Aloe Vera – Nature’s Power
Aloe vera is a plant used in various fields like Homeopathy, Ayurveda, Allopathy, Siddha, Unani, cosmetology, dermatology and surprisingly even in dentistry. Aloe vera is richest source of health for humans with various benefits and properties like wound healing, anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, immunomodulatory, anti-septic, anti-helmenthic and anti-oxidant. Aloe vera is used in dentistry as active ingredient in tooth pastes, tooth gels and mouth rinse for plaque control, treatment of various oral lesions, halitosis and gingivitis, as decontaminant in endodontics, in extraction sockets, dental implants and in denture care. This paper gives an overview of aloe vera plant, its ingredients, properties and various therapeutic and dental applications.
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