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  Aloe L.
 
Scientific Name  Aloe L.
Family Name  Aloeaceae
Common Name  Aloe, aloe barbadensis, Barbados aloe, Cape aloe, Sabila, Savila, Zabila
Photo link  authorpics/aloePic.cfm
Studies on Diabetes  Normal and diabetic Wistar albino rats; normal and diabetic rats decreased fasting glucose 27% after 1 week. Different parts of aloe had different effects (Al-Awaid et. al., 1987).
Other Uses  Burns, constipation, dermatitis, wound healing (Johnson 2002).
Formulations used by  Informants  Liquados
Phytochemistry  Active constituents include emodin, anthrone, dithranol, andchrysarobin (NMCD http://www.naturaldatabase.com/monograph.asp?mono_id=607&brand_id=, accessed 4/30/04).
Potential Adverse  Effects  Allergic Reactions have been noted. Internal use can cause gastrointestinal disorders including obstruction, diarrhea, and electrolyte and fluid imbalance (Johnson 2002).
Potential Medication  Interactions  May increase potency of diabetic medication. Cardiovascular medication: may cause fluid depletion, electrolyte imbalance (Johnson 2002).
References  http://www.itis.usda.gov/index.html

 

 

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