||Aloe, aloe barbadensis, Barbados aloe, Cape aloe, Sabila, Savila, Zabila
|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).
||Burns, constipation, dermatitis, wound healing (Johnson 2002).
|Formulations used by Informants
||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).