Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Kumari (Kunvarpanthu) or Aloe Vera and its uses for health.

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Next topic for discussion:  :  Kumari (Kunvarpanthu) or Aloe Vera and its uses for health.

Dipak Padia Osho: Kuwarpathu is Drug of choice for multi purpose use…..Aloe Vera when use with other herbal medicine it enhances its action

Dr. Sujata Vaidya: AloeVera a boon for heat related problems. Right from skin, blood, womens menstrual issues  ( like in Ayurveds, energy medicine related to hormones as fire element and we invariably suffer from excess imbalance). Worms... hair fall..sticky eyes. Much more. All know that the pith is used. The skin too has great properties to relieve fever. Some use a dried leaf to ward off evil eye. A way of refering to virus and fungus. Eat it, Drink it, Simply relish it

Dipak Padia Osho: Skin diseases, Cosmaitic use and Digestive system mainly use of it……widely available in India and as house hold remedy

Dr. Babita Agrawal: Aloe vera is having very good wound healing property

Dr. J. T. Contractor: Aloevera is toxic, no animal eats it, earlier used as natural insecticide,uploads liver kidney, only used externally, it is said that animal like elephant doesn't touch it even in time of famine

Dr. Archana Panchal: It works as also Sun screen lotion

Satyen: We have lot of aloevera in jamnagar region, tribal people from Bundelkhand come there every year and make aloevera juice and after boiling black hard substance called aedio in local language. They say that it is very good for liver although it's very bitter in taste………In Rajasthan desert region, aloevera is used as water purifier……….Fill bottle with hard water from borewell. Take one aloevera leaf, peel the green skin and wash out yellow substance. Then place white flesh in bottle containing hard water. Keep for around 1hour. Now taste. Surprisingly it taste like mineral water……….In Pakistan, baluchistan they make halva from aloevera during winter season.

Dr. J. T. Contractor: Put aloe vera in larva mosquitos containing water & find no larva no mosquitos it's a larvisidal

Satyen: One entrepreneur of ahmedabad has also made wine from aloevera

Supra16: Alovera gives very good result when applied on hair

Harsh Rathod: Yoga pulp is a juice brand and is now becoming famous. It contains pulp of aloe vera blended with different flavours. Worth tasting....

Vd. Dhruti Kagrana: Latin name-  Aloe barbadensis Mill., Aloe indica, Aloe chinensis, Family Name- LILIACEAE, Names in different languages: Gujarati name- Kuvarpathu, Hindi name- Gheekuvar, English Name- Indian Aloe, Telugu Name- Kalabanda, Kannada name- Lolisara, Lolesara, Malayalam Name- Kumari, Kattar Vazha, Tamil Name- Kathaazhai, Bengali Name – Ghrita Kumari, Sanskrit Synonyms- Aloe vera is called as Kumari in Sanskrit. Kumari refers to a young girl. This name has two derivations. It is used in diseases of young girls, like pimples and menstrual problems. The plant is beautiful and looks young even after it grows old. Gruha Kanya, Sthula dala, Dirgha patra, Gandala. Ambudhisrava, Vipulasrava – Having profuse gel in the leaves. Maataa – it is like a mother to the patient. Deerghapatrika – Having long leaves…..Ghrita Kumarika – leaf having slimy pulp similar to ghee. Amara, Ajara – Has rejuvenating and anti aging properties. chemical constituents: Aloe- Emodin, aloctin A(Glycoprotein), Aloenin(bitter Glucoside), barbaloin, Chrysophanol Glycoside; Galactose, Mannose, Aldopentose, Aloesin, Aloeesone, b-sitosterol, Alocutin A & B etc. (Reference: Illustrated Dravyaguna VIjnana, Vol. II, by Dr JLN Shastry) medicinal properties: Rasa (taste) – Tikta (bitter), Guna (qualities) – Guru (heaviness), Snigdha (oily, unctuous), Picchila (sticky, slimy), Vipaka- Katu – Undergoes pungent taste conversion after digestion. Veerya – Sheeta – Cold potency, Effect on Tridosha – Balances all the three Doshas. Part Used- Leaves, Dosage- Patra swarasa 10-20 ml uses: Bhedani – Useful in constipation, Krumighna– useful in worms., Pleehahara – useful in spleen disorders, splenomegaly, Yakrut Vruddhihara – useful in hepatitis, hepatomegaly, Granthihara – useful in small tumors, fibroids, lymphadenitis, Agnidagdha – useful in treating burn wounds, Visphotahara – relieves boils, blisters, Raktapittahara – Useful in bleeding disorders such as nasal bleeding, heavy periods, etc, Tvak Roga – useful in skin disorders, psoriasis., Chakshushya – improves vision, good for eyes, useful in eye disorders, Vishahara – Anti toxic, Vatahara – useful in treating disorders of Vata Dosha imbalance  such as neuralgia, paralysis, constipation, bloating, etc, Balya – improves strength and immunity, Vrushya – aphrodisiac, improves vigor, Rasayana – anti aging, causes cell and tissue rejuvenation. Yoga:- Kumaryaasava, Raja pravartini vati etc....

