Original Articles: 2011 Vol: 3 Issue: 3
Study of the trace elements in Aloe vera L. (Aloe barbandensis Miller) viz. Liliaceae and its biological and environmental Importance
The mineral are usually required in small amount for the development of the plants and organisms. Excessive uptake of these trace elements by plants affects the metabolic activities of plant as well as animals. However these metals also play an important role in control of many diseases in humans. In the present study an attempt has been made to analyse the trace elements in the Aloe vera L. (Aloe barbandensis Miller) viz. Liliaceae leaves from the three locations namely Aligarh, Bareilly and Haridwar region of India. The concentration of Na, K, Ca, Mg, P, Fe, Cu, Zn, Cd and Pb were found quit high in all the samples. It also can be used as herbal drug deciding the dosage of herbal drug preparation. Results also reveal that the Aloe vera can be used as a good treatment option for waste water and polluted soil because it absorbs trace elements from the soil.