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Aloe vera: a wonder plant its history, cultivation and medicinal uses

@article{Manvitha2014AloeVA,
  title={Aloe vera: a wonder plant its history, cultivation and medicinal uses},
  author={Karkala Manvitha and Bhushan Bidya},
  journal={Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry},
  year={2014},
  volume={2},
  pages={85-88}
}
The purpose of this review is to discuss about the interesting History, Cultivation and medicinal uses of Aloe vera. Aloe vera is the oldest and the most applied medicinal plant worldwide. The Aloe vera plant is a member of lily plant known as Aloe barbadensis which is full of juice and closes similar to a cactus. Due to its cactus like feel, Aloe is often mistakenly called a "Desert Cacti". There are over 250 species of aloe grown around the world. However, only two species are grown today… Expand
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A detailed survey of the literature on aloe vera's traditional, phytochemical and pharmacological properties is given, effective in treating stomach ailments, gastrointestinal problems, skin diseases, constipation, radiation injury, wound healing, burns, dysentery, diarrhoea and in the treatment of skin diseases. Expand
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Aloe vera extract at the dose of 100 mg/kg was found to suppress delayed type hypersensitivity reaction induced by SRBCs in mice and demonstrates that A. vera triggers both specific and non-specific responses to a greater extent. Expand
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