Aloe vera

Benefits

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

Aloe Vera


Aloe barbadensis

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.

Anticoccidiosis
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

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