Aloevera Powder / Sothu Katralai :
Botanical Name : Aloe Vera
English Name : India Aloes
Tamil Name : சோத்துக் கற்றாழை / Sothu Katralai
Hindi Name : घृतकुमारी / Ghritkumari
Malayalam Name : കറ്റാർവാഴ / കുമാരി / Kattarvazha / Kumari
Telugu Name : కలబండ / Kalabanada
About Sothu Katralai (Indian Aloes / Aloe Vera) :-
Aloe vera is a stemless or very short-stemmed plant growing to 60–100 cm tall, spreading by offsets, sometimes described as a “wonder plant”. The leaves are thick and fleshy, green to grey-green, with some varieties showing white flecks on their upper and lower stem surfaces.The margin of the leaf is serrated and has small white teeth. The flowers are produced in summer on a spike up to 90 cm tall, each flower being pendulous, with a yellow tubular corolla 2–3 cm long.Aloe has been well known for centuries for its healing properties.
Aloe vera carries amazing medicinal properties useful in our day to day life. Sothu kathalai plant can be grown easily in garden or in a pot. As It is referred as a desert plant very less water is needed for its growth.
Internal Benefits of Sothu Katralai (Indian Aloes / Aloe Vera) :-
- It is an excellent natural antibiotic.
- It strengthens digestion, prevents the formation of gas and helps to improve large intestinal flora.
- It purifies the blood, aids digestion of protein and promotes proper metabolism in the body.
- It is also used in infection, arthritis, dysentery, jaundice and other liver problems.
- It is used to treat chest congestion, menstrual discomforts and many more ailments.
- It helps to Boosts weight loss and immunity.
- It is also extensively used in treating cough problem. Add a pinch or two of turmeric to warm milk to soothe respiratory.
External Benefits of Sothu Katralai (Indian Aloes / Aloe Vera) :-
- Skin Care.
How to consume Sothu Katralai (Indian Aloes / Aloe Vera) Internally :-
- Morning – Mix 5 gms of powder in 100 ml water, Boil the content for few minutes. once the water gets warm, filter the content and drink it before food. Repeat the same for Evening Dosage after dinner.
- Drink a half a cup of the clear gel at night on an empty stomach before going to bed. Within a few days, the stomach ulcer is gone.
How to Apply Sothu Katralai (Indian Aloes / Aloe Vera) Externally :-
- Add all the ingredients in a bowl, and mix till they form a paste.Apply the paste on your face and keep it on for 30 minutes.Rinse with cold water.