ALOE VERA: A POTENTIAL HERB USED AS TRADITIONAL MEDICINE BY TRIBAL PEOPLE OF KONDAGATU AND PURUDU OF KARIMNAGAR DISTRICT, TELANGANA STATE, INDIA. AND THEIR PREPARATIVE METHODS.
Undrala Sushen*, C. R. Unnithan, Swamy Rajan, Rajan Chouhan, Sushma Chouhan, Fasi Uddin and R. Kowsalya
Aloe Vera is the oldest medicinal plant ever known to mankind, and most widely used medicinal plant worldwide today. Aloe Vera is used in Ayurvedic, Homoeopathic, siddha, unani and Allopathic streams of medicine. Aloe Vera is a rich source of over 200 nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, enzymes, sugars, lignin, saponins, sterols, amino acids, salicylic acid, etc. and other bioactive compounds with emollient, purgative, antimicrobial, antiinflammatory, antioxidant, aphrodisiac, antihelmenthic, antifungal, antiseptic and cosmetic values for health care. This plant has potential to cure sunburns, burns and minor cuts, and even skin cancer. The external use in cosmetic primarily acts as skin healer and prevents injury of epithelial tissues, cures acne, wrinkles and gives a youthful glow to skin, also acts as extremely powerful laxative. In this work we are trying to expose hidden secrets of using Aloe Vera as traditional medicinal plant and its preparative methods for multipurpose treatment, dietary food, beverage, cosmetics, by tribal people of kondaghatu, and purudu villages of karimnagar district, Telangana State.
Keywords: Aloe Vera, tribal community, Antioxidant, Laxative, Anticancer, Antidiabetic, Anti-abortive antiinflammatory.
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