Shri Minoo parabia: Comprehensive review Dr. Dhruti. Appreciable, We have two major species in Gujarat.  Aloe barbadense, Aloe chinensis. Later is not bitter and known as Mitho kuwar, grown in kachchh. Simple recipe for making health drink. Scoop gel from leaves with the help of spoon.  Add equal amount of preboiled water. Add sugar. 900g/liter of water. Boil till sugar dissolves.  Add one pack of Rasna sherbet maker. Filter and bottle.   Aloe is contraindicated for those, who is suffering with bleeding tendency.  I believe, it has blood thinning property. Of course need research before making statement. Will be happy to know from experts. Most of marketed drinks are 7 to 10%. Whereas this is 50%.

Dr Feroz Khan: When swelling is there after falling or contusion its warm pulp mixed with turmeric can be used with good result specially in children (locally).

Bunty Gandhi: Aloevera : Besides its local application on small burns, sunburns, wound healer, scars, dry skin conditions which are gen'ly quite known ,dhrutkumari  is very useful in menstrual flow probs and uterine cleanser in form of shashtrokt medicines like rajahpravartini vati, kumariasava..

Baroda Zehra Torabally: I have planted Aloe veras in my garden which I bought in nuseries nearby and was scraping off the gel and mixing it with honey and eating it everyday as a cure for constipation.  It seemed to work in the beginning but I noticed weight gain and harder stools.  I then found out that there are more than 100 species if Aloe Vera and it is difficult to know the properties without proper knowledge.  I stopped the home care and started taking supplemented Aloe Vera capsules at night and its working.  Any thoughts on this?

Dr. Meghdoot Satvekar: Aloe Vera, or Ghrita Kumari in Sanskrit , their are many species , Aloe vera Barbadenis is used in medicinal use . External use- The healing effect of aloe results from its ability to prevent injury to epithelial tissues, and promote healing of injured tissues. one of the main applications of aloe vera is to soothe a variety of skin ailments such as mild cuts, insect stings, bruises, poison ivy and eczema. It also has antibacterial and antifungal qualities, and increases blood flow to wounded areas. In addition, aloe vera stimulates fibroblasts, the skin cells responsible for wound healing and the manufacture of collagen, the protein that controls the aging process of the skin and wrinkling.  Mild sunburn: Mix 70% aloe vera gel and 30% bentonite clay. Apply paste on affected areas and wash it off after 15 minutes. Internal use - When taken internally, aloe vera juice aids the digestion and absorption of nutrients, helps control blood sugar, increases energy production, promotes cardiovascular health, improves liver function, and boosts the immune system.  Skin problems: Since aloe vera purifies the body and aids liver function, it is beneficial for the skin when taken internally. Take 1-2 teaspoons fresh aloe gel daily for young and healthy skin. Pregnant women and children under five should not take aloe vera internally.
Dr. J. T. Contractor: Dehydrated aloevera is powdered,sprinkled as a preservative, if bottled mineral water to b added wth this powder can b stored naturally instead using harmful chemicals preservatives, also could b used for canned foods preservation

Vd. Manali Davra: Dandruff (seborrheic dermatitis):-  applying aloe twice daily for 4-6 weeks improves dandruff. Ulcerative colitis:-  some people with mild to moderate ulcerative colitis who take aloe gel by mouth for 4 weeks have significantly reduced symptoms. Pt. Should take gel under observation by physian bcz it leads to side effects like abdominal pain, crams etc... Wound healing:- aloe works to improve wound healing. Some research shows that applying an aloe gel product (Carrington Dermal Wound Gel) to surgical wounds might actually delay wound healing. But other research using a different form of aloe cream applied to hemorrhoid-related wounds shows that aloe might improve wound healing and provide some pain relief.

