American Journal of Agricultural and Biological Sciences

Processing of Aloe Vera Leaf Gel: A Review

C.T. Ramachandra and P. Srinivasa Rao

DOI : 10.3844/ajabssp.2008.502.510

American Journal of Agricultural and Biological Sciences

Volume 3, Issue 2

Pages 502-510


Proper scientific investigations on Aloe vera have gained more attention over the last decade due to its reputable, medicinal, pharmaceutical and food properties. Some publications have appeared in reputable scientific journals that have made appreciable contributions to the discovery of the functions and utilizations of Aloe vera lacking processing of leaf gel. Present processing techniques aims at producing best quality aloe products but end aloe products contain very little or virtually no active ingredients. Hence, appropriate processing techniques should be employed during processing in order to extend the use of aloe vera gel. Further research needs to be done to unravel the myth surrounding the biological activity and the exploitation of aloe constituents.


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