Aloe vera: Potential candidate in health management via modulation of biological activities

Pharmacogn Rev. Jul-Dec 2015;9(18):120-6. doi: 10.4103/0973-7847.162118.

Abstract

Treatment based on natural products is rapidly increasing worldwide due to the affordability and fewer side effects of such treatment. Various plants and the products derived from them are commonly used in primary health treatment, and they play a pivotal role in the treatment of diseases via modulation of biochemical and molecular pathways. Aloe vera, a succulent species, produces gel and latex, plays a therapeutic role in health management through antioxidant, antitumor, and anti-inflammatory activities, and also offers a suitable alternative approach for the treatment of various types of diseases. In this review, we summarize the possible mechanism of action and the therapeutic implications of Aloe vera in health maintenance based on its modulation of various biological activities.

Keywords: Aloe vera; Anti-inflammatotry effects biological activities; antimicrobial activities; antioxidant activities; antitumor activities.

Publication types

  • Review