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Chemical Composition, Antioxidants and Phenolic Contents of Aloe vera: Using as a Medicinal Purpose against Various Diseases

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Waseem Khalid, Muhammad Farhan, Muhammad Adnan Arif, Muhammad Rehan, Ayesha Jabeen, Muhammad Zubair Khalid, Syed Ali Ur Rehman Siddiqui, Muhammad Abdul Rahim, Muhammad Rizwan, Muhammad Mudassar Bashir, Fareed Afzal, Iqra Masood, Afifa Aziz

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Int. J. Biosci.17( 5), 143-151, November 2020

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/17.5.143-151


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Aloe barbadensis Mill. is the botanical name of Aloe vera, which belongs to the Liliaceae family. It is used for medicinal purposes and contains a high range of beneficial nutrients. It is a rich source of carbohydrates, antioxidants and phenolic compounds that work to enhance immunity and prevent various diseases. More than 300 species of aloe vera have been reported, of which 4 or 5 are mostly used for medicinal purposes. Aloe vera leaf contains 75 different compounds and each has remedial properties. These include lignin, saponins, anthraquinone, various minerals, vitamins amino acids enzymes and sugars. Aloe vera is used medicinally to treat several diseases such as wound healing, inflammatory, diabetic, laxative effects and also reduce the risk of cancer and hepatitis. The present review examines the nutritional and medicinal properties of Aloe vera.


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Chemical Composition, Antioxidants and Phenolic Contents of Aloe vera: Using as a Medicinal Purpose against Various Diseases

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