 6 grams, once a day.
Aloe vera flower balances Vata and Pitta Dosha, Guru (heavy) and is useful in worm infestation, infected wounds
Important — side effects
It induces purgation and hence it is not ideal to take it during diarrhea.
Care should be exercised while using aloe in children and during lactation.
It is best to avoid it during pregnancy.
It is a multi facet Ayurvedic medicine , and must be taken as a Tonic.