|Aloe vera is a member of the aloe family (Xanthorrhoeaceae) and is thought to have originated in North Africa or the Nile region in Sudan. Aloe vera gel is use externally for burns and numerous skin conditions and internally for gastrointestinal disorders.
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Additional ABC Aloe Vera Resources
Healthy Ingredients Aloe vera profile
Aloe vera monograph from The Complete German Commission E Monographs—Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicines.
AHP Releases Quality Control Standards Monograph for Aloe Vera. 2013; 97:19
Aloe Profile. 2010; 87:1-5
Review Examines Outcomes and Quality of Studies in Clinical Research on Topical Treatment of Psoriasis with Aloe Vera Preparations. HC #041561-519. April 30, 2015
Topical Application of Aloe Vera Improves Wound Healing in Patients Who Experience Cesarean Section. HC #021521-515, February 27, 2015
Preliminary Clinical Trial Indicates Aloe May Be Beneficial for Patients with HIV. HC# 101212-465, January 31, 2013
Aloe Gel in the Treatment of Diabetic Hyperlipidemia: More Study Needed. HC # 041261-448, May 15, 2012
Aloe Vera Exhibits No Electrocardiographic or Hemodynamic Effects in Study. HC# 031135-427, June 30, 2011
Clinical Study Concludes That an Aloe Cream Can Be a Safe Treatment for Mild to Moderate Chronic Plaque Psoriasis. HC# 100694-396, March 15, 2010
Aloe Cream for Posthemorrhoidectomy Pain and Wound Healing Found Effective. HC# 071051-405, July 30, 2010
Use of Aloe to Heal Burn Wounds. HC# 060371-331, June 29, 2007
Clinical Trial on Aloe Gel for the Treatment of Acute Ulcerative Colitis. HC 020451-284, July 15, 2005
Case Report of Possible Interaction between Aloe and the Anesthetic, Sevoflurane. HC# 110544-287, August 31, 2005
Herbalist Reviews Literature on Aloe. HC 033190-161, August 15, 1999
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