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Aloe vera is a member of the aloe family (Asphodelaceae) and is thought to have originated in North Africa or the Nile region in Sudan. Aloe vera gel is used 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.

HerbalGram Articles

AHP Releases Quality Control Standards Monograph for Aloe Vera. 2013; 97:19

Aloe Profile. 2010; 87:1-5

HerbClip reviews

Combination of Aloe Vera Gel, Ultrasound, and Soft Mask Improves Symptoms of Facial Acne. HC #072131. August 13, 2021.

Review of the Hypoglycemic and Hypolipidemic Effects of Aloe Vera. HC #101661-555. October 31, 2016.

Aloe Vera Shows Promise in Lowering Blood Glucose and Reducing Other Symptoms of Prediabetes. HC #091661-554. October 14, 2016.

Meta-analysis Shows Aloe Vera Products Reduce Fasting Blood Glucose in Prediabetes and HbA1c in Type 2 Diabetes. HC #051621-546. June 15, 2016.

Review of the Efficacy of Aloe Vera in Dentistry. HC #081552-541. March 31, 2016.

Systematic Review of the Bioactive Components and Clinical Effects of Aloe Vera Gel. HC #081513-539. February 29, 2016.

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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