Aloe vera

Benefits

  • Antimicrobial
  • Antibacterial
  • Antiviral
  • Wound-healing
  • Anticoccidial
  • Antioxidant
  • Anticancer
  • Anticoccidiosis
  • Antiinflammatory

Aloe Vera


Aloe barbadensis

Aloe vera provides an effective boost to the immune system, soothing anti-inflammatory effect on the GI tract, and is an excellent source of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. Aloe vera is one of the most commonly used medicinal plants, used in folk and traditional medicine for over 2000 years. A. vera is one of more than 400 species of Aloe belonging to Liliaceae family that originated in South Africa. A. vera is often referred to as the healing plant. It contains several biologically active constituents, including vitamins, minerals, polysaccharides, amino acids, anthraquinones, enzymes, lignins, saponins, and salicylic acids. Aloe vera can be given orally in the form of a gel or juice at the dose of 1 drop per 100 g body weight 3 to 6 times daily, or in the drinking water at the rate of 2 ml per 4 ounces drinking water.

Anticoccidial: A. vera has been proven to provide immunostimulatory and protective effects to chickens against Coccidiosis.

Antimicrobial: A. vera can assist in inhibiting the growth of Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Salmonella typhi.

Wound-healing: Polysaccharides from A. vera help to promote the proliferation of fibroblasts and production of hyaluronic acid and hydroxyproline, which are important components involved in extracellular matrix remodeling during wound healing.

References

Mountain Rose Herbs