ANTI-INFLAMMATORY POTENTIAL OF ALOE VERA IN ORAL MUCOSITIS THERAPY: SYSTEMATIC REVIEW

Authors

  • VERRELY CHRISTIAN CHANDRA Bachelor Program in Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, Universitas Padjadjaran, Indonesia
  • NANAN NUR’AENY Department of Oral Medicine, Faculty of Dentistry, Universitas Padjadjaran, Indonesia
  • INDAH SUASANI WAHYUNI Department of Oral Medicine, Faculty of Dentistry, Universitas Padjadjaran, Indonesia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.22159/ijap.2022.v14ti.21

Keywords:

Aloe vera, Anti-Inflammation, Oral Mucositis

Abstract

This review aims to analyse the potency of Aloe vera for Oral Mucositis (OM) therapy. Articles searched using the keywords “Oral Mucositis” AND “Aloe vera”, conducted through PubMed, ScienceDirect, and Cochrane Library databases, and adapted to the PICO (Population, Intervention, Comparison, Outcome) framework. The inclusion criteria for articles were: Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT) study design; in English; full paper available; published in the range between 2011-2021 and with low risk of bias. RoB-tools JADAD Oxford Quality Scoring System was used. This paper writing refers to the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Review and Meta-analysis (PRISMA) guidelines. A total of 5 (five) articles met the criteria for a qualitative review and all showed a high range of quality articles. It was found that both Aloe vera solution 70% and Aloe vera gel 10% showed a reduction of radiotherapy or chemotherapy-induced oral mucositis grade. Aloe vera mouthwash has an equal anti-inflammation effect compare to benzydamine on the patient with radiotherapy-induced oral mucositis, whereas the use of other formula containing Aloe vera with other herbal materials did not show an anti-inflammatory effect. Drug formulation containing Aloe vera can be used as an alternative therapy in the management of Oral Mucositis (OM) with anti-inflammatory potency that can reduce pain and the severity of oral mucositis.

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Published

28-07-2022

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CHANDRA, V. C., NUR’AENY, N., & WAHYUNI, I. S. (2022). ANTI-INFLAMMATORY POTENTIAL OF ALOE VERA IN ORAL MUCOSITIS THERAPY: SYSTEMATIC REVIEW. International Journal of Applied Pharmaceutics, 14, 22–27. https://doi.org/10.22159/ijap.2022.v14ti.21

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