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Therapeutic and Medicinal Uses of Aloe vera: A Review

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The plant Aloe vera is used in Ayurvedic, Homoeopathic and Allopathic streams of medicine, and not only tribal community but also most of the people for food and medicine. The plant leaves contains numerous vitamins, minerals, enzymes, amino acids, natural sugars and other bioactive compounds with emollient, purgative, anti-microbial, anti inflammatory, antioxidant, aphrodisiac, anti-helmenthic, antifungal, antiseptic and cosmetic values for health care. This plant has potential to cure sunburns, burns and minor cuts, and even skin cancer. The external use in cosmetic primarily acts as skin healer and prevents injury of epithelial tissues, cures acne and gives a youthful glow to skin, also acts as extremely powerful laxative.

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P. Sahu, D. Giri, R. Singh, P. Pandey, S. Gupta, A. Shrivastava, A. Kumar and K. Pandey, "Therapeutic and Medicinal Uses of Aloe vera: A Review," Pharmacology & Pharmacy, Vol. 4 No. 8, 2013, pp. 599-610. doi: 10.4236/pp.2013.48086.

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