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Journal : HortFlora Research Spectrum
Volume : Volume 7, Issue 2: June 2018
Page (s) : 121-125
Date of Publication
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Article Type : Review Article
Online : 09-Jul-2018
Cultivation, Production and Utilization of Aloe –A Wonder Plant in Mid-Hill Conditions of Himachal Pradesh
Anita Singh*, R. K. Singh and Vineeta Singh
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Aloe barbedensis Miller or Aloe vera Linn. is a succulent plant of family Liliaceae with its origin in African continent. Ancient records show that the benefits of Aloe vera have been known for centuries with its therapeutic advantages and healing properties. Many ancient works including the Bible refer to the use of Aloe. It is grown in many parts of the world with warm climate. It grows mainly in the dry region of Africa, Asia, Europe and America. In India it is found in Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu. Its uses are multiple and undoubtedly the nature’s gift to humanity. It is commonly known as “Ghrit Kumari”. Its leaves have a high capacity of retaining water even in warm and dry climates and therefore this plant can survive for longer period of drought and harsh circumstances where most of the vegetation disappear. When a leaf is cut, a yellow-orange coloured sap drips from the open end; as a drink this bitter sap has a very strong laxative effect. A “stabilized” product is incorporated in a wide variety of preparations of commerce.

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Singh A., Singh R.K. and Singh V. (2018). Cultivation, production and utilization of Aloe-A wonder plant in mid-hill conditions of Himachal Pradesh. HortFlora Res. Spectrum, 7(2) : 121-125.
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