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Aloe and its therapeutic use

Phytotherapy Research 12(Supplement 1): S124-S127

Aloe and its therapeutic use

The history, use and types of medicinal preparations of Aloe spp. are presented. Latex is used for its laxative effect and should be distinguished from aloe gel, used both in cosmetics and ointments for skin ailments. Whole leaves are used internally as a drink to treat a wide range of human diseases including cancer, AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome), ulcerative colitis and other disturbances.

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Accession: 003035648

DOI: 10.1002/(sici)1099-1573(1998);2-x

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