Aloe Vera – Nature’s Power

  • Jyothsna Chowdary Kantam Post Graduate Scholar, Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Bangalore Institute of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Bangalore-560029, Karnataka, India.
  • Kavita Rai Professor & Head, Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Bangalore Institute of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
  • Nandan N. Reader, Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Bangalore Institute of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
Keywords: Aloe vera, Gingivitis, Mouth wash, anti-inflammatory, Oral lesions, Wound healing


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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DOI: 10.21760/jaims.v1i2.3664
Published: 2016-08-31
How to Cite
Jyothsna Chowdary Kantam, Kavita Rai, & Nandan N. (2016). Aloe Vera – Nature’s Power. Journal of Ayurveda and Integrated Medical Sciences, 1(02), 43-49.
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