Aloe (Aloe barbadensis)
Presents information on aloe vera. History of aloe vera; Health benefits of complex carbohydrates or acetylated mannans contained in aloe vera; Effect of manapol on the immune system; Side effec...
This article focuses on the aloe vera plant. It is best known as a soothing remedy for minor burns, rashes and wounds, but when it comes to burns, it does more than just ease pain and inflammatio...
The article discusses topics related to disease prevention beginning in the mouth. It states that poor oral health can contribute to a serious diseases raging from rheumatoid arthritis to stroke ...
Pinyin Name: Lu Hui
Alternate Chinese Names: Xiang Dan
Original Source: Yao Xing Ben Cao (Materia Medica of Medicinal Properties) by Zhen Quan in 600 A.D.
English Name: Aloe
Botanical Name: Aloe vera L. (Ku La Suo Lu Hui); Aloe ferox Mill (Hao Wang Jiao Lu Hui)
Pharmaceutical Name: Aloe
Part Used Medicinally: Stem
Properties: Bitter, Cold
Channels Entered: Liver, Large Intestine
Chinese Therapeutic Actions
1. Purges Downwards
Radiomodifying effects of the leaf extract of Aloe vera were observed on the testes of Swiss albino mice at 50 and 100 mg/kg dose levels. This extract was non-toxic when injected up to 800 mg/kg,...