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2018  |  Vol: 4(1)  |  Issue: 1(January-February)
Phytoconstituents and biological consequences of Aloe vera: A focused review

Bhuwanendra Singh1*, Rohit Mohan2 , Anand Maurya1, Gaurav Mishra1

1NKBR College of Pharmacy & Research Center, Phaphunda Meerut U.P, India.

2Department of Pharmacology Aryakul College of Pharmacy and Research, Lucknow. U.P, India

*Correspondence Author

Dr. Bhuwanendra Singh

Asociate  Professor (M. Pharm, Ph.D Pharmacognosy)

NKBR College of Pharmacy & Research Centre,Phaphunda, Meerut-245206

Utter Pradesh, India


Aloe vera (Aloe barbadensis Miller) is a perennial leaf succulent belonging to the Liliaceae family, and is called the silent healer. It is use as folk medicine, it is claimed that Aloe vera has wound and burn healing properties, and immunomodulatory effects. Also it is used in a commercial products because of these therapeutic attributes. It is being used as a whole extract, however, and the relationship between the components of the extract and its overall effect has not been elucidated. A precise understanding of the biologic activities of these is required to develop Aloe vera as a pharmaceutical source. Many attempts have been made to isolate single, biologically active components, to examine their effects, and clarify their functional mechanism. The present review focuses on the detailed composition of Aloe vera, its various phytocomponents having various biological properties that help to improve health and prevent disease conditions.

Keywords:  Aloe vera, Aloe emodin, biological properties, phytoconstituents

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