Today we dove into another clinical study, Medicinal Applications and Toxicological Activities of Aloe Products, by V. Steenkamp and M.J. Stewart. We hope to inform our readers about the key components of Aloe that provide such great benefits. Listed below are the effects that Steenkamp and Stewart found in different studies from the implementation of aloe products, followed by the components that cause the benefit:

  • Regulating normal inflammatory response effects: Compounds Veracylglucans A, B, and C
  • Regulation of normal cell growth: Veracylglucan A and Veraglucan B
  • Enhances normal cell proliferation: Veraglucan C
  • Relieves discomfort caused by swelling: Enzymes carboxypeptidase and bradykinase
  • Soothes normal gastrointestinal function: Aloe Vera gel
  • Supports normal elimination of feces: Aloe-emodin
  • Supports normal response to UV or radiation-induced skin reactions: Aloe Vera gel component
  • Wound-healing activity: Mannose-6-phosphate and polysaccharides in Aloe Vera that act as immunostimulants
  • Encourages Wound Contraction: A glycoprotein fraction from Aloe Vera
  • Regulates Glucose Tolerance: Extracts of Aloe gum
  • Regulates normal blood sugar: Aloe Vera sap
  • Modulation of Blood Glucose Levels: Oral administration of the ethanol extract of Aloe vera gel
    Promote Growth of Normal Human Cells in Culture: Lectin-like substances from Aloe vera leaves
  • Promotes normal cell function: Aloe-emodin
  • Activate Macrophages: Aloeride¬†– a starch found in aloe
  • Supports Antibody Production: Polysaccharides
  • Protects Liver: Aloe-emodin
  • Moisturizer/Shampoo/Suntan Lotion/Sunburn: Aloe gel
  • Support for normal weight: Leaves of Aloe vera and Aloe ferox
  • Supports normal skin structure helping with blemishes: Leaves of Aloe vera and Aloe ferox

The use of Aloe can be traced as far back as 1500 B.C. Aloe was used by people from many cultures. Recent studies have been done to show evidence of these benefits and those many uses.

We hope that our readers can see the diverse benefits that occur from Aloe products. To find in-depth explanations why these elements of Aloe cause these benefits please click here