Sanskrit name: Ghrita Kumari
Botanical name: Aloe Vera
Habitat: Aloe Vera is found all over in India.
- Rasa (taste): Bitter, sweet
- Virya (action): Cooling
- Vipaka (post-digestive effects): Sweet
- Dosha (constitution): Balances pitta and kapha, increases vata
Aloe Vera has been used traditionally for skin ailments and inflammation. The juice of Aloe Vera acts as a mild laxative and has been found helpful in treating digestion related disorders.