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Arab, A. (2003, March 5). Health-Senegal: An ancient herbal medicine makes a comeback. Inter Press Service English News Wire.

Abstract: Reports on use and effect of Aloe vera by Senegalese.

Abstract: Gives properties of Aloe vera and discusses the use of Aloe in the treatment of various diseases.

Abstract: Present uses of aloe vera gel products, potential uses for aloe vera gel products, typical components found in the gel of aloe vera, harvesting, manufacturing and handling of aloe vera gel, new product development.

Abstract: Discusses natural medicines in general with a some information specifically regarding Aloe vera.

Abstract: Briefly discusses history, botany, parts used and production, chemistry, medical evaluation and experimentation of Aloe as it relates to x-ray and other thermal injuries and skin diseases.

Abstract: Aloe barbadensis Miller is a plant that is native to North and East Africa and has accompanied man for over 5,000 years. The aloe vera plant has been endowed with digestive, dermatological, culinary and cosmetic virtues. On this basis, aloe provides a range of possibilities for fascinating studies from several points of view, including the analysis of chemical composition, the biochemistry involved in various activities and its application in pharmacology, as well as from horticultural and economic standpoints. The use of aloe vera as a medicinal plant is mentioned in numerous ancient texts such as the Bible. This multitude of medicinal uses has been described and discussed for centuries, thus transforming this miracle plant into reality. A summary of the historical uses, chemical composition and biological activities of this species is presented in this review. The latest clinical studies involved in vivo and in vitro assays conducted with aloe vera gel or its metabolites and the results of these studies are reviewed.

Abstract: Aloe vera (Aloe barbadensis Miller) is a perennial succulent belonging to the Liliaceal family, and is called the healing plant or the silent healer. As a result of its use as folk medicine, it is claimed that aloe vera has wound and burn healing properties, and anti-inflammatory, and immunomodulatory effects. Aloe vera is used in a variety of commercial products because of these therapeutic properties. It is being used as a whole extract, however, and the relationship between the components of the extract and its overall effect has not been clarified. A more precise understanding of the biologic activities of these is required to develop aloe vera as a pharmaceutical source. Many attempts have been made to isolate single, biologically active components, to examine their effects, and clarify their functional mechanism. This review focuses on the relationship between the isolated aloe vera components (ie, glycoproteins, anthraquinones, saccharides, low-molecular-weight substances) and their presumed pharmacologic activities.

Abstract: The metabolic effects of an aloe vera gel complex (Aloe QDM complex) on people with prediabetes or early diabetes mellitus (DM) are unknown. The goal of this study was to determine the effects of Aloe QDM complex on body weight, body fat mass (BFM), fasting blood glucose (FBG), fasting serum insulin, and Homeostasis Model of Assessment – Insulin Resistance (HOMA-IR) in obese individuals with prediabetes or early DM who were not on diabetes medications. Methods: Participants (n = 136) were randomly assigned to an intervention or a control group and evaluated at baseline and at 4 and 8 wk. Results: The study lost six participants in the control group and eight in the intervention group. At 8 wk, body weight (P = 0.02) and BFM (P= 0.03) were significantly lower in the intervention group. At 4 wk, serum insulin level (P= 0.04) and HOMA-IR (P = 0.047) were lower in the intervention group; they also were lower at 8 wk but with borderline significance (P = 0.09; P = 0.08, respectively). At 8 wk, FBG tended to decrease in the intervention group (P = 0.02), but the between-group difference was not significant (P = 0.16). Conclusion: In obese individuals with prediabetes or early untreated DM, Aloe QDM complex reduced body weight, BFM, and insulin resistance.

Abstract: General discussion of how Aloe helps disease.

Abstract: Brief history of oriental dermatological use of Aloe.

Abstract: Dr. Danhof is regarded by many as the leading authority on the Aloe vera plant. This paper gives the fundamentals of how the polysaccharide molecules help the body in the healing process.

Abstract: The use of plants in medicine and in the cosmetic and toiletry industry is as old as man. Our certainty can only go back as far as the earliest recorded knowledge, but in those writings from ancient China and the time of the Egyptians we find countless references. Plants were used for everything from religious incense, to herbal medicine and cosmetics. Some of these old recipes are examined for their potential efficacy and to see whether we can substantiate their claims using today’s knowledge and experience. The paper considers a number of European preparations from the Middle Ages to the present day, examines the plants used and the phytochemicals responsible for their benefit. Typically (for the present day scenario) Aloe vera, Chamomile, and other plants used in modern medicine are discussed.

Abstract: This is a remarkable report on different species as published by the British in the history of principal drug vegetable origin that they found in India. Its century old origin makes it a collector’s item. It is not easy reading but has some interesting history.

Abstract: The product, while quickly relieving pain, particularly from burns, appears thereby to have an analgesic and anesthetic effect; particularly in the type
of healing rapidly promoted by the composition, it appears to have a detoxifying effect that may be the results of the reducing action inherent in the polyuronide without causing irritation, because burns, even second and third degree burns, become healed unusually rapidly, and the skin re-forms with rapid granulating, without scab formation.

Abstract: The main thrusts of this article are to point out the value of drugs derived form higher plants, to point out the importance of these drugs to physicians, and to suggest several reasons why higher plants essentially are being neglected in new drug development research programs.

Abstract: Lists some of the benefits of Aloe and also some of the 75 plus nutritional substances. “What is also apparent is that the plant itself is better than the sum of the individual components. In some way the synergistic balance out performs isolated components.”

Abstract: general background and information on Aloe vera, specifically discussing aloe as an immuno-stimulator, tumor inhibitor, wound healer, cosmetic agent, and its use as a laxative as well as information on growing aloe vera.

Abstract: Discusses proven effects of Aloe vera in treating burns, gastric ulcers, and precancerous lesions.

Abstract: Aloe gel and juice are distinctly different, with different properties and uses.

Abstract: Dr. Gjerstad notes that the general public accepts much of what Aloe can do for them, but there needs to be more scientific studies done.

Abstract: Discusses benefits of Aloe vera, especially cold processed.

Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to update what is happening with the aloe vera plant in respect to history, current findings of the medical industry, identification of some of the compounds, commercial applications of extracts, safety data, and efficacy of extracts in cosmetics.

Abstract: Aloe is mentioned in relation to burns, diseases of the chest, wounds, ringworm, roundworm, as a purgative, X-ray burns, and other diseases.

Abstract: Aloe vera appears to be an all-around herbal cure for many ailments. These range from burns, insect bites and rashes to medical applications as eye drops, toothpaste and anti-inflammatory agents. Although scientific proof of and research into all of Aloe’s claims remain in their early stages, evidence of Aloe vera’s healing qualities is mounting. A specific section is written concerning Leaky Gut Syndrome.

Abstract: Studies suggest that, in addition to its cosmetic properties, Aloe Vera can also be used in fighting cancer, bacteria and inflammation, reducing blood sugar and blood fat levels and healing wounds. No wonder the plant is so widely used in skin care, cosmetic, medical, healthcare and food products, and that Aloe products are popular in the market.

Abstract: Over the past two decades, skin care has advanced at a rate rivaling that of technology. Just as it used to be enough for skin care products to simply cleanse, tone, and moisturize. Those days are long gone. As baby boomers started showing the first signs of aging, they demanded more of their skin care products. They insisted on multi-tasking formulas that could reduce fine lines and wrinkles, firm sagging skin, and make dull complexions lustrous again.

Abstract: Answers these questions.

Abstract: Use of aloe vera as a plant and includes some discussion on specific properties of the plant.