“It is better to prevent than to cure” is an old saying, but how to prevent? This plant has become extremely popular in American homes and many people around the world have aloe vera plant in their homes. The University of Maryland Medical Center also reports that Aloe was a popularly prescribed medicine in the United States throughout the 18th and 19th centuries. There is strong scientific evidence in support of the laxative properties of aloe latex, based on the well-established cathartic properties of anthroquinone glycosides (found in aloe latex). Furthermore, the phytonutrients contained in the aloe vera leaf have strong anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. The gel of this plant effectively relieves cuts, infections, sunburns, wounds, and burns, and it also fights inflammation and itching, due to its analgesic properties. Today, it remains one of the most commonly used medicinal herbs in the country (1).
USUAL THERAPEUTIC INDICATIONS To relieve gastrointestinal problems, soften dehydrated skin, irritated or dry. All aloe veras are notable for their glossy skin and vibrant jade-green to emerald-green colouration. 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. Both MayoClinic.com and Drugs.com include cape aloe and its two botanical names within long lists of synonyms for aloe vera, possibly because manufacturers do not always specify which of the hundreds of members of the aloe genus is used. 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. With large burns should not need to apply aloe vera which doctor immediately. aloe vera is also believed to be able to hasten recovery after surgeries.
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. The cosmetic uses of aloe vera are just plenty. C., Kim, S. Rotate herbal remedies to keep from building up resistance. Various research studies are underway to explore the potential of the components to boost immunity and combat the HIV virus, and to treat certain types of cancer (particularly leukemia). Aloe stimulates fibroblast which produces the collagen and elastin fibers making the skin more elastic and less wrinkled. Helps reduce pigmentation and dark spots.
(2013). Metabolic effects of aloe vera gel complex in obese prediabetes and early non-treated diabetic patients: Randomized controlled trial. Nutrition, 29, 1110-1114. Make aloe vera lotion allows you to combine the best of several worlds, healing and restorative power of powerful plant aloe vera (Aloe barbadensis), together with the therapeutic value of carrier oils and essential that you choose. The leaves were then divided into four categories i.e. 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. To prepare the Aloe vera juice , select 8-10 leaves of this plant , cut at the base, where they meet the stem. But not all Aloes are alike. Conclusion: In obese individuals with prediabetes or early untreated DM, Aloe QDM complex reduced body weight, BFM, and insulin resistance. Further, well-designed trials with sufﬁcient details of the contents of aloe vera products should be carried out to determine the effectiveness of aloe vera. Keep in mind that aloe plants grow slowly, so it may be more than a year before it reaches maturity and is able to produce new cuttings. 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. Dioscorides gave the first detailed description of the plant we call Aloe Vera, and attributed to its juices “the power of binding, of inducing sleep.” He noted as well that it “loosens the belly, cleansing the stomach.” He further added that this “bitter” Aloe (the sap) was a treatment for boils; that it eased hemorrhoids; that it aided in healing bruises; that it was good for the tonsils, the gums, and all general mouth irritations; and that it worked as a medicine for the eyes. 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. Currently, it is commercially grown in India, China, Spain, Mexico, South and Central America and North America including Texas and Florida. 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.
Next to the skin is the yellow latex that is high in anthraquinones. It is not easy reading but has some interesting history. Farkas, A. I have found that fresh Aloe Vera, both orally and topigraphicaly, seem to have an immediate effect, healing sores, burning, and the funky overall feeling. Topical medicament including polyuronide derived from Aloe. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent disease. Cut one or two large leaves from the base of a plant, and allow to stand half an hour for the yellow sap just under the skin to drain.
Patent No. 1997;8:99-102. Claim was filed on December 23, 1954. Aloe is also used as a food substance, possibly for its gelling properties. 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: 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. The primary cause.Is over use of antibiotics which kill not only the bad bacteria in the body but the good as well.
Acute urinary tract infection within the previous three months. These range from burns, insect bites and rashes to medical applications as eye drops, toothpaste and anti-inflammatory agents. Rather than exhibiting negative effects, however, test animals receiving daily Aloe showed a remarkable reduction in leukemia, heart disease, and kidney disease. 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.
People with heart disease, kidney disease, or electrolyte abnormalities should not take aloe by mouth. 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. Kavalier, F. (n.d.). A question of health: I can’t seem to get rid of the infection that is giving me a terrible cough.
And how can I produce my own aloe vera juice at home? (Features) (Bug that won’t go away). The Independent London, England. Mortensson, C., and Hall, A. (2002, February 6). Twin treats: Natural healing powers of Aloe vera make it a super plant if you want to feel fine. Daily Record.
