Iahas-Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera


Aloe Vera Scientific Name

Aloe barbadensis miller

Aloe Vera Other Names

English: Indian Aloe, True Aloe
Hindi: Ghee kumari, Ghritkumari
Sanskrit: Grita Kumari

What is Aloe Vera ?

Aloe vera is a common indoor succulent. It has fleshly green leaves that are filled with gelatinous sap. The sap is bitter in taste and is usually combined with other ingredients in Ayurvedic formulations that require ingestion. It is a soothing herb and is applied externally as skin treatment to prevent acne and treat sunburns. It adds bulk to the diet and helps in healthy bowel movement.
Aloe vera is a “queen” medicinal plant that is used in a variety of treatments especially to promote healthy digestion, skin and hair.

Common forms of Aloe Vera

Powder, Gel, Capsule, Juice

Aloe Vera is commonly used for:

Aloe Vera Dosage

Gel: 15 mL daily for up to 42 days
Capsule: 600 mg daily for up to 8 weeks

Aloe Vera Side-effects and Warnings

Common side-effects: excessive intake can cause muscle weakness, diarrhea and cramping.
Not so common side-effects: Not Known
Pregnant and nursing mothers: Avoid, as Aloe Vera was found to cause miscarriage in some cases
Children: Not Known

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Chinmayi Kulkarni

Chinmayi is a Nutritionist turned Marketer, with Masters in both Marketing and Nutrition. Her focus is to combine her knowledge to understand and evangelize Ayurveda.

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