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Title: Cosmeceutical applications of Aloe gel
Authors: Devi, Radha
Y, Madhusudan Rao
Keywords: Aloe vera;Cosmeceutical;Pharmaceutical product
Issue Date: Aug-2005
Publisher: CSIR
IPC Code: Int. cl.7 A61K 7/00, A61K 35/78, A61P 17/00
Abstract: Aloe vera is considered as a cosmeceutical herb i. e. a blend of cosmetic and pharmaceutical product. The gel from its leaves finds a wide range of cosmetic and therapeutic applications which include anti-wrinkle creams, moisturizers, sunscreens, haircare products and wound healing, treatment of burns, frostbite, inflammation, diabetes and cancer. It is also used as protective against radiation exposure and as antimicrobial agent. The present article discusses the chemistry, cosmetic and medicinal applications of Aloe gel and its adverse effects.
Page(s): 322-327
ISSN: 0975-1092 (Online); 0972-592X (Print)
Appears in Collections:NPR Vol.4(4) [July-August 2005]

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