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  MedlinePlus Herbs and Supplements: Aloe (Aloe vera)
Although topical (skin) use of aloe is unlikely to be harmful during pregnancy or breastfeeding, oral (by mouth) use is not recommended due to theoretical stimulation of uterine contractions.
Aloe vera dermal wound gel is associated with a delay in wound healing.
Aloe vera extract 0.5% in hydrophilic cream versus aloe vera gel for the measurement of genital herpes in males.
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 Aloe
Aloe was one of the most frequently prescribed medicines throughout most of the 18th and 19th centuries and it remains one of the most commonly used herbs in the United States today.
Aloe gel, made from the central part of the aloe leaf, is a common household remedy for minor cuts and burns as well as sunburns.
Aloe gel can be obtained by simply breaking off leaves of the plant (which can be grown as a houseplant), but it is also available commercially in ointments, creams, and lotions.
www.umm.edu /altmed/articles/aloe-000221.htm   (1371 words)

  
 Aloe Vera Studies Org: Aloe Vera Juice, Aloe Gel, FREE SHIPPING
The good news is that with these 100% stabilized, fresh, potent, aloe vera drinks, just two to four ounces, twice a day is sufficient for the wealth of vitamins, enzymes, and minerals found in Aloe Vera Gel.
Aloe Vera Juice is favored by those looking to maintain a healthy digestive system and a natural energy level.
Aloe barbadensis miller is the type of aloe used in most commercial products with aloe vera content available today.
www.aloe-vera.org   (696 words)

  
 botanical.com - A Modern Herbal | Aloes - Herb Profile and Information
Curacoa Aloes possesses the nauseous and bitter taste that is characteristic of all Aloes and a disagreeable, penetrating odour.
Natal Aloes is prepared with greater care than Cape Aloes the leaves being cut obliquely into slices and the juice allowed to exude in the hot sunshine, after which it is boiled down in iron pots the liquid being stirred until it becomes thick and then poured into wooden cases to solidify.
Aloes is the purgative in general uses for horses, it is also used in veterinary practice as a bitter tonic in small doses, and externally as a stimulant and desiccant.
www.botanical.com /botanical/mgmh/a/aloes027.html   (2547 words)

  
 Some Notes on Aloe Vera
Aloe vera gel is the leaf pulp or mucilage, a thin clear jelly-like substance obtained from the parenchymal tissue that makes up the inner portion of the leaves [1].
Aloe extract can be taken orally as a dietary supplement, but does not have FDA approval for use as a drug [16].
Aloe latex is a harsh stimulant laxative that has FDA approval for OTC use as a laxative ingredient.
www.quackwatch.org /01QuackeryRelatedTopics/DSH/aloe.html   (1063 words)

  
 ACS :: Aloe
Aloe proponents claim it is effective against all types of cancer, including liver and prostate cancer, although there is no scientific evidence to support these claims.
Aloe vera is a common ingredient in many skin creams and lotions, cosmetics, and burn and wound ointments.
The aloe gel may be either purchased as a commercial gel or cream, or applied directly from a cut aloe leaf.
www.cancer.org /docroot/eto/content/eto_5_3x_aloe.asp?sitearea=eto   (1294 words)

  
  Aloe
Aloe juice is dried and used to make tincture of benzoin, a sticky material used in medicine to ensure that bandage material adheres to the skin.
Aloe is claimed to soothe stomach irritation, assist in the healing of stomach disorders and ulcers, ease menstrual problems and prevent immune suppression in the skin caused by ultraviolet light.
Aloe vera is available as a tablet, gel or liquid for internal use, and as a gel, lotion, ointment or spray for topical use.
www.stjohn.org /HealthInfoLib/swArticle.aspx?19,Aloe   (881 words)

  
 Aloe - Herbal Index - herbindex.net
Aloe plants are stiff and rugged, consisting mainly of a rosette of large, thick, fleshy leaves.
Although aloe should not be used as a substitute for medical treatment, its many uses are beneficial and should be considered for anything such as an everyday moisturizer to a first-aid antiseptic.
The term "Aloes" is used in the Bible (Numbers 24:6), but as the trees usually supposed to be meant by this word are not native in Syria, it has been suggested that the Septuagint reading in which the word does not occur is to be preferred.
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 Aloe
Aloe is a perennial, with 15 to 30 fleshy leaves up to 0.5 m long and 8 to 10 cm across at the base.
Aloe gel is thought to speed recovery from wounds by enhancing the activity of macrophages and fibroblasts (Davis et al., 1994a; Heggers et al., 1993).
Aloe latex is approved as a potent laxative drug in the U.S., as well as in the U.K., France, and Germany.
www.herbalgram.org /default.asp?c=aloe   (2557 words)

