Aloe (Aloe barbadensis)

Amazing Benefits of ALOE VERA

The article discusses the health benefits of Aloe vera. Aloe vera contains vitamin C, E, zinc and seven superoxide dismutases. These antioxidants work primarily by scavenging free radicals. Aloe ...

Aloe: Nature's skin soother

Aloe Is Turning Up Everywhere, But Is It Really Doing Anyone Any Good?

Aloe is one of today's hottest selling herbs, but it's not on my top 10 list. It's not that I don't think aloe is a useful herb. My hesitation in recommending it stems from confusion in the marketplace. You see aloe in everything from pills and potions to skin creams, sunscreens, shampoos, and even tissues. But aloe is one herb you're better off growing yourself.

Skin care and aloe vera

One could almost equate aloe vera to a "good fairy" among all the natural ingredients we find in skin care products today.

Use of Aloe to Heal Burn Wounds

Reviewed: Maenthaisong R, Chaiyakunapruk N, Niruntraporn S, Kongkaew C. The efficacy of aloe vera used for burn wound healing: a systematic review. Burns. 2007. In press.

The gel of the leaves of the aloe (Aloe vera, Aloeaceae) plant has long been used for many purposes, particularly for burn wound healing. The authors note that in their country of Thailand, aloe vera gel is included in the Thai Herbal Fundamental Public Health Drug List as burn wound therapy. They conducted a systematic review to determine the efficacy of topical aloe vera for the treatment of burn wounds.

Aloe a summer must-have & so much more

Two hours on the phone with Gene Hale, in "faraway" Irving, Texas, dispelled some of my misconceptions that aloe is one of those unglamorous, goopey, bland products limited only to soothing burns and healing wounds.

Hale, as the Executive Director of the International Aloe Science Council, Inc. (IASC), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to maintaining the highest quality standards for aloe products worldwide, knows aloe's myriad uses very well, indeed.

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