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Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera – A Natural Medicine for Good Health

Posted February 3, 2014

Aloe Vera is a short stem plant with green succulent leaves widely found in the tropical and sub tropical regions of the world. Aloe Vera is the oldest and famous medicinal plant that has been used for thousands of years in various cultures in traditional home remedies. It has excellent anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti- fungal and anti-inflammatory properties and contains minerals and vitamins. It is used to treat a number of skin ailments and health conditions and is also used in the production of cosmetics like, hair gel, shampoos, body lotion, oil etc.

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Aloe’s Recent Attention

Posted November 5, 2013

As aloe products continue to gain popularity among supplement manufacturers, the botanical has attracted additional industry attention through a recent study by the National Toxicology Program (NTP). The research raised safety concerns regarding carcinogenic effects from an aloe vera whole-leaf extract. However, the industry immediately fought back and defended the ingredient by pointing out the type of aloe presented in the study is hardly used in finished goods, so consumers should not be deceived by the misleading research. Several other studies surfaced shortly after the release of NTP’s research, which helped to separate fact from fiction and reiterate aloe’s safety.

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What is aloe vera?

Posted September 9, 2013

Aloe vera, sometimes described as a “wonder plant”, is a short-stemmed shrub that only occurs in cultivation – it cannot be found in the wild. Some related Aloes occur naturally in North Africa. An Aloe is a genus containing more than 500 species of flowering succulent plants.

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Aloe Polymannose Improves Function in AD Patients

Posted February 20, 2013

A new study by University of Miami researchers found an Aloe polymannose multinutrient complex (APMC) improved cognitive and immune function of Alzheimer’s disease patients. The study, “The Effect of an Aloe Polymannose Multinutrient Complex on Cognitive and Immune Functioning in Alzheimer’s Disease,” was published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease in January 2013.

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Micronutrient Powders Reduce Anemia and Iron Deficiency in Infants in Low-Income Countries, Review Finds

Posted April 30, 2012

Adding a powder that contains several vitamins and minerals, including iron, zinc and vitamin A, to the semi-solid foods taken by infants and children between six months and two years of age, can reduce their risk of anemia and iron deficiency. This is the conclusion of a new Cochrane Systematic Review.

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