Iraqi Journal of Medical Sciences

Vol. 21 Issue 2 July - December / 2023
Published on website | Date : 2023-12-05 11:01:06

Components of Aloe vera, Therapeutic Uses and Biological Effect in The Human: A Review

Hiba S. Jassim


The oldest known medicinal plant, Aloe vera, is the ideal dietary supplement because it contains high levels of minerals and vitamins. Because of its antibacterial and antifungal properties, Aloe vera can also be used to restore the micro flora in the digestive tract, clean the liver and spleen, and strengthen the immune system. As a result, Aloe vera, is analgesic, antibacterial, anti-diabetic, and antioxidant characteristics, is utilized widely as a medicinal agent for its therapeutic, immune-regulatory, and neuroprotective effects around the world.
Aloe leaves can be broken down into two basic components: the tasteless, colorless gel that is found inside the leaf and the latex a bitter yellow liquid that is located beneath the leaf's epidermis. The parenchymal tissues of the plant's leaves are separated from the gel or juice, which is a transparent, viscous substance. The second component, yellow sap or latex, is an active cathartic medicinal compound known as aloe that is found in the per cyclic tubule cells. They both contain a range of biologically active substances.
Aloe is a plant that is used commercially to make pills, sprays, ointments, lotions, liquids, beverages, jellies, and creams.
The purpose of this article was to review the available literature and information on the health benefits of Aloe vera and its Products.
Keywords: Aloe Vera, mineral composition, anti-inflammatory, advantages in health, medicinal properties
Citation: Jassim HS. Components of Aloe vera, therapeutic uses and biological effect in the human: A review. Iraqi JMS. 2023; 21(2): 154-160. doi: 10.22578/IJMS.21.2.1