Aloe is one of the great healing agents among the herbs. Cleans out the colon. Helps any kind of sores externally, excellent for kitchen or minor burns and for piles.
It contains enzymes, polysaccharides and nutrients which exhibit antibacterial and antifungal action. It also has a natural sunscreen effect that moisturizes the skin. Its principal constituents are the leaves that contain barbaloin, chrysophanol glycoside and the aglycone, aloe-emodin. The leaf juice forms the main source of the drug. Aloes have long been in use for a host of diseases, particularly those connected with the digestive system; they have also been used for wounds, burns, dermatitis, cutaneous leishmaniasis and other skin troubles. It is used in eye troubles, spleen and liver ailments. Kumari is also known to relieve dysmenorrhoea in young women by expelling uterine debris.