Nutraceutical and Medicinal Uses of Aloe Vera (Aloe barbadensis)

Uses of Aloe Vera


  • Madiha Khan Niazi The University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Usama Maooz Awan The University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Syed Zahoor-Ul-Hassan Zaidi Faculty of Eastern Medicine, Hamdard University, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Quratul Ain Shahid The University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Talha Ahmed Sialkot Medical College, Sialkot, Pakistan
  • Ayesha Aslam The University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Sahar Imran The University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Farooq Hassan Punjab Healthcare Commission, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Amjed Ismail Hamdard University, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Wajeeha Abid Karachi University, Karachi, Pakistan



Aloe Vera, Phytocomponents, Aloins, Health Benefits, Nutraceutical Potential


This article elucidates the medicinal and pharmacological properties of Aloe vera, a widely recognized plant that thrives in semi-arid climates found in tropical and subtropical areas. The potential medical, therapeutic, and nutritional nutraceutical applications of A. vera components are highlighted in this article. Plants are grown for their agricultural, medicinal, and decorative qualities when kept indoors in pots. Plants are an excellent source of chemical components that exhibit a broad range of biological functions. One of Aloe Vera's most bioactive polysaccharide, acemannane, is known to modulate immunity and have anti-cancer, anti-oxidant, bone-healing, neuroprotective, and intestinal health-promoting properties. Since the beginning of time, people have employed the mucilaginous gel created by the parenchymal cells in the aloe vera pulp for a number of therapeutic purposes. Aloe vera has been utilized as a nutraceutical for many years. This page highlights significant applications of A. vera components as medicines and therapeutic foods. Aloe vera gel showed the presence of over 200 phytochemicals. Aloe vera gel is taken from the plant's leaves, and the final goods must be stabilized and prepared using the proper processing methods.  


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DOI: 10.54393/df.v4i03.100
Published: 2023-12-31

How to Cite

Niazi, M. K., Maooz Awan, M. U., Zaidi, S. Z.-U.-H., Shahid, Q. A., Ahmed, T., Aslam, A., Imran, S., Hassan, F., Ismail, M. A., & Abid, W. (2023). Nutraceutical and Medicinal Uses of Aloe Vera (Aloe barbadensis) : Uses of Aloe Vera. DIET FACTOR (Journal of Nutritional and Food Sciences), 4(03), 38–41.


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