The Myth of Aloe vera phytochemicals and its advancement as medicinal and plant packed cosmetics
- DOI: https://doi.org/10.15562/phytomedicine.2022.201  |
- Published: 2023-01-08
A succulent plant Aloe vera has been extensively utilized for various pharmaceutical and biomedical products. Its bioactive components that have different properties of anti-inflammation, anti-oxidation, anti-microbial and immunomodulation have made it more attractive for the scientific community to further explore its hidden facts about its utilization and also in addition to improve its properties through expression of some useful protein which can make it complete plant packed cosmetics. This study briefly summarizes fundamental active components, their biological activities, and significant applications of the constituents found in Aloe vera, and extensively surveyed its research progress in cytology and molecular biology with an emphasis on genetic engineering. Aloe constituents are studied in the context of therapeutics, cosmetics, and hydration, antibacterial and antiviral applications. The information that has been presented here is useful for better comprehending and investigating its possible therapeutic and culinary applications and provides routes for future studies.