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Aloe (Aloe barbadensis)

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  • Aloe Vera Reduces Severity of Dermatitis After Radiotherapy - Medscape, 9/5/12
  • Oral Aloe Vera for Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus and Dyslipidemia (printer-friendly) - Medscape, 11/16/10 - "Five out of the seven studies that evaluated diabetes endpoints in humans showed significant reductions in fasting blood glucose after treatment with oral aloe vera in patients with diabetes or prediabetes;[21,22,24,25,28] the remaining two studies reported a trend toward decreased blood or plasma glucose concentrations in the aloe-treated groups.[26,27] Significant reductions in HbA1c—up to 22.6% of baseline—were seen in all three studies that evaluated this measure.[22,27,28] One of these studies reported improvements in fructosamine levels,[27] suggesting an improvement in average blood glucose levels over time"
  • By The Skin of Its Leaves - Nutrition Science News, 5/01 - "In test-tube studies, aloeride, a sugar extract derived from the whole leaf, has shown potent immunity enhancing ability. In addition, special processing of polysaccharides from aloe gel has revealed another fraction with potent immune-stimulating effects. Aloe gel also harbors a variety of phenolic and enzyme antioxidants, which may prevent UV light-induced immune suppression, keeping skin cancer at bay"


  • Potential protective effects of Aloe vera gel on cardiovascular diseases: A mini-review - Phytother Res 2021 Aug 5 - "Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) comprise the most prevalent causes of morbidity and mortality in both men and women worldwide. CVDs are associated with several risk factors such as hyperlipidemia, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, obesity, tobacco smoking and an unhealthy diet. Currently, in addition to the use of related pharmacological treatments in the management of CVDs, the investigation of other suitable healthcare approaches for these disorders such as the identification of herbal medicines has been considered in the scientific communities. Aloe vera (L.) Burm.f. is a perennial medicinal plant. The innermost leaf layer of this plant contains transparent gel, which is used as food. Pre-clinical studies have shown several biological activities of A. vera gel (AVG), including antidiabetic, lipid-lowering, antioxidant, antiinflammatory, hepatoprotective, and immunomodulatory effects. Other pharmacological activities of AVG such as anti-fibrotic, anti-hypertensive, and anti-atherosclerotic effects have been reported. Moreover, several clinical studies have demonstrated the ameliorating effects of AVG on some markers of CVDs risk factors" - See aloe vera supplements at Amazon.com.
  • Evaluation of Bioactive Potential of an Aloe vera Sterol Extract - Phytother Res. 2012 Aug 16