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Indian J Dermatol. 2008;53(4):163-6. doi: 10.4103/0019-5154.44785.

Aloe vera: a short review.

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Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, Grant Medical College and Sir J J Group of Hospitals, Mumbai - 400 008 Maharashtra, India. dramarsurjushe@rediffmail.com

Abstract

Aloe vera is a natural product that is now a day frequently used in the field of cosmetology. Though there are various indications for its use, controlled trials are needed to determine its real efficacy. The aloe vera plant, its properties, mechanism of action and clinical uses are briefly reviewed in this article.

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Aloe vera; health and beauty; skin

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