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Toxicology & Carcinogenesis Studies of Emodin
Emodin is a naturally occurring anthraquinone present in the roots and bark of numerous plants of the genus Rhamnus . Extracts from the roots, bark, and/or dried leaves of buckthorn, senna, cascara, aloe, frangula, and rhubarb have been used as laxatives since ancient times and currently are widely used in the preparation of herbal laxative preparations.
Extraction, Purification, Structural Characteristics, Biological Activities and Pharmacological Applications of Acemannan
In this review, recent advancements in the extraction, purification, structural characteristics and biological activities of acemannan from Aloe vera were summarized. Among these advancements, the structural characteristics of purified polysaccharides were reviewed in detail.
Toxicology & Carcinogenesis Studies of a Nondecolorized Whole Leaf Extract of Aloe Vera
Aloe barbadensis Miller, Aloe vera, has enjoyed a long history of lay acceptance as an herbal remedy and is perhaps the most popular herbal remedy in use today.
Aloin, a Component of the Aloe Vera Plant Leaf, Induces Pathological Changes and Modulates the Composition of Microbiota in the Large Intestines of F344/N Male Rats
The primary goal of this study was to determine whether or not the administration of aloin, a component of the Aloe vera plant leaf, would replicate the pathophysiological effects that were observed in rats in the previous study with an Aloe vera whole leaf extract.
Propagation Techniques and Agronomic Requirements for the Cultivation of Barbados Aloe
Barbados aloe ( Aloe vera (L.) Burm. F.) has traditionally been used for healing in natural medicine. However, aloe is now attracting great interest in the global market due to its bioactive chemicals which are extracted from the leaves and used in industrial preparations for pharmaceutical, cosmetic, and food products.
Evolutionary history and leaf succulence as explanations for medicinal use in aloes and the global popularity of Aloe vera
Aloe vera supports a substantial global trade yet its wild origins, and explanations for its popularity
over 500 related Aloe species in one of the world’s largest succulent groups, have remained uncertain. We
developed an explicit phylogenetic framework to explore links between the rich traditions of medicinal use and leaf
succulence in aloes.
Safety of Purified Decolorized (Low Antraquinone) Whole leaf Aloe Vera
Decolorized (purified, low anthraquinone) whole leaf Aloe vera (L.) Burm. f. juice was administered at concentrations of 0%, 0.5%, 1% and 2% in the drinking water of F344Du rats for 3 months without any adverse effect.
Toxicologic Assessment of a Commercial Decolorized Whole Leaf Aloe Vera Juice
Aloe vera, a common ingredient in cosmetics, is increasingly being consumed as a beverage supplement. Although consumer interest in aloe like stems from its association with several health benefits, a concern has also been raised by a National Toxicology Program Report that a nondecolorized whole leaf aloe vera extract taken internally by rats was associated with intestinal mucosal hyperplasia and ultimately malignancy.
Processing, food applications and safety of aloe vera products: a review
Health benefits of aloe vera include its application in wound healing, treating burns, minimizing frost bite damage, protection against skin damage from x-rays, lung cancer, intestinal problems, increasing high density lipoprotein (HDL), reducing low density lipoprotein (LDL), reducing blood sugar in diabetics, fighting acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), allergies and improving immune system.
Safety studies conducted on a proprietary high-purity aloe vera inner leaf fillet preparation, Qmatrix
This publication describes safety studies conducted on a proprietary high-purity aloe vera inner leaf fillet preparation, Qmatrix .
Toxicology & Carcinogenesis Studies of Anthraquinone
Anthraquinone is used as an intermediate in the manufacture of dyes and pigments, an additive in the kraft pulping process in the paper industry, a catalyst in the isomerization of vegetable oils, an accelerator in nickel electroplating, and as a bird repellant.
The Influence of Long-Term Aloe Vera Ingestion on Age-related Disease in Male Fischer 344 Rats
The effects of long-term Aloe vera ingestion on age-related diseases were investigated using male specific pathogen-free (SPF) Fischer 344 rats. This study demonstrates that life-long Aloe vera ingestion produced neither harmful effects nor deleterious changes. In addition, Aloe vera ingestion appeared to be associated with some beneficial effects on age-related diseases.