ALOE BARBADENSIS MILLER or ALOE VERA, is dolled out by herbalists, naturapaths and general nae sayers as a cure all and serious anti-oxident. Oops, turns out the ferril desert dweller may Cause Cancer, Not Cure.
The rodents were given relatively high doses of a whole-leaf extract of Aloe Vera over two years. In rats given water containing 1.5 per cent by weight of the extract, 39 per cent of females and 74 per cent of males had malignant or benign tumours in their large intestines. None of these growths were seen in rats given pure drinking water.
A quick trawl of the net revaels and abundance of advice, freely given with little warning of possible detrimental effect, example: Aloe vera is one of the herbs that have a variety benefits. Aloe vera belongs in the Liliaceae family who have a variety of chemical constituents that can help the body’s health. Chemical constituents found in Aloe Vera are on the roots and leaves contain aloin, barbaloin, isobarbaloin, aloenin, aloesin, aloe-emodin, verasilglukan. Aloe vera is a plant that rod-shaped shrub with a height approximately 30 cm-50 cm, dark green with little spines toothed surface of the skin. Efficacy of Aloe Vera for health, such as:
* Smooths Skin
* Help Nourish Hair
* Heat Treat Stomach
* Blood circulation
* Reduce high blood pressure
* Asthma cure
* Tuberculosis or TB cure”
It’s not yet clear what the results mean for people consuming products containing aloe vera as part of a “natural health regime.
“At this stage, we’re looking at designing the next round of experiments,” says Daniel Fabricant at the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which contributed to the report, and is responsible for regulating dietary supplements. “We want to relate the results to the commercial products that are out there.”