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Ethno-medicinal potentials and phytochemical properties of aloe vera: A review

Alara, John Adewole and Alara, Oluwaseun Ruth (2019) Ethno-medicinal potentials and phytochemical properties of aloe vera: A review. Journal of Chemical Engineering and Industrial Biotechnology (JCEIB), 5 (5). pp. 57-73. ISSN 0126-8139

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Aloe vera is a perennial ethno-medicinal potential plant with a xerophytic characteristic, but not a cactus. It has a famous history owing to its phytopharmaceutical properties and this had made it useful in the pharmaceutical, cosmetic and food industries. Studies had shown the positive effects of its extract against bacteria, fungi, virus and parasitic organisms. The phytochemical properties of A. vera have been exploited for various economic and commercial purposes. This review contributes literature on the bioactive potential composition, processing and the pharmaceutical potential uses, an adverse side-effect that might spring up in case of over dosage and important safety precautions are summarized. More scientific innovations and developments in the aspect of analytical chemistry are on the way to provide more acceptable, purified chemical characterization of A. vera using sophisticated laboratory equipment and machines.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aloe Vera; Pharmacological Properties; Composition; Phytochemical
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Chemical & Natural Resources Engineering
Institute of Postgraduate Studies
Depositing User: Pn. Hazlinda Abd Rahman
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2019 08:12
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2020 07:53
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