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Ayu. 2012 Apr;33(2):193-6. doi: 10.4103/0974-8520.105237.

Pharmacological attribute of Aloe vera: Revalidation through experimental and clinical studies.

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Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health Dentistry, Faculty of Dental Sciences, Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University (upgrade KGMC), Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.


Aloe vera has long been used as a traditional medicine for inducing wound healing. It is a natural product that now a days is used in cosmetic industry. Benefits associated with Aloe vera have been attributed to the polysaccharides contained in the gel of the leaves though there are various indications for its use. Biological activities include promotion of wound healing, antifungal activity, anti-inflammatory, anticancer and immunomodulatory. Gingival fibroblasts play an important role in oral wound healing. Double blind-controlled trials are needed to determine its real efficacy in oral health.


Aloe vera; oral health; polysaccharides; wound healing

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