Dr. Meghdoot Satvekar: Special Precautions & Warnings: Pregnancy or breast-feeding: Aloe -- either gel or latex -- is POSSIBLY UNSAFE when taken by mouth. There is a report that aloe was associated with miscarriage. It could also be a risk for birth defects. Do not take aloe by mouth if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Children: Aloe is POSSIBLY UNSAFE for children when taken by mouth. Children younger than 12 years old may experience abdominal pain, cramps, and diarrhea. Diabetes: Some research suggests aloe might lower blood sugar. If you take aloe by mouth and you have diabetes, monitor your blood sugar levels closely. Intestinal conditions such as Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, or obstruction: Do not take aloe latex if you have any of these conditions. Aloe latex is a bowel irritant. Remember, products made from whole aloe leaves will contain some aloe latex. Hemorrhoids: Do not take aloe latex if you have hemorrhoids. It could make the condition worse. Remember, products made from whole aloe leaves will contain some aloe latex. Kidney problems: High doses of aloe latex have been linked to kidney failure and other serious conditions. Surgery: Aloe might affect blood sugar levels and could interfere with blood sugar control during and after surgery. Stop taking aloe at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.

Dr. Suyog Kulkarni: I give Bhavana of aloe vera juice while preparing Arogyavardhini. I heard aloe vera is a natural source of lead. Is it true ?

Vd. Dhruti Nirav Bhatt: Aloevera pulp apply on hair with Hibiscus flower (jasud) paste, methika paste, and after 10 minutes  wash it it will useful like conditioner and hair fall treatment. Aloevera pulp can mix with hairpack or Mehndi for conditioner.  Burns: immediate application of Aloevera pulp is very useful. also u can apply before and after going outside in hotdays as sunscreen lotion  Digestion: Aloevera juice or 'Aloevera Aachar' is benificial in constipation according to Ayurved its more benificial in Menstrual disorders

 Germany Martina Kobs: AV is very good for skin, especially sunburn
Argentina Dr Nadia Canadas: Rosacea
Germany Rabia: Aloe vera in the condition of itchiness and heat rashes..ghamoria does a very good job….Personally I have experienced since coz of liver cirrhosis, I have very itchi skin specially in feet. Layer of av gel helps sooth the itchiness Temporarily though. I have very bad experience with aloevera juice.  My sister drank some of the pure av juice I bought from patanjali. She took it first and I was waiting to ask my doc before taking it during precise medication. Just one day of dose she took and next morningshe had blisters all over her back Face skin was dry and cracked. I put bio oil on her face which made it normal within hours.. And back took around 5-6 days to go back to normal So that was wierd 😁
Spain Maren: How to apply av for the cure of rosacea? Just put the gel during sleeping? For how long if rosacea exist over years (more than ten or so..)
Deepak Tamboli: It is heard that pulp of fresh aloevera is useful in fissure n piles
Vd. Sureshbhai Chavda: aloevera use  in pcod and irreguler mc  and allso useful in c onstipation

Colombia Enrique Jorge Galindo Bogota: Applying the gel locally, it is capable of preventing and promoting the disappearance of blisters. Local application of aloe vera (sabila) is good on varicose veins. Combats skin irritations The pulp of the aloe vera relieves itching and peaks caused by bites of insects, jellyfish, or even nettles.  For cases of conjunctivitis. It is used for ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome and even Crohn s disease.  Its healing effects is very effective to remove or blur other marks on the skin, for example, stretch marks and scars.

Nimish Shah: One glass of alovera  just one glass of juice will have immediate effects on your skin, as Aloe Vera contains collagen, which prevents aging and repairs skin. This bitter gel is also great for burns and cuts.

Dr. Ravindra Upadhyay: Aloe vera or. Kumari, is useful in detoxifying the body by correcting metabollism, Weakeing of. digestive fire is. overcome, in female it is used for. regularising menstrual cycle. pts having. hepatitis are given once samavastha is overcome by giving trikatu with pinch of saindhav, added with. lime juice, likewise thrice a day for 8 to 10 days. Followed by Kumariasav.

Vd Ami Mehta: Aloe vera is good in burns, after burning used aloe vera gel for local application.  It's good for burning sensation & also remove burn scar.
Dr. Priti Vikas Agrawal: But instead of alovera gel ,can v used ral no malam on burns .?  I used aloevera gel in hair falling dandruff ithcy skin

Dr. Ravindra Upadhyay: yes you can, while treating burns, cleanliness, aseptic precautions are of utmost importance

Vd. Rajal shukla: Yes Ral malam and Chandan lep also good

Dr. Ravindra Upadhyay: for instant use in burns pure. ghee can be. applied,  shatadhauta. ghruta cam be applied

Vd Pranjlin Kavar: In MD my thesis topic was aloe Vera gel with special reference to pimples.... I have got excellent results of the gel.