  
 Guide to Growing Aloe Plants
Aloe vera is a succulent, and as such, stores a large quantity of water within its leaves and root system.
Aloes have a shallow, spreading root system, so when it is time to repot choose a wide planter, rather than a deep one.
Aloes are propagated by removing the offsets which are produced around the base of mature plants, when they are a couple inches tall (or larger).
www.thegardenhelper.com /aloe~vera.html   (631 words)

  
 Aloe
Aloe, native to Africa, is also known as "lily of the desert", There are in excess of 300 species of aloe growing in climates worldwide.
Aloe Vera "extract" is made by pulverizing the whole leaves of the plant.
Topical aloe preparations are not useful in the treatment of deep vertical wounds such as surgical wounds produced during laparotomy or cesarean delivery.
www.dietsite.com /dt/alternativenutrition/Herbs/aloe.asp   (338 words)

  
 The International Aloe Science Council
Aloe is related to other members of the Lily family such as the onion, garlic and turnip families.
Aloe's relationship to the lily family is evident from the tubular yellow flowers produced annually in the spring that resemble those of the Easter lily.
Public interest in Aloe has grown quickly, and now there is a considerable amount of research into the various components of Aloe to find out more about their properties and to characterize these components so that more specific research can provide clues to the "magic" that is attributed to Aloe Vera.
www.iasc.org /aloe.html   (656 words)

  
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Aloe gel is best fresh from an aloe plant, but it is also available commercially in a stabilized gel form.
Aloe latex is available in a powdered form or in 500 mg capsules for use as a laxative.
Aloe vera dermal wound gel is associated with a delay in wound healing.
www.gardenoflight.net /Site2/Research_Center/library/ConsHerbs/Print/Aloech.html   (1129 words)

  
 Aloe
Aloe was in such demand by the 4th century B.C., that Aristotle urged Alexander the Great to conquer the east African island of Socotra, the sole location of aloe cultivation at that time.
Aloe is a common ingredient in many commercial preparations for treating burns, including those caused by exposure to sun and radiation.
The aloe referred to in the Bible is agalwood or aloewood (Aquillaria agallocha), and is a soft, aromatic wood from India used in incense and perfume.
herbalmusings.com /Aloe.htm   (799 words)

  
 Herbal Information Center - Aloe Vera - Herbs
Aloe, native to Africa, is also known as "lily of the desert", the "plant of immortality", and the "medicine plant".
As a food supplement, aloe is said to facilitate digestion, aid in blood and lymphatic circulation, as well as kidney, liver and gall bladder functions.
Aloe has a moisturizing effect on the skin and is a common remedy for sunburn and skin irritation.
www.kcweb.com /herb/aloevera.htm   (522 words)

  
 Aloe
The constituents of aloe latex responsible for its laxative effects are known as anthraquinone glycosides.
For minor burns, the stabilized aloe gel is applied topically to the affected area of skin three to five times per day.
Aloe vera dermal wound gel is associated with a delay in wound healing.
www.deliciouslivingmag.com /healthnotes/healthnotes.cfm?ContentID=2036003   (987 words)

  
 What is Aloe?
Aloe latex is the sticky residue left over after the liquid from cut aloe leaves has evaporated.
The constituents of aloe latex responsible for its laxative effects are known as anthraquinone glycosides.
For minor burns, the stabilized aloe gel is applied topically to the affected area of skin three to five times per day.
www.evitamins.com /healthnotes.asp?ContentID=2036003   (884 words)

  
 ALOE VERA: HOLISTICALLY PERFECT PLANT
Aloe vera's Acemannan, the active ingredient in cold-processed, whole leaf aloe, has been demonstrated in laboratory testing and clinical use to be effective on all levels of this therapeutic program.
Aloe vera has been found to be the most concentrated plant source of these largest known and most profound health supporting polysaccharides - the beta-glucomannans (also known as mucopolysaccharides, Acemannan, and acetylated polymannose).
The aloe works its way to special receptor sites in the digestive tract that ingests the aloe led by the largest polysaccharides and brings it in its whole form into the lymph system where it is then available to move throughout the body and know exactly where to go.
www.hepatitiscfree.com /aloe_vera_book.htm   (4992 words)

