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Aloe vera: A short review  [cached]
Surjushe Amar,Vasani Resham,Saple D
Indian Journal of Dermatology , 2008,
Abstract: Aloe vera is a natural product that is now a day frequently used in the field of cosmetology. Though there are various indications for its use, controlled trials are needed to determine its real efficacy. The aloe vera plant, its properties, mechanism of action and clinical uses are briefly reviewed in this article.
Aloe Vera and its uses in Dentistry  [PDF]
Renu Tanwar,Jyoti Gupta,Sheikh Asif,Rajneesh Panwar
Indian Journal of Dental Advancements , 2011, DOI: 10.5866/3.4.658
Abstract: The Egyptians called Aloe the "Plant of Immortality" because it can live and even bloom without soil. Aloe has been used medicinally since at least the first century C.E. and continues to be used extensively worldwide.History of use of aloe vera in medicine , active ingredients , mechanism of action , clinical uses related to dentistry and possible side effects are brie?y reviewed in this article
Aloe vera: A valuable multifunctional cosmetic ingredient  [PDF]
International Journal of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants , 2011,
Abstract: The Aloe vera plant (botanical name- Aloe barbadensis Mill.) has been known and used for centuries for its health, beauty, medicinal and skin care properties. It belongs to Asphodelaceae (Liliaceae) family, and is a shrubby or arborescent, perennial, xerophytic, succulent, pea- green color plant. The use of Aloe vera has increased tremendously in the field of cosmetology and a wide variety of products contain Aloe vera in one form or other for delivering a specific activity. Aloe vera contains 75 potentially active constituents: vitamins, enzymes, minerals, sugars, lignin, saponins, salicylic acids and amino acids, which are responsible for the multifunctional activity of Aloe. Various cosmetic uses of aloe are reviewed in this article.
Aloe vera: Plant of Immortality  [PDF]
Sikarwar Mukesh. S.,Patil M. B.,,Bhat Vishnu,Sharma Shalini
International Journal of Pharma Sciences and Research , 2010,
Abstract: The Egyptians called Aloe the “Plant of Immortality” because it can live and even bloom without soil. Aloe has been used medicinally since at least the first century C.E. and continues to be used extensively worldwide.
Aloe Vera and Infected Leg Ulcers  [cached]
Asima Banu,Sathyanarayana B C,Goura Chattannavar
Australasian Medical Journal , 2012,
Abstract: Background Infected leg ulcers are major health problems resulting in morbidity and disability and are usually chronic and refractory to antimicrobial treatment. Aims The present study is aimed at determining the bacteria involved in leg ulcers and their resistance patterns to commonly used antibiotics as well as to determine whether Aloe Vera has antibacterial activity against multi-drug resistant organisms and promotes wound healing. Method A total of 30 cases with leg ulcers infected with multi-drug resistant organisms were treated with topical aloe vera gel and 30 age and sex-matched controls were treated with topical antibiotics. Culture and sensitivity was done from the wounds on alternate days and the ulcer was clinically and microbiologically assessed after 10 days. The results were compiled and statistically analysed. Results Cultures of the study group who were using aloe vera dressings showed no growth by the fifth day in 10 (33.3%) cases, seventh day in another 16 (53.3%) and ninth day in two of the remaining four cases (6.7%) while in two (6.7%) cases there was no decrease in the bacterial count. This means that of the 30 cases, 28 showed no growth by the end of 11 days while two cases showed no decrease in bacterial count. Growth of bacteria in study group is decreased from 100% (30 cases) to 6.7% (2 cases) by day 11 with P
Aloe vera in White Leghorn Layer Diet  [PDF]
M. Moorthy,C. Mehala,S. Saravanan,S.C. Edwin
International Journal of Poultry Science , 2009,
Abstract: Two hundred and eighty commercial layer chicks belonging to single hatch were purchased from local hatchery, wing banded, weighed and randomly allotted into four treatment groups with four replicates of ten chicks each. The chicks were reared in cages in a gable roofed, open sided house. All the chicks were provided with uniform floor, feeder and waterer space and were reared under standard management conditions throughout the experimental period. Treatment groups were T1- control; T2-0.1% aloe vera powder; T3-0.1% aloe vera + 0.1% Curcuma longa powder and T4-0.1% of aloe vera and 0.1% of probiotic powder There was significant (p<0.05) difference in hen housed egg production, feed conversion ratio and return over feed cost in one percent aloe vera fed group compared to other treatment groups. No significant difference was observed in feed consumption, percent hen day egg production and percent broken eggs. It can be concluded that inclusion of 0.1 percent aloe vera in White Leghorn diet is economical compared to its combination with turmeric and probiotic at 0.1 percent level.
