Propagation Techniques and Agronomic Requirements for the Cultivation of Barbados Aloe
--A Review
Friday, September 23, 2016
Section: Scientific Library

Abstract: Barbados aloe ( Aloe vera (L.) Burm. F.) has traditionally been used for healing in natural medicine. However, aloe is now attracting great interest in the global market due to its bioactive chemicals which are extracted from the leaves and used in industrial preparations for pharmaceutical, cosmetic, and food products. Aloe originated from tropical and sub-tropical Africa, but it is also now cultivated in warm climatic areas of Asia, Europe, and America. In this review, the most important factors affecting aloe production are described. We focus on propagation techniques, sustainable agronomic practices and efficient post harvesting and processing systems.

Keywords: abiotic stress tolerance, burn plant, in vitro propagation protocols, crop husbandry, leaf processing, leaf yield