||Aloe - Barbasfensis
Ghritkumari or Aloe Barbadensis is famous with a name, Aloe vera. The word aloe vera derived from a word, known as Alloeh. Alloeh is an Arabic word which defines itself as a substance with shining bitter character. Vera is a Latin word that means true.
There are pieces of evidence that Ghritkumari is widely used since ancient times. Alexander and Christopher Columbus used aloe vera to treat wounds of the soldiers. Kumari is mentioned in ancient texts also such as in Vedas (600 BC), Samhitas (1500-600 AD), Nighantus and more.
The plants consist of various active phytochemicals that show great importance in providing relief from ailments.