Glasgow, Scotland. Nandal, U., and Bhardwaj, R. L. (2012, Mar-Apr). Aloe vera: A valuable wonder plant for food, medicine and cosmetic use: a review. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences Review and Research, 13(1), 59-67. Abstract: Aloe vera is a wonder plant with health benefits so myriad and astounding that hardly any part of human body remains uninfluenced by its healing touch.
Succulent vegetables that have body shapes of pepper include cucumbers, eggplant, okra, radishes and various types of pumpkins. It also acts as a laxative, beauty enhancer and studies have shown that it has an effect on lowering blood sugar levels in diabetics. Aloe has been proved to be a plant of amazing medicinal properties through researchers. The medicinal value of the plant is recognized since centuries because of the gel like pulp obtained by peeling its leaves. Its juice has cooling properties, is anabolic in action, a fighter of ‘pitta’, storehouse of phytochemicals and guards against fever, skin diseases, burns, ulcers, boils eruptions etc. Commercially, aloe can be found in pills, sprays, ointments, lotions, liquids, drinks, jellies, and creams, to name a few of the thousands of products available. In the present scenario, the aloe industry is blooming but the consumers are misguided leading to unfavourable outcome due to reasons like unawareness about its proper and adequate medicinal and health value, improper marketing and unavailability of processing units at farmer’s level, misleading hyped advertisement in cosmetic and health products.
So, there is a burning need to educate about the importance of Aloe vera for human race and popularize it for greater interest. Abstract: Aloe vera, sometimes described as a “wonder plant”, is a short-stemmed shrub that only xoccurs in cultivation. It cannot be found in the wild. Some related Aloes occur naturally in North Africa. An Aloe is a genus containing more than 500 species of flowering plants. Aloe healed dermatitis in approximately 3 months, skin returned to normal with little or no scarring and normal skin color. Plaskett found that hundreds of scientific papers had been published over the years by researchers all around the world: almost the whole of this large body of work contained only positive reports on the effectiveness of Aloe.
Abstract: Aloe vera is a succulent prickly plant of the Lily Family which grows in warm, frost-free climates and which has been known for centuries as a potent medicinal plant according to various cultures around the world. While you may want to enjoy the beneficial effects of aloe vera to the fullest, it is important to understand that herbal remedies and dietary supplements containing an herbal remedy like aloe vera may not be safe for everyone. This newsletter examines the rationale that lies behind the use of Aloe in these contexts. It looks at what is involved in incorporating Aloe into practice, gives guidance on the types of product that are needed, and recommends a range of possible doses. London: Pharmaceutical, 2007. It interacts with special cell-surface receptors on those cells that repair damaged tissues, called fibroblasts, stimulating them and activating their faster growth and replication. Plant hormones in Aloe, called auxins and gibberellins, also accelerate healing by stimulating cell replication.
These combined actions make Aloe a uniquely potent healing herb. Abstract: Book describes, illustrates, and discusses the different species of Aloe in Tropical Africa and Madagascar as well as their uses. For instance, Aloe aborescens works as well as Aloe barbadensis on x-ray burns. Abstract: The use of aloe vera is being promoted for a large variety of conditions. Often general practitioners seem to know less than their patients about its alleged benefits. Choonhakarn C, Busaracome P, Sripanidkulchai B, Sarakarn P. Method: Four independent literature searches were conducted in MEDLINE, EMBASE, Biosis, and the Cochrane Library.
Only controlled clinical trials (on any indication) were included. There were no restrictions on the language of publication. All trials were read by both authors and data were extracted in a standardized, pre-defined manner. Results: Ten studies were located. They suggest that oral administration of aloe vera might be a useful adjunct for lowering blood glucose in diabetic patients as well as for reducing blood lipid levels in patients with hyperlipidaemia. Topical application of aloe vera is not an effective preventative for radiation-induced injuries. It might be effective for genital herpes and psoriasis.
Whether it promotes wound healing is unclear. There are major caveats associated with all of these statements. Conclusion: Even though there are some promising results, clinical effectiveness of oral or topical aloe vera is not sufficiently defined at present. Abstact: Aloe vera is a succulent plant species. View abstract Montaner JS, Gill J, Singer J, et al. Extracts from A. vera are widely used in the cosmetics and alternative medicine industries, being marketed as variously having rejuvenating, healing, or soothing properties.
There is, however, little scientific evidence of the effectiveness or safety of Aloe vera extracts for either cosmetic or medicinal purposes, and what positive evidence is available is frequently contradicted by other studies. Abstract: Addresses history, medicinal properties, toxicology, effects of Aloe vera powder on microorganisms, evaluation of Aloe vera, effects of Aloe vera liquid on microorganisms, effects of Aloe vera liquid on mycotic organisms, and what Aloe vera can do for you.