UNY Students Introduce the Benefits of Aloe Vera Plants for Health


The aloe vera plant is well-known as a plant that is useful for skin and hair health. However, a team of UNY students from the vocational faculty of UNY succeeded in developing other benefits of aloe vera as a healthy drink and food for the community.

This innovative product originated from community service activities in Domban Village, Sleman. The UNY student team and KWT Ngundi Rahayu Domban succeeded in developing candied drinks and cendol.

Aloe vera contains vitamin A in the form of beta-carotene, vitamin C, vitamin E. Vitamin B12, folic acid, choline, potassium, chromium, magnesium, potassium, and sodium. The benefits of the content in aloevera are that it can reduce digestive problems, anti-inflammatory and analgesic ingredients that can prevent intestinal inflammation, as a natural body detoxifier, help reduce metabolic problems, control blood sugar levels, improve constipation problems, relieve toothache and treat gingivitis, treat acne and nourish the skin.

To further expand the utilization of aloe vera, the team did not stop at community service activities. "By participating in the Global Partnership Fair, we can introduce to the wider community aloe vera benefits and practical use for healthy and delicious product," said team leader Nurwirajaya.(Author: Hanun Pratiwi, Editor: Dedy, Tj.lak)

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