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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 4
First page : (199) Last page : (202)
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Development of Aloe vera Beverage to Prevent/Combat PCOS among Women of Reproductive Age

Megha M. Katte1*, Vijayalakshmi D.2, M.L. Revanna3, Savita S. Manganavar4, M.T. Lakshminarayana5, G.B. Mallikarjuna6

PhD Scholar1, Professor2 (HAG), Professor and Head3, Senior scientist and Head4, Assistant Professor5,
Former Professor and Head6
1,2,3Dept. of Food Science and Nutrition, UAS, GKVK, Bengaluru – 560 065
4Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Chandurayanahalli, Kalya post, Magadi Taluk, Ramanagra District – 562 120
5Dept. of Agril. Extension, UAS, GKVK, Bengaluru- 65
6Dept. of Agril. Statistics, UAS, GKVK, Bengaluru – 65
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Received: 4.07.2018  |  Revised: 10.08.2018   |  Accepted: 16.08.2018  




Aloe vera being called the natural healer has various health benefits on consumption. It is being used to treat various diseases like hypercholesterolemia, Polycystic Ovarian syndrome (PCOS). PCOS is the most common endocrine disorder among women of reproductive age characterized by hyperandrogenism, insulin insensitivity and chronic anovulation.  Current available mode to treat insulin insensitivity is use of insulin sensitizers like metformin having their own side effects upon prolong usage. In this context, the role of medicinal plant Aloe barbadnesis Mill. has shown to have hypoglycemic effect could possibly manage this disorder. Hence, the present study was taken up to develop beverage from A. vera to prevent/combat PCOS among women of reproductive age and test its consumer acceptance. Non-bitter A. vera was procured locally and processed by traditional method. Extracted Aloe vera gel was blended along with citric acid, other herbs and spices to prepare the Aloe vera juice. Different processing methods were considered in the preparation of juie.  Commercially available A. vera juice was considered to be the control. The preparations were tested for their  acceptance by 9-point hedonic scale by a set of 26 trained panelists against the control and was subjected to statistical analysis. Sensory attributes of prepared products were acceptable in all sensory parameters. There was a significant difference between control and prepared A. vera juice. A. vera juice prepared by straining method had better consumer acceptance compared to control.

Key words: Aloe vera, Poly cystic ovarian syndrome, Insulin insensitivity, Sensory evaluation

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Cite this article: Katte, M.M., Vijayalakshmi, D., Revanna, M.L., Manganavar, S.S., Lakshminarayana, M.T. and Mallikarjuna, G.B., Development of Aloe vera Beverage to Prevent/Combat PCOS among Women of Reproductive Age, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci. 6(4): 199-202 (2018). doi: