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Aloe vera can help with a variety of human health problems.

The benefits come from its unique consistency of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, sugars, anthraquinones, lignin, saponins, fatty acids, salicylic acid and amino acids. Aloe vera is most effective on two areas of the body – the immune system and epithelial tissue.


Known to herbalists and medical folklorists for centuries as the " medical plant " or "the potted physician", this cactus-like plant with green dagger-shaped leaves filled with a clear, viscous gel was brought from Africa to North America in the sixteenth century. But long before this, Aloe Vera, whose name means "shining bitter substance," was widely regarded as a master healing plant.  The ancient Egyptians referred to Aloe Vera as the "plant of immortality" and included it among the funerary gifts buried with the pharaohs. In recent decades, medical research has confirmed and extended many of the health claims for the shining bitter substance (used topically or consumed as a liquid) that is the heart of Aloe Vera. Here is a brief review of its merits.



The bulk of the Aloe Vera leaf is filled with gel, 96% water with the other 4% containing 75 known substances. Applied to wounds, Aloe Vera gel is a mild anesthetic, relieving itching, swelling, and pain: it also is antibacterial and antifungal, increases blood flow to wounded areas, and stimulates fibroblasts, the skin cells responsible for wound healing.



In a study in the Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand, 27 patients with moderate burn wounds were treated with a gauze coated in either Aloe Vera gel or Vaseline? (petroleum jelly).  The burns healed more quickly in the Aloe group, with an average healing time of 12 days compared to 18 days for the group using Vaseline.



A study published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine established that Aloe Vera works for frostbite as well. Researchers gave standard treatments for frostbite (antibiotics, ibuprofen, and rewarming)  to 154 patients with mild to severe frostbite.
Of patients who additionally received Aloe Vera gel, 67.9% healed without any tissue loss (amputation) compared to 32.7% in the control group.
Researchers concluded that Aloe prevented a decrease of blood flow to the frozen tissues, a common cause of tissue loss in frostbite.



Aloe Vera gel protects against skin damage from X rays, according to researchers at Hoshi University in Japan publishing in the journal Yakugaku Zasshi. They found that Aloe was an effective antioxidant, mopping up the free radicals caused by radiation,
and that it protected two of the body’s healing substances, superoxide dismutase (an antioxidant enzyme) and glutathione (an amino acid which stimulates the immune system).



Aloe Vera juice protective effect was confirmed in a study of 673 lung cancer patients in Okinawa,  Japan, published in the Japanese Journal of Cancer Research. This survey looked at the connection between smoking, comparative amounts of 17 plant foods in the diet; and the occurrence of lung cancer over a five-year period. Aloe Vera was the only one of the plant foods that was protective against cancer."The results of plant epidemiology suggests that Aloe Vera juice prevents human pulmonary carcinogenesis (lung cancer)," stated the researchers. Further, Aloe is "widely preventive or suppressive against various human cancers."



Aloe Vera juice can be effective for treating inflammatory bowel disease, according to a study in the Journal of Alternative Medicine.
Ten patients were given two ounces of Aloe Vera juice, three times daily, for seven days. After one week, all patients were cured of diarrhea, four had improved bowel regularity, and three reported increased energy(!). Researchers concluded that Aloe was able to rebalance the intestines by "regulating gastrointestinal pH while improving gastrointestinal motility, increasing stool specific gravity, and reducing populations of certain fecal microorganisms, including yeast.", Other studies have shown that Aloe Vera juice helps to detoxify the bowel, neutralize stomach acidity, and relieve constipation and gastric ulcers.



Aloe Vera juice reduced the blood sugar levels in diabetics, as reported in Hormone Research. Five patients with adult (non-insulin- dependent) diabetes were given 1/2 teaspoon of Aloe Vera extract juice daily for up to 14 weeks.. Blood sugar levels were reduced in all patients by an average of 45%!, with no change in their total weight.

The Effects of Lifelong Aloe Ingestion on Aging and Pathology!

