Ghrita-kumar - Manipur Medicinal Plants

Common Name

English :Indian aloe
Hindi :Ghee-kunvar
Manipuri :Ghrita-kumar

Scientific Name

Group :Angiosperm (Monocotyledon)
Family :Liliaceae
Genus :Aloe
Species :barbadensis  Mill.
Habit :Rosette succulent herb
Parts Used :Leaf
Mode of 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.

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Manipur Medicinal Plants