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Ashwini S. Jadhav*, Omkar A. Patil, Sampada V. Kadam, Dr. Mangesh A. Bhutkar

Sree Vidyanikethan College of Pharmacy, A. Rangampet, Tirupati-517102, Chittoor (Dist.), A.P., India.

* Corresponding Author E-mail: [email protected]

ABSTRACT:

Aloe vera has marvelous medicinal properties. Aloe vera is one of the most powerful and well –known medicinal plants .it has been used for more than 5000 years, and traces of it have been found in numerous civilizations. Today, it has a strong global reputation due to its widespread usage in cosmetics, particularly to treat burns and sunburn, to aid wound healing, and to fight against cell aging. Aloe vera plants also used as reinforces the immune system and improves blood circulation. The range of usage of Aloe vera is thus very blood even if it has very specific benefits for the skin. The plant Aloe vera is used in Ayurvedic, Homoeopathic and Allopathic streams of medicine, and not only tribal com-munity but also most of the people for food and medicine. The plant leaves contains numerous vitamins, minerals, en-zymes, amino acids, natural sugars and other bioactive compounds with emollient, purgative, antimicrobial, anti in-flammatory, anti-oxidant, aphrodisiac, anti-helmenthic, antifungal, antiseptic and cosmetic values for health care. This plant has potential to cure sunburns, burns and minor cuts, and even skin cancer.

KEYWORDS: Aloe vera; Antimicrobial; Therapeutic; Medicinal Uses; Cosmetic Application.

INTRODUCTION:

The name Aloe comes from the Arabic word alloeh meaning a shining bitter substance[1]. The botanical name of Aloe Vera is Aloe Barbadensis Miller. It belongs to the Liliaceae family, which has about 360 species. Aloe Vera is a cactus like plant that grows readily in hot and dry climate and currently, because of high demand, is cultivated in large quantities[2,3]. Aloe vera has properties which has many medicinal uses. It has been observed through research that taking Aloe vera...