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Aloevera - kumari

   Aloe vera -kumari 

Botanical Name— Aloe vera Linn.

Family- LILIACEAE
Names in different languages
Hindi-Gheekuvar; English- Indian aloe; 

    Telugu- Kalabanda; Kannada Lolisara; 

    Malayalam- Kumari; Tamil- Chiruli

Aloe-vera-kumari 

Introduction

Kumari is Vrsya, rasayan also hair tonic.


Varieties & adulterants - (CV – controversy, AD – adulterants)

more than 50 species of Aloe it is noticed(but botanical identity is difficult)

1. A. barbadensis

2. A.chinensis .

Aloe-vera-kumari 



Morphology



A. barbadensis

A perennial plant with a short stem.

Leaves— 30-60 cm long, erect, crowded in a basal rosette, juicy, glaucous- green, narrow lanceolate, long acuminate, margins with spiny teeth.

Flowers— yellow, in dense racemes terminating the scapes.


Aloe-vera-kumari 


Habitat & Distribution

Cultivated throughout India.