Aloe Vera / Aelwah / Musbir / Sebir (صبر / ایلوا / مصبر) also known as Indian Aloe and Aloe Barbadensis Miller, is a thick, short-stemmed plant that stores water in its leaves. It is a popular medicinal plant that has been used for thousands of years. It is best known for treating skin injuries, but also has several other beneficial effects on health.
It is narrated by Abu Dawood on the authority of Qias Ibn Raf’e that Prophet Muhammad Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam said :
“ماذا فى الأَمَرَّيْن من الشِّفَاءِ ؟ الصَّبِرُ والثُّفَّاءُ”
“What a CURE the two bitter remedies carry, Aloe Vera & Cress”.
[Abu Dawood, Kitab Al Marasil, Qays Bin Rafi Al Qaysi]
Ingredient Name :
Aloe vera Var.
Arabic Name : Alwah Haqeeqiyyah, Sabr Suqutree, Sabir Haqeeqi, Sibr Asqootree (Dried Latex)
Bengali Name : Ghrita Kumari, Kumari, Musabbar (Dried Latex)
Chinese Name : Nu hui, Lu hui, Hsiang tan
English Name : Indian Aloe
French Name : Aloé Indiana
German Name : Aloe, Echte Aloe, Wundkaktus, Bitterschopf
Gujarati Name : Kunvar
Hindi Name : Gheekwar, Gvar Patta, Gvarapatha, Musabbar (Dried Latex)
Kannada Name : Lolisara, Kathaligida
Latin name : Aloe vera Var.
Marathi Name : Pivalaboel, Korphad
Persian Name : Aelwah, Shibyar (Dried Latex)
Punjabi Name : Elwa (Dried Latex)
Sanskrit Name : Ghrita-kumari, Kanyasaar (Dried Latex)
Urdu Name : Gheekwar, Aelwah (Dried Latex)
Juice : 10-20 ml; Dried Latex : 125 mg to 500 mg powder.
As Aloe stimulates uterine contractions, it should be avoided during pregnancy. As it is excreted in the mother’s milk, it should be avoided during breast-feeding, or it may be purgative to the child. Children and the elderly also should never take this herb internally, nor should people who take potassium-depleting drugs for high blood pressure. Aloe and prescription medications should be taken at different times. Allergic reactions, though rare, may occur in susceptible persons. Excessive use (many times the recommended dosage) may aggravate haemorrhoids.
Aloe Vera health benefits includes,
- Reduces Inflammation
- Eases Heartburn And Acid Reflux
- Reduces Cholesterol And Regulates Blood Sugar
- Maintains Oral Health
- Builds Immunity
- Lowers Risk Of Cancer
- Helps In Treating Hemorrhoids
- Prevents Signs Of Aging
- Moisturizes Skin
- Reduces Acne And Helps Lighten Blemishes
- Helps With Sunburns And Reduces Tan
- Heals External Wounds And Insect Bites
- Reduces Stretch Marks
- Promotes Hair Growth
- Reduces Dandruff
- Conditions Hair
Using Aloe Vera topically does not come with any significant side effects. However, consuming it could cause blood sugar levels to go down – so diabetic patients should be cautious if they are taking it as a remedy for piles.
Aloe latex has laxative properties and can cause gastrointestinal discomfort.
The aloe gel should be avoided by pregnant and breastfeeding women. It may aggravate any intestinal conditions and kidney problems. Aloe vera lowers blood sugar, so diabetics and people who are about to
Useful in Following diseases:
- Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)
- Diabetes Mellitus
- High LDL Cholesterol Level
- Intestinal Worms
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Kidney Dysfunction
- Liver Dysfunction
- Persistent Infection due to Low Immunity
- Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.