Ulcers :: Aloe vera and Pressure ulcers An ulcer (from Latin ulcus) is an open sore of the skin, eyes or mucous membrane, often caused by an initial abrasion and generally maintained by an inflammation and/or an infection. One well-designed human trial found no benefit of topical acemannan hydrogel (a component of aloe gel) in […]
Stomatitis :: Aloe vera and Canker sores (aphthous stomatitis) There is weak evidence from two studies that treatment of recurrent aphthous ulcers of the mouth with aloe gel may reduce pain and increase the amount of time between the appearance of new ulcers. Further study is needed before a recommendation can be made.
Skin Care :: Aloe vera and Skin burns Preliminary evidence suggests that aloe may be effective in promoting healing of mild to moderate skin burns. However, the existing studies are small and poor in quality, and therefore no clear conclusion can be drawn. Further study is needed in this area.
Skin Care :: Aloe vera a good natural remedy for burns, sunburn Aloe vera is a good natural remedy for burns and it works well for sunburn, but if you have bottled aloe vera gel or lotion leftover from last year, it may be worthless. It loses a definite amount of effectiveness over time. The […]
Psoriasis :: Aloe vera and Psoriasis vulgaris Evidence from one human trial suggests that 0.5% extract from aloe in a hydrophilic cream is an effective treatment of psoriasis vulgaris. However, there may have been problems with the way this study was conducted. Additional research is needed in this area before a strong recommendation can be […]
Mucositis :: Aloe vera and Mucositis In mucositis the epithelial cells of the oral mucosa are destroyed, causing an inflammatory response and denudation of the oral mucosa by the following mechanisms (1) cytotoxic effects of chemotherapy drugs on the rapidly dividing epithelial cells of oral mucosa (2) indirectly by bone marrow suppression. There is preliminary […]
Influenza :: Nosespray vaccine using aloe vera has exciting potential in influenza Researchers at Texas A&M University are participating in developing a medicine that is worth sneezing about: a treatment for influenza that forms a jelly when sprayed into the nose. Even though trial treatments are being used to treat bird flu in humans, technically […]
Herpes :: Aloe vera and Genital herpes Limited evidence from human studies suggests that 0.5% extract from Aloe vera in a hydrophilic cream may be an effective treatment of genital herpes in men (better than aloe gel or placebo). Although seemingly well designed, there may have been problems with the way these studies were conducted. […]
Heart Disease :: Aloe vera and CHD prevention A study on aloe vera for CHD prevention, authored by Dr. OP Agarwal and his colleagues, was published in the August 1985 issue of the Angiology journal. A total of 5,000 patients with established CHD and who had chest pains were studied over five years. Aloe vera […]