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Aloe vera for human nutrition, health and cosmetic use -A review


Urvashi Nandal and Raju Lal Bhardwaj*

Aloe vera is a wonder plant with numerous health benefits. It acts as a natural fighter against all sorts of infection, an efficient anti-oxidant, helps in treating all digestion related problems, heartburn, arthritis, stress, diabetes, rheumatic pain, asthma, cancer and AIDS. It also acts as a laxative, beauty enhancer and has an effect on lowering blood sugar levels in diabetics. When taken internally works on congestion, intestinal worms, indigestion, stomach ulcers, colitis, hemorrhoids, liver problems such as cirrhosis and hepatitis, kidney infections, urinary tract infections, prostate problems and acts as a general detoxifier. Aloe has been proved to be a plant of amazing medicinal properties by researchers. The medicinal value of the plant is in its gel like pulp obtained by peeling its leaves which has been recognized since centuries. Its juice has cooling properties, is anabolic in action, a fighter of �?¢�?�?��?�?pitta�?¢�?�?��?�?�, storehouse of phytochemicals and guards against fever, skin diseases, burns, ulcers, boils eruptions etc. Commercially, Aloe can be found in pills, sprays, ointments, lotions, liquids, drinks, jellies, and creams, to name a few of the thousands of products available. In the present scenario, the Aloe industry is blooming but the consumers are misguided leading to unfavourable outcome. So, there is an urgent need to educate about the importance of Aloe vera for human race and popularize it for greater interest.

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