Ayurvedic medicinal Plants

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Kattarvazha - Aloe vera

Kattarvazha Aloe vera
Kattarvazha - Aloe vera

Properties of Kattarvazha

Botanical name Aloe vera (Linn.) Burm. (Aloe barbadensis Mill)
Family Liliaceae
Sanskrit Synonyms Kumari, Grithakumari, Grihakanya
Ayurvedic Medicinal Properties
Rasa Tikta, Madhura
Guna Guru, Snigda
Virya Seeta
Name of the herb in other languages
English Aloe, Indian aloe
Hindi Gheekaumar, Ghikumari
Malayalam Kattarvazha, Kattuvazha

Description of the Plant

A perennial shrub with fleshy leaves and short stem. Leaves fleshy, sessile, with prickles on margins; flowers in long spikes, fruits capsules, often sterile. Reproduction by budding. Leave juice dried in air is called elio.

Medicinal Properties of the Plant as per Ayurveda

Plant pacifies vitiated vata, pitta, amenorrhea, wounds, ulcers, burns, colic, hepatitis, skin diseases, constipation, tumor, malignancy, low back pain, edema, arthritis and general debility.

Useful parts of the herb

Leaves juice.

Kattarvazha Aloe vera
Kattarvazha - Aloe vera

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