Kumari means "a young virgin girl," and Ghrita Kumari is said to be one of the best herbs for maintaining the health of the female reproductive system. It is cooling and sweet, astringent, bitter, and pungent. It is taken internally as a fresh juice or a concentrated gel. Care should be taken to identify aloe species before internal consumption because some species are extremely toxic. It has emmenagogue and laxative qualities. For stimulating menstrual flow it can be combined with mushta and saffron. As a laxative it combines well with ginger. It works well to remove acid reflux and heart burn. It is great for cleansing the liver for which it combines well with turmeric. It is also used topically for cuts, burns, rashes, and insect bites. It soothes pain as it revitalizes damaged tissue. It is specific for sunburns. It is good to keep an aloe plant growing in your home. Like Tulasi it is said to purify the environment in which the plant is grown. It is suitable for growing in temples and healing centers because the plant takes negative energies out of the atmosphere and transforms them to positive energies.