Aloe barbadensis

Botanical Name Aloe barbadensis
Common Name Gwarpatha
Kingdom: Plantae
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Subclass: Liliidae
Order: Liliales
Family: Aloeaceae
Genus: Aloe
Species: barbadensis
Part used Fresh leaves and leaf-juice
Medicinal Properties Bitter, sweet, cooling, anthelmintic, carminative, diuretic, stomachic, depurative.
Medicinal Use The leaf-juice is used in dyspepsia, amenorrhoea, burns, colic, hyperadenosis, hepatopathy and skin diseases. Also used for abdominal tumours, dropsy, helminthiasis.
ChemistryLeaves: barbaloin, chrysophanol glycoside and aglycone, aloe-emodin, aloesone and aloesin.
Cultivation Cultivated in drier areas.
Regional HabitatWildly found in drier part of Rajasthan.
DescriptionA perennial herb with short stem and shallow root system. Leaves: fleshy in rosettes, sessile, very much horny prickles on the margin, convex below, surface pale green; flowers: yellow or orange in racemes; fruits: loculicidal capsule.