Thursday, 3 August 2017

Herbal Therapy: Aloe Vera, the Natural Whole Food Medicine in Anti Microbial effects

Kyle J. Norton, Master of Nutrients
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The use of plants for healing purposes has been predated long before the existence of  modern medicine. Herbal plants have formed a fundamental source for conventional medicine in discovery of single ingredient medication, including aspirin (from willow bark), quinine (from cinchona bark), and morphine (from the opium poppy)......

Recent study performed by renowned institute suggested that intake of Aloe Vera or Aloe Vera supplement may reduced risk of microbial infection and infectious diseases.

Aloe Vera is species of succulent plant in the genus Aloe, belonging to the Family Xanthorrhoeaceae, native to Sudan, used in herbal medicine in treating many kinds of disease, including wound, burn healing, minor skin infections, sebaceous cysts, diabetes, and elevated of cholesterol, etc.

In a total of Sixty students in the age group 6-12 years selected from an orphanage center, divided into four groups study, oral adminiostration of Aloe Vera group showed a decrease of the bacterial count by 80.94% .

Dr. Bhati N, the lead author said, "Herbal dentifrices containing A. Vera... can be safely recommended as an alternative to fluoridated dentifrices in terms of antimicrobial efficacy".

In Streptococcus mutans strains, Aloe vera brushing showed a reduced the bacteria contamination of Streptococcus mutans strains, without differentiation from the other chemical agents used.

In fact, Aloe vera in the study against pathogenic such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus cereus, Salmonella Typhimurium, Proteus vulgaris, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Escherichia coli, Streptococcus pyogenes and Candida albicans displayed a significantly antimicrobial inhibition rate zones ranging from 6.0 ± 0.57 to 16.6 ± 0.57 mm as the result of the expression of bioactive compounds with high 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH, stable free-radical molecules isolated from the herb), composed of scavenging properties.

Taking together, oral administration of Aloe Vera is found to associate to reduced risk of microbial infection and infectious diseases, but large amount intake should only prescribed by related field specialist.

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(1) Evaluation of antimicrobial efficacy of Aloe vera and Meswak containing dentifrices with fluoridated dentifrice: An in vivo study by Bhati N1, Jaidka S1, Somani R1(PubMed)
(2) Antimicrobial capacity of Aloe vera and propolis dentifrice against Streptococcus mutans strains in toothbrushes: an in vitro study by Bertolini PF1, Biondi Filho O, Pomilio A, Pinheiro SL, Carvalho MS.(PubMed)
(3) Diversity, antimicrobial and antioxidant activities of culturable bacterial endophyte communities in Aloe vera by Akinsanya MA1, Goh JK2, Lim SP2, Ting AS3.(PubMed)