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Aloe vera: a valuable multifunctional cosmetic ingredient.

  title={Aloe vera: a valuable multifunctional cosmetic ingredient.},
  author={Gauri Basmatker and Neha Jais and Farhat S. Daud},
  journal={International Journal of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants},
The Aloe vera plant (botanical name- Aloe barbadensis Mill.)has been known and used for centuries for its health, beauty, medicinal and skin care properties. It belongs to Asphodelaceae (Liliaceae) family, and is a shrubby or arbores- cent, perennial, xerophytic, succulent, pea- green color plant. The use of Aloe vera has increased tremendously in the field of cosmetology and a wide variety of products contain Aloe vera in one form or other for delivering a specific activity. Aloe vera con… 

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