An epitome of chemical components and low molecular compounds

  • Park Jeong Hill 
  • Kwon Sung Won 

3.1.3. Conclusion

The chemical components from the plants of aloe genuses and their analyses were simply discussed. Between the late 1970s and the mid 1980s, the research on aloe was aimed at developing health foods and cosmetics. Since the 1990s, however, researches have focused mainly on developing new drugs. This trend of research is expected to continue for a while, in accordance with the effort to develop new drugs from natural products. In addition, analyzing the components in aloe using HPLC/mass spectrometry will contribute to the research on aloe.

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  • Park Jeong Hill 
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  • Kwon Sung Won 
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  1. 1.College of PharmacySeoul National UniversitySeoulKorea

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