Laloe vera è una pianta popolare già da secoli in numerose culture. Probabilmente non vi sono altre piante al mondo che riuniscono in sé così tante proprietà benefiche. Non per nulla laloe viene chiamata anche la farmacia in un vaso o pianta miracolosa.
Sulle caratteristiche benefiche del gel di aloe vera, per uso interno ed esterno, vi sono centinaia di pubblicazioni. Qui di seguito riportiamo una piccola antologia, per chi vuole saperne di più:
Agarwal, O.P. (1985, August). “Prevention of Atheromatous Heart Disease.” Angiology, Vol. 36, No. 8, pp. 485-492.
Ajabnoor, M.A. (1990, February) “Effect of Aloes on Blood Glucose Levels in Normal and Alloxan Diabetic Mice.” Journal of Ethnopharmacol, pp. 215-220.
Al-awadi, F.M., Gumaa, K.A. (1987, January-March). “Studies on the Activity of Individual Plants of an Antibiotic Plant Mixture.”(Areport of aloe vera effectively increasing glucose tolerance in both normal and diabetic rats.) Acta Diabetol Lat (Italy), pp. 37-41.
Arber, A. (1970). Herbals: their Origin and Evolution 1470-1670. 2nd ed., Darien, Connecticut.
Bland, Jeffrey. “Effect of Orally Consumed Aloe Vera Juice on Gastrointestinal Function in Normal Humans”, Preventive Medicine, March/April 1985, 1.
Bouns, T. C. (1947). “The Healing Action of Extracts of Aloe Vera Leaf on Abrasions of Human Skin.” American Journal of Botany, pp. 34, 597.
Blitz, J. J., Smith, J.W., and Gerard J.R. (1963, April). “Aloe Vera Gel in Peptic Ulcer Therapy: Preliminary Report.” Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, Vol. 62, pp. 731 ff.
Bovik, E. G. (1966). “Panacea or Old Wives' Tales?” Tex Dent J, 84:13-16.
Brasher, W.J., Zimmermann, E.R., and Collings, C.K. (1969, January). “The Effects of Prednisolone, Idomethacin, and Aloe Vera Gel on Tissue Culture Cells.” Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology, Vol. 27, pp. 122ff.
Brown, S. (1967, August). “Aloe Vera: Could it Be the Magical Ingredient for the Fountain of Youth?” The Floral Magazine, pp. 35ff.
Bruce, W.G. (1967, October). “Investigations of Antibacterial Activity in the Aloe.” South African Medical Journal, Vol. 41, p. 984.
Bryan, C.P. (1930). Ancient Egyptian Medicine: The Papyrus Ebers. London.
Cheney, R.H. (1970). “Aloe Drug in Human Therapy.” Quarterly Journal Crude Drug Res, 10:1523-15.
Cock, F.W. (1918). “Aloes as a Local Sedative.” British Medical Journal, Vol. 2, p. 256.
Cole, H.N., and K.K. Chen (1943). “Aloe Vera in Oriental Dermatology.” Archives of Dermatology and Syphilology. Vol. 47, p. 250.
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Collins, C.E., and Collins, C. (1935, March). “Roentgen Dermatitis Treated with Fresh Whole Leaf of Aloe Vera,” American Journal of Roentgenology, Vol. 33, pp. 396f.
Collins, C.E. (1935, June). “Alvagel as a Therapeutic Agent in the Treatment of Roentgen and Radium Burns.” The Radiological Review and Chicago Medical Recorder, Vol. 57, pp. 137f.
Crewe, J.E. (1937). “The External Use of Aloes.” Minn Med, 20: 670-673.
Crewe, J. E. (1939). “Aloes in the Treatment of Burns and Scalds.” Minn Mid, 22:538-539.
Danhof, I. Potential Benefits from Orally-ingested Internal Aloe Vera Gel. International Aloe Science Council, Irving (Texas), 1991, 10th Annual Aloe Scientific Seminar.
Davis, R.H.. “The Conductor Orchestra Theory”, 10; “Biological Standarization of Aloe Vera”, Aloe Today, Fall/Winter 1993, 12.
Davis, R.H., J.J. DiDonato, G.M. Hartman, and R.C. Haas, “Anti-Inflammatory and Wound Healing Activity of a Growth Substance in Aloe Vera”, Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association 84 (1994): 77.
Davis, R.H., J.J. DiDonato, G.M. Hartman, and R.C. Haas, Growth Factors in Aloe Vera, Pennsylvania Academy of Science 66 (1993): 181.
Davis, R.H., J.