Traditional use, antibacterial activity and antifungal activity of crude extract of Aloe excelsa

  • RM Coopoosamy
  • ML Magwa
Keywords: Aloeaceae, Aloe excelsa, antimicrobial, traditional healers.


The fleshy leaves and roots of most species within the Aloe family are used in many traditional treatments (Mabberley, 1987). Traditional healers and indigenous people utilize mainly the leaf sap of this genus widely for the treatment of wounds, burns, rashes, itches, cracked lips and cracked skin
(Cera et al., 1980). Antimicrobial activities on the crude extract of Aloe exclesa was carried out in attempts to validate the use by traditional healers in the use of there latex and gel exudates for various medicinal ailments.

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