  
 Aloe - Supplements
Taken internally, Aloe juice or encapsulated powder is used as a laxative.
The active constituents for aloe’s laxative effect are known as anthraquinone glycosides, which are converted by intestinal bacteria into aglycones.
As a topical agent for minor skin irritations (cuts, burns, and sunburn) aloe vera gel is an effective treatment to reduce pain and inflammation and speed wound healing.
www.supplementwatch.com /supatoz/supplement.asp?supplementId=12   (673 words)

  
 aloe
Aloe vera has been shown to have properties addressing all these issues and appears to play a key role on many different levels in boosting all immune functioning.
At the intestinal level, the aloe polysaccharides have been shown to act as potent anti-inflammatory agents, neutralizing many of the enzymes responsible for damaging the mucosal wall and, in effect, quenching the fire.
Aloe vera's Acemannan, the active ingredient in cold-processed, whole leaf aloe has been demonstrated in laboratory testing and clinical use to be effective on all levels of this therapeutic program (45).
www.hepatitiscfree.com /aloe.html   (3255 words)

  
 Aloe
Aloe gel is best fresh from an aloe plant, but it is also available commercially in a stabilized gel form.
Aloe gel is safe for external use, unless it causes a rare allergic reaction.
Diabetic patients using aloe vera either alone or in combination with other antidiabetic medications need to be monitored closely by health care providers to avoid potential complications from low blood sugar levels.
www.mercydesmoines.org /adam/AlternativeMedicine/ConsHerbs/Aloech.asp   (1193 words)

  
 Aloe Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine - Find Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Aloe vera, a member of the lily family, is a spiky, succulent, perennial plant.
The laxative, and in large doses, purgative, effects of Aloe vera latex are attributable to a group of chemicals known as the anthraquinones.
Aloe vera has been shown to exert a stabilizing effect on blood sugar in studies done on mice, indicating a possible place for it in the treatment of diabetes.
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 Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera: Use Aloe in the pure gel; or as a liniment for sore muscles; or as a soothing and moisturizing cream that doubles as a first aid cream for minor skin problems which is also ideal for use under make-up.
Aloe is one of the oldest healing plants known to mankind.
It is believed that aloe works in a manner similar to aspirin in blocking prostaglandin effects but this remains to be proven.
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 Supplements A to Z - Real Muscle Building and Fitness SOLUTIONS   (Site not responding. Last check: )
While not common, allergies to aloe are not unheard of, so experts recommend applying small amounts to the skin to make sure no stinging or rash occurs with use.
Aloe has actually been shown to slow the healing of deep, vertical wounds (think surgery) and is therefore not recommended in these cases.
When consuming aloe, use over two weeks is not recommended without the care of a physician because it may lead to a potassium deficiency.
www.realsolutionsmag.com /supplements/supplements.aspx?nid=286   (609 words)

  
 Aloe
Aloes also contain isobarbalin, aloe-emodin, resins, aloetic acid, homonataloin aloe-sone, chrysophanic acid, chrysamminic acid, galactouronic acid, choline choline salicylate, saponins, mucopolysacchrides, glucosamines, hexuranic acid, coniferyl alchohol.
Aloe gel is formed in inner parenchymal cells of the leaves.
Aloes is the dried juice of leaves of A. barbadensis, known as curacao aloes, or of A. perryi, known as socotrine Aloes; or of A. africana and A. spicata, known as cape aloes.
www.hort.purdue.edu /newcrop/CropFactSheets/aloe.html   (420 words)

  
 Aloe
Medicinal aloe is pictured in an ancient cave painting in South Africa, and Alexander the Great is said to have captured an island off Somalia for the sole purpose of possessing the luxurious crop of aloe found there.
Aloe also appears to be ineffective for treating the burn-like skin damage caused by radiation therapy for cancer.
Oral aloe is also sometimes recommended as an aid in the treatment of asthma, stomach ulcers, and general immune support, but there is no meaningful evidence that it is effective for any of these purposes.
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 Aloe Vera and the Digestive System
An analysis of the Aloe Vera plant shows it is made up from a large variety of amino acids, enzymes, vitamins and minerals and it comes closer than any other known plant to the duplication of life’s essential substances in the biochemistry of the human body.
Aloe Vera is a stimulant to the immune system, a powerful anti- inflammatory, an analgesic and is able to speed up cell growth.
Aloe Vera may be taken both internally as a juice or as a gel applied to the painful joint.
www.positivehealth.com /permit/Articles/Aloe%20Vera/aloinf20.htm   (1690 words)

  
 aloes in africa
Aloes are characterised by flat succulent leaves, arranged in a rosette pattern.
In addition to providing a blast of colour when it is most appreciated, aloes also serve to attract a host of birds with their sweet nectar.
Iridescent sunbirds are the most frequent visitors to aloe flowers, but starlings, orioles, weavers and others also partake of the sugary feast.
www.wildwatch.com /resources/plants/aloes.asp   (540 words)

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