Prevention of tri-nitrobenzene of sulfonic acid-induced colitis in chicken by using extract of Aloe vera  [cached]
Motamed Elsayed Mahmoud,Khaled M. A. Hassanein
Veterinary World , 2012, DOI: 10.5455/vetworld.2012.469-476
Abstract: Aim: Aloe vera, species of succulent plant in the genus Aloe, has multiple clinical activities and used routinely to accelerate wound healing. The present study was designed to investigate the anti-inflammatory effect of Aloe vera extracts (AVE) in vitro and in vivo. Materials and Methods: The effect of crude AVE on inducible nitric oxide production by LPS/IFNg-stimulated cultured macrophages was evaluated. The therapeutic effect of administering crude Aloe vera extracts (100 mg/kg b.w.) on the development of tri-nitrobenzene of sulfonic acid (TNBS)-induced colitis (40 mg/kg b. w.) in chicken was also investigated. Chicken is a valuable model for this purpose because it showed preference to bitter taste of Aloe vera. Diverse clinical pictures of the colitis including weight loss, diarrhea and histopathological changes were evaluated. Results: Nitrite production by LPS/IFNg-stimulated macrophages was maximally reduced by adding of AVE (100 μg/ml). This result suggests a direct inhibitory effect of AVE on the inflammatory cells. Chicks treated orally with AVE showed improvement of the histological signs with no inflammatory cell infiltrates and reduction of myeloperoxidase (MPO) activities when compared with colitis control group. AVE pretreatment ameliorated significantly the clinical and histopathological severity of the TNBS-induced colitis; decreased body weight loss and diarrhea and increased survival. Conclusion: It was concluded that oral administration of AVE represents a valuable therapeutic approach for the treatment of colitis in chicken. [Vet. World 2012; 5(8.000): 469-476]
Fungi associated with base rot disease of aloe vera (Aloe barbadensis)
SM Ayodele, EM Ilondu
African Journal of Biotechnology , 2008,
Abstract: Fungi associated with base rot disease of Aloe vera (syn. Aloe barbadensis) were investigated in Niger Delta Area of Nigeria. Fungi and their percentage frequency were Aspergillus verocosa 28.03%, Fusarium oxysporium 24.24%, Plectosphaerella cucumerina 16.67%, Mammeria ehinobotryoides 15.91% and Torula herbarium 15.15%. None of the fungi isolated have been previously reported on Aloe vera in Nigeria. In pathogenicity tests, the fungi isolated produced a variety of symptoms ranging from slowly progressive to rapidly progressive lesions leading to complete disintegration of the leaf bases of A. vera plants ten days after inoculation. P. cucumerina was the most aggressive rot –inducer which showed full base rot disease after 6 days of inoculation.
Investigation of In vitro Antimicrobial Activity of Aloe vera Juice
Suleyman Alemdar,Sema Agaoglu
Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances , 2012,
Abstract: This study was conducted to determine the antimicrobial activity of the Aloe vera juice against Gram-positive bacteria (Mycobacterium smegmatis, Staphylococcus aureus, Enterococcus faecalis, Micrococcus luteus and Bacillus sphericus), Gram-negative bacteria (Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Escherichia coli and Salmonella typhimurium) and Candida albicans as in vitro. The disc diffusion method was used to test the antimicrobial activity. The study showed that Aloe vera juice has antimicrobial activity against M. smegmatis, K. pneumoniae, E. faecalis, M. luteus, C. albicans and B. sphericus, but has no inhibitory effect against the other bacterial strains. The least inhibitory effect was found against M. luteus, while C. albicans was detected to be the most sensitive strain. As a result; the antibacterial activity of the tested plant juice was found effective mainly against the Gram-positive bacteria. This is important to use of Aloe vera for medication, cosmetic and food purposes.
Fast Dissolving Tablets of Aloe Vera Gel
J Madan, AK Sharma, R Singh
Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research , 2009,
Abstract: Purpose: The objective of this work was to prepare and evaluate fast dissolving tablets of the nutraceutical, freeze dried Aloe vera gel. Methods: Fast dissolving tablets of the nutraceutical, freeze-dried Aloe vera gel, were prepared by dry granulation method. The tablets were evaluated for crushing strength, disintegration time, wetting time, friability, drug content and drug release. A 32 full factorial design was applied to investigate the combined effect of two formulation variables - amounts of microcrystalline cellulose and mannitol. Results: The results of multiple regression analysis revealed that in order to obtain a fast dissolving tablet of the Aloe vera gel, an optimum concentration of mannitol and a higher content of microcrystalline cellulose should be used. A response surface plot was also provided to graphically represent the effect of the independent variables on the disintegration time and wetting time. The validity of the generated mathematical model was tested by preparing a check point batch. Conclusion: This investigation has demonstrated that satisfactory fast dissolving Aloe vera gel tablets can be formulated. It also showed the potential of experimental design in understanding the effect of formulation variables on the quality of fast dissolving tablets.
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