Research Biotica, Volume 3, Issue 2 : 88-93. Doi : 10.54083/ResBio/3.2.2021.88-93
Review Article

Published on : 20-Apr-2021

Therapeutic and Medicinal Properties of “The Silent Healer” Aloe vera (Aloe barbadensis Miller): A Systematic Review

  • Harshavardhan M.
  • Dept. of Horticulture, College of Horticulture, University of Horticultural Sciences, Bagalkot, Sirsi, Karnataka (581 402), India

Abstract

The medicinal plants are widely recommended worldwide by the traditional and modern medical practitioners for curing various diseases of patients. Aloe vera is well known for its considerable medicinal properties. Aloe is widely used in wound healing, treating burns, minimizing frost bite damage, protection against skin damage from X-rays, lung cancer, intestinal problems, increasing High Density Lipoprotein (HDL), reducing Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL), reducing blood sugar in Diabetics, fighting against Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), allergies and improving immune system. Aloe is used in traditional Indian medicine for constipation, colic, skin diseases, worm infestation, and infections. It is found in variety of commercial products such as, pills, sprays, ointments, lotions, liquids, drinks, jellies and creams. All these uses associated with Aloe vera have been attributed to the polysaccharides contained in the gel of the leaves. The chemistry of the plant has revealed that there are more than 200 different biologically active substances.

Keywords

Aloe vera, Constituents, Medicinal properties, Therapeutic uses

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