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Aloe vera (Aloe barbadensis)
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Species Type: Herb

Botanical Name: Aloe barbadensis Mill, Synonyms: Aloe vera L.

Common Name: Indian aloe

Family: Liliaceae

Local Names : Marathi : Korphad

Sanskrit : Ghrutakumari

Growth type: Succulent herb with condensed stem. Leaves are with marginal spines.Flowers orange red in branched or unbranched raceme.

Uses: Leaf as skin tonic, hair nourisher and against liver disorder, cancer etc.

Distribution: Naturally distributed in Africa & naturalized in America, India and other Asian countries.