Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Aloe Vera

I just found on the market a Aloe vera juice I did not know they had it, I know that has a lot of medicinal propeties because my Mom use it put in on shampoo to stop the hair from falling, in our feet to treat athlete's feet, also for burning wounds when we went to the beach and get to much sun, also my Mom use to drink it with pineaple juice and pieces of aloe vera smoothie for a lot of things, I have heard is very good help for people with cancer too, the nutrients and substances that this plant contais are various and also helps for people with inflammatory sickness ulcerative colitiss, my friend from Japan told me her Grandmother use to rub her body with the aloe vera plant gel to get ride of fevers too, the antinflammatory effect could have stop the fever, isn't it amazing?

to learn some more I found some info in wikipedia...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aloe_Vera
Aloe succotrina, from Koehler's Medicinal-Plants (1887)
Aloe vera has been used externally to treat various skin conditions such as cuts, burns and eczema. It is alleged that sap from Aloe vera eases pain and reduces inflammation.
Evidence on the effects of Aloe vera sap on wound healing, however, is contradictory (Vogler and Ernst, 1999). A study performed in the 1990s showed that the healing time of a moderate to severe burn was reduced when the wound was treated on a regular basis with Aloe vera gel, compared to the healing of the wound covered in a gauze bandage.

Aloe vera's beneficial properties may be attributed to mucopolysaccharides in the inner gel of the leaf, especially acemannan. An injectable form of acemannan manufactured and marketed by Carrington Laboratories as Acemannan Immunostimulant™ has been approved in the USA for treatment of fibrosarcomaa (a type of cancerr) in dogs and cats after clinical trials. It has not been approved for use by humans, and, although it is not a drug, its sale is controlled and it can only be obtained through a veterinary doctor.

I wonder why is not aproved for humans, if it works!!!



4 comments:

jollyjo said...

Ahhh...the magic of Aloe Vera. Growing up I thought this plant could be used for just about anything (despite the slime and smell....lol).

Now grown up, I am not sure it works in all cases but the legend lives on...

Shine said...

Yup, I guess is kind a hard to belive, I know people that swears that help them get ride of cancer but there is no way I can prove it, the taste is bad one of my sisters use it to stop nursing her 4 year old boy, she will put the sabila in her nipple so the kid will decide to not nurse anymore by himself hahaha

TRINA said...

I just want to add that even if there are a lot of benefits to using aloe vera one should also be aware that in some cases, for some ilnesses, it is not recommended due to some side effects.

Shine said...

Hi Trina, thank you for stoping by I apreciate every comment and you are right in some rare cases or overdose can ocurr specially allergic reaction or special conditions of the patient, we cannot forget that plants contain sustances that if use wisely can act as the best medicine, but abuse or irresponsible use can lead to some risk there is Naturopatic doctors out there that can help every person figure out, and always read and be informed about any tecnique you are about to use.
Herbal therapy is medicine, the fact that is natural doesn't mean that cannot be harmful that is why there is profesionals of the natural health, here is some websites that explain some of the adverse effects, anyways in most cases the benefits can over power the risk, thank you for you comments! Have a wonderefull day.
http://www.herbmed.org/subcategory.asp?varSubcategory_ID=5&varHerb_ID=3
http://www.herbmed.org/Herbs/Herb3.htm