International Journal of Chemical Studies
Vol. 5, Issue 4 (2017)
Aloe Vera as potential emerging herbal feed additive: A boon for livestock rearing
Author(s): AK Patil, D Thakur, Anamika, K Govill, CD Malapure, Dinesh Kumar and Pavan Kumar Yadav
Abstract: Aloe vera (Aloe vera (L.) burm. f.) is a member of Asphodelaceae (Liliaceae) family and mainly grows in the tropical or subtropical part of Africa, Asia, Europe and America, whereas in India, found in Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu. Aloe vera known for its medicinal value from ancient history of India, Egypt, Greece, Rome and China and have been mentioned throughout recorded history and given a high ranking as an all-purpose herbal plant. There are over 250 species of aloe grown around the world. However, only two species are grown today commercially, with Aloe barbadensis Miller and Aloe aborescens being the most popular. Presently, the use of aloe vera has gained great attention because of its use as herbal feed additive in livestock and poultry feeds. Animal nutritionist is trying to exploit the potential use of aloe vera as a growth promoter and in this connection they have done lots of studies related to nutrition.
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How to cite this article:
AK Patil, D Thakur, Anamika, K Govill, CD Malapure, Dinesh Kumar, Pavan Kumar Yadav. Aloe Vera as potential emerging herbal feed additive: A boon for livestock rearing. Int J Chem Stud 2017;5(4):494-502.