The use of Aloe Vera has crossed the barriers of time and culture in its promise to alleviate a broad range of illnesses. The basis of its reputation resides mainly with the steadfast beliefs in claims of its curative properties but without hard scientific evidence. The objective of our study was to initiate a systematic and scientific investigation of the effects of long-term Aloe ingestion on laboratory rats. Utilizing well-characterized inbred male F344 rats, housed under specific pathogen-free barrier conditions, we determined longevity, age-related pathology, and selected physiological and metabolic parameters.
A total of 360 rats were divided into four groups:
Group 1 (control) was fed a semi-synthetic diet without Aloe;
Group 2 was fed a diet containing a 1% freeze-dried Aloe filet;
Group 3 was fed a diet containing a 1% charcoal-processed, freeze-dried Aloe filet;
Group 4 was given whole leaf Aloe (0.02%) in drinking water.

For the longevity and pathological studies, 60 rats from each group were used.. For the physiological and metabolic studies, 30 rats were sacrificed at 4, 8, and 16 months of age.

A summary of results are as follows: Aloe ingestion, both crude and processed, was shown to extend (-10%) average life span and slow the mortality rate doubling time. Also, several beneficial effects from Aloe ingestion on age-related disease were found: Group 2 and 3 showed a lower incidence of atrial thrombosis than Group 1. Furthermore, Group 2 showed a significantly lower incidence of fatal chronic nephropathy and occurrence of multiple causes of death compared to the control group. All groups ingesting Aloe showed a slightly lower incidence of fatal leukemia.  Moreover, no adverse, toxic effects were found with the ingestion of Aloe Vera.

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  1. January 22nd, 2009 at 07:10 | #1

    What do you mean about Aloe vera ?

    February 17th, 2009 at 22:43 | #2

    Aloe vera is a safe, natural and organically grown product. It has been around for centuries and well known for its healing properties, having been called the Healing Plant, the Burns Plant, the Medicine Plant, etc. Aloe vera is the principal ingredient in FLP products, which can be used both inside the body and topically. Aloe vera is most effective on two areas of the body – the immune system and epithelial tissue.

  3. Addis Meleskachew
    March 11th, 2009 at 00:55 | #3

    It is good to have such information about your products. But it does’nt give us information about the gel drink for kids according to their age range. For example my kid is one year old and I want to give her aloe vera gel, ” BITS N’ PEACHES”. But am not sure if it is appropraite even if she started to eat solid foods.

  4. Neeraj Bagga
    April 6th, 2009 at 10:01 | #4

    I am from Lucknow , UP, India, how can i get the products.


  5. April 6th, 2009 at 14:42 | #5

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  6. lamagiaaloevera
    June 9th, 2011 at 03:29 | #6

    Déle a su médico a descanso además de salvar dinero en médicas, ver, el "doctor milagro" Aloe vera remedios caseros casa

  7. hiyaitsRAY
    June 9th, 2011 at 15:55 | #7

    if you mouth “aloe vera juice” it looks like you’re saying “i love you”

  8. Eryemil
    June 11th, 2011 at 11:25 | #8

    Because the entire foreskin isn’t being used for that, some of the cells within it are—I assume some undifferentiated keratinocytes which are skin cells. They wouldn’t use the neurons, myocytes or any of the structures of the foreskin as a whole.

  9. sierra1820
    June 15th, 2011 at 06:50 | #9

    its better to get it inside out because if u do it outside in all of the dead skin cells go in the hole xD

  10. SkepDoc 2.0
    June 17th, 2011 at 04:52 | #10


    there is no such thing as "alternative medicine" There is only medicine that has been scientifically proven efficacious and safe, and that which hasn't.

    Medical doctors who use so called Alternative medicine (S.C.A.M.) are deluding themselves.
    It's just the placebo effect.

  11. lvr8631
    June 18th, 2011 at 04:12 | #11

    feels like aloe vera can heal anything, really

  12. shokk k
    June 19th, 2011 at 13:51 | #12

    The drink is not exceptionally popular nor common in most places (except juice bars), so it would be referred to as "aloe vera juice" so people would know exactly what you were speaking about.

