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

@inproceedings{Urvashi2012AloeVF,
  title={Aloe vera for human nutrition, health and cosmetic use -A review},
  author={N Urvashi and Raju Lal Bhardwaj},
  year={2012}
}
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… 

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