John Goodyew translated first reference from term ‘Dioscorides Medical treatise De Materia Medica’ into English terminology as use of Aloe vera in A.D. 1655; moreover, in early 1800s it used as laxative whereas in the mid 1930s successful treatment was introduced for chronic and severe radiation dermatitis. Since, several cultures of the history have been showed impression of foot print for use of Aloe vera, major includes Greece, Egypt, India, Mexico, Japan and China. Egyptian queens Nefertiti and Cleopatra regularly involved it in their beauty regimes whereas Alexander the Great, and Christopher Columbus used it to treat soldiers’ wounds. Aloe vera is well known plant not only in tribal community but modern lookout also make it therapeutic important. Since it is used in Ayurvedic, Homeopathic and Allopathic medicine because various research support that it contains vitamins, minerals, enzymes, amino acids, natural sugar and other bioactive compounds. Although therapeutic use of Aloe vera covered wide range of activity major includes emollient, purgative, antimicrobial, anti inflammatory, antioxidant, aphrodisiac, anti-helmenthic, antifungal, antiseptic and cosmetic, its benefits so myriad and astounding that no part in human body remains uninfluenced by its healing touch; all these make it plant of wonder. The modern therapeutic approach for beauty enhancer also list Aloe vera as most favorable plant in cosmetic industries. In this review we are trying to approach and underlying every possible corner associated with medicinal use of Aloe vera.
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Akhilesh Gupta, Swati Rawat. Clinical importance of aloe vera: Review. Research J. Topical and Cosmetic Sci. 8(1): Jan.-June 2017 page30-39 doi: 10.5958/2321-5844.2017.00004.8