  13. Jalbietz
    June 20th, 2011 at 01:34 | #13

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  14. justrein@blogspot.com
    June 20th, 2011 at 05:05 | #14

    Twist outs! Twists and bobby pins. lol I use Biosilk shampoo, aloe vera gel, any light oils, water via spray bottle. The best way to know your hair is to do a twist out, that way you'll see what it looks like not manipulated by tons of product. And cute earrings! Curly hair will never frame your face the same as straight hair did. Think outside that box.

  15. Chuckie
    June 28th, 2011 at 18:18 | #15

    What makes an amino acid is essential is the body cannot produce them on its own. The only way you can get these are through diet, while nonessential amino acids are obtained through your diet and your body produces them. All amino acids are important for health though.

  16. andy t
    July 1st, 2011 at 11:26 | #16

    No it doesn't cause any health problems at all.

  17. kilauemas
    July 3rd, 2011 at 02:32 | #17

    No it doesn't cause any health problems at all.

  18. ingridmedeiros2
    July 4th, 2011 at 19:12 | #18

    Mascarilla natural para cabello graso con Aloe Ver…

  19. engaroman
    July 7th, 2011 at 02:05 | #19

    Esta noche voy a probar una nueva almohada viscolástica con aloe vera. He intentado cortarme afeitándome para ver si funciona #staytuned

  20. nibargerswife51482
    July 7th, 2011 at 02:24 | #20

    Very interesting video! I didn’t know that when skin darkens is actually a protection agains UV Rays but know i have a doubt, if you use sun blocking products will skin get darken too or not necessarely? At Symposier there is more information on skin damage caused by the sun for physicians interested in this topic just like Dr. Schultz.

  21. BlackFridaySales
    November 17th, 2011 at 16:32 | #21

    SPF 4 provides 4 times your natural protection from the sun. Formulated to provide protection from UVA rays that may contribute to skin damage, premature aging of the skin, and skin cancer. UVAUVB Protection WATERPROOF PABA Free Aloe Vitamin E No Mineral Oil Recyclable Packaging…

  22. Kevin
    December 1st, 2011 at 11:46 | #22

    Where to find jojoba oil and aloe vera gel for hair in victorian shops?

  23. Patricia Farmer
    December 3rd, 2011 at 00:02 | #23

    Me and my friend were actully discussing this the other day! Now I know that I was right. lol!

  24. Mark
    December 3rd, 2011 at 00:02 | #24

    I wasn?t aware of the many ripples and depth to this story until I surfed here through Google! Great job.

  25. Effie Blair
    December 18th, 2011 at 00:29 | #25

    Read food labels. Make sure you consume your daily recommended calorie intake.

  26. Ronnie
    May 7th, 2012 at 04:18 | #26

    Why not plant yourself an herbal tea garden?? * NOTE : If you are going to use any herbs first make sure they are food safe.

  27. Renee Pullen
    May 11th, 2012 at 18:08 | #27

    Herbal tea is usually low in tannins and can be steeped longer to make an intense strong infusion. It is a very popular health drink today for its various therapeutic properties. It is popular type of tea from eras that offer huge numbers of health benefits to our body. It is specially considered to have health benefits.? Tea as a beverage has been enjoyed by people across centuries. Herbal tea is sometimes enjoyed for its delicious taste and many times enjoyed for its medicinal properties.

  28. Dougherty
    May 16th, 2012 at 12:01 | #28

    Taking any herbal tea produced by any unlicensed manufacturer can lead to various complications.

  29. Madeline Gilbert
    May 18th, 2012 at 20:57 | #29

    Many experts believe that herbal teas are best made from loose tea leaves but there is certainly nothing wrong with using herbal tea bags if the convenience suits you better.

  30. Janet
    May 29th, 2012 at 11:59 | #30

    If anything the greatest danger lies in the chemicals added during cultivation and in this herbal tea is the same as any other tea.

  31. Lundquist
    June 4th, 2012 at 02:36 | #31

    Then I started drinking an herbal tea formula (Rainforest Herbs) and all my symptoms went away very quickly.

  32. ramabadran seshadri iyengar
    August 21st, 2012 at 21:43 | #32

    aloe vera is indispensable for human life

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