Obesity is associated with many complicated health problems, especially insulin resistance, type-2 diabetes
mellitus (T2DM) and other metabolic disorders. Pharmacological treatments for obesity and T2DM with prolonged treatment
duration have been losing their effectiveness. As a result, alternative treatments have gained momentum to treat such
type of diseases. Now-a-days, research has been focused towards use of different herbs such as Aloe vera for the treatment
of metabolic disorders as they have been used since time immemorial in therapies such as Ayruveda and others. Researchers
have used various solvents such as water, alcohol, chloroform and methanol to extract the bioactive compounds from
Aloe vera. In this paper, an attempt has been made to review the bioactive components of Aloe vera as influenced by extracting
solvents and their application in the management of obesity and diabetes in animal and human studies.
Keywords: Aloe vera, diabetes, insulin resistance, obesity.
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