Germany Martina Kobs: It works very well for burns. Used it several times in this case. Or ghee

Dr. Sheetal Sumra: For dry skin : some fresh aloe vera plus pinch of turmeric, teaspoon of honey, teaspoon of milk,  blend it into paste. Apply it and leave it on for 20mins And then wash

Dr. P. A. Deshpande: Aloe Vera oil is prepared by boiling 5 litres aloe Vera juice and 1 liter til oil till water contents ate totally evaporated. This oil is very helpful for body massage and matra basti….Aloe Vera oil and gel is highly effective in treatment of psoriasis……..Aloe Vera powder or tablet are also useful for digestive disorders and allergy

Binduben Jayeshbhai: Did aloe vera is useful to remove dark circle?please give me advice

Argentina Ricardo: aloe vera does not have the same effect when it is harvested from day or night

Vd. Gurumahantesh: Doubt While taking the juice of aloe Vera whether we should consider the leaves which are yellow or green  ???

Dr. Prerak Shah: Should we use plain fresh pulp of kumari - direct from leaves or first boil the leaves to peel off and then use it? does it make any change?

Vd. Gurumahantesh: Some say it you use green one's it is good and yellow it becomes toxic, ??? True or false???

Dr. Amal JP: Aloe Vera for CANCER: - Ingredients 1) Aloe Vera - 2-3   leaves (remove the throne and make it into small pieces) 2) Honey- 1/2 kg 3) Alcohol - 4 tsp (brandy/whiskey) Mix the above ingredients and kept in refrigerator cold atmosphere  Take 1 tsp thrice a day 15 minutes before meals for 10 days and take 20 days gap again take it for 10 days likewise repeat it

Vd Pranjlin Kavar: There are two different qualities in aloe Vera. Pulp is sheet virya while green pulp is ushna virya, which is contain aloin. Only pulp is useful for cosmetic purposes while aloin is useful as Liver tonic as well as Aartavjanan.

Dr Jaydeep: Few aloe vera leaves or aloe vera leaves in some season contain yellow latex which can b seen while peeling. It is berberin which can produce colicky pain and purgation. So if we soak the pulp in water , the berberin get diluted in water and then after we can use the pulp for internal use to avoid adverse effect of high level of yellow latex .

Vd. Kinjal Patel: Aloe vera ocal application for skin diseases like eczema, ringworm,psoriasis For relief itching pain burning sensation? How make it??

Prof. Siddharth Panchal: Actually I have done many surveys on aloe and all of them infer that the best aloe is Aloe berbendensis

Dr. Sujata Vaidya: Please give image of different aloe Vera. With which is safe and recommend for consumption.

Dr. Prerak Shah: I use aloevera fresh pulp + turmeric powder in high WBC count...it helps me to reduce it……. Should we use plain fresh pulp of kumari - direct from leaves or first boil the leaves to peel off and then use it? does it make any change?

Shri Minoo parabia: Fresh pulp is scooped with spoon. This can be used as such For scooping cut it open lengthwise and keep in a dish.

Dr Dipak Shirude: What may be the role of aloe pulp in hepatitis b and liver cirrhosis / shrunken liver ?  Any experience ? Please share.

Anand Javeri: Nice tips on memory Aartiben.  1 confusion : ghee to be massaged on head or forehead?

Baroda Arti parimal: On scalp

Shri Minoo parabia: Role don't know but Aliyo (aloe! ) or socotrine, the dried extract of Aloe is also an age old drug used in India as the traditional medicine. Even for infants Aloe was considered good. Uses are mostly covered above. It is believed to be the liver tonic. Hepatoguard!

Vd. Milan Prajapati: One company made aloe vera tooth gel which is also helpful in burns, scar and in headache also

Dr. P. A. Deshpande: For  skin diseases aloevera oil prepare from  castor oil is  very  useful. Take  5ltr. Of aleovera juice and 1ltr of castor oil  50 gms camphor boil till full water contents are evaporated.At this stage it will be a thick paste.Clean the skin  surface by water containing turmeric powder.Take surgical  cotton ( not cloth) soak it in this paste squeeze out excess quantity and apply on affected area.Tie it with surgical cotton and keep it for 8 hrs. then  remove.If cold therapy with icepack is used results are very fast. In Psoriasis apply on the affected areas gently massage to absorb do it 4 to 5 times a day. Every time spung skin with a mixture of sodium bicarbonate 1/4th teaspoon, 1/2tsp magnesium sulphate and1/2 tsp coconut oil blend it in 200cc of cold water. Soak Turkish napkin in this emulsion  and sponge the 4 to 5 time aday before applying aleovera on skin. Important to get good success clean digestive tract by colon cleansing. Orally raw banana powder should be taken 5gms 3 times a day before food.Diet change is also essential.80% fruits and vegetables and 20% carbohydrates.Sufficient exercise and yoga has no option.


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