[Mechanisms of therapeutic action of aloe]

Wiad Lek. 2015;68(2):168-72.
[Article in Polish]


Genus Aloe was traditionally applied for the medicinal practice over thousands of years and used for treatment of wide range of medical indication from stomach disorders to cancer. Fresh leaves of aloe contain various groups of chemical compounds such as: glycoproteins, polysaccharides, anthraquinone derivatives, vitamins, minerals, aminoacids and many others, which show multidirectional therapeutic action. These active components are responsible for immunomodulatory, antiinflammatory and antimicrobial effects of aloe Recent data confirmed that aloe possess a unique therapeutic profile and has positive potential for medical application.

Publication types

  • English Abstract
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aloe*
  • Anti-Infective Agents / pharmacology*
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents / pharmacology*
  • Humans
  • Immunologic Factors / pharmacology*
  • Phytotherapy*
  • Plant Leaves*


  • Anti-Infective Agents
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents
  • Immunologic Factors