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What are the uses of aloe vera?

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Studies have shown that aloe gel might be effective in treating psoriasis, seborrhea, dandruff, and minor burns and skin abrasions, as well as radiation-induced skin injuries. Aloe gel also seems helpful in treating the sores caused by genital herpes in men.

There’s also strong evidence that aloe juice (also called latex) taken by mouth is a powerful laxative. Aloe vera gel taken by mouth seems to help people with diabetes by lowering blood sugar levels. It may also help to lower cholesterol.

From: Aloe Vera WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Longe, J., ed. , second edition, 2004. The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center: “About Herbs: Aloe vera.”

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine: “Herbs at a Glance: Aloe vera.”

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database: “Aloe.”

Natural Standard Patient Monograph: “Aloe vera.”

National Toxicology Program: ''Aloe vera.'' 

David Kiefer, MD, research fellow, Department of Family Medicine, University of Wisconsin; clinical assistant professor, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, University of Arizona, Tucson.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on November 08, 2018

SOURCES:

Longe, J., ed. , second edition, 2004. The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center: “About Herbs: Aloe vera.”

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine: “Herbs at a Glance: Aloe vera.”

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database: “Aloe.”

Natural Standard Patient Monograph: “Aloe vera.”

National Toxicology Program: ''Aloe vera.'' 

David Kiefer, MD, research fellow, Department of Family Medicine, University of Wisconsin; clinical assistant professor, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, University of Arizona, Tucson.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on November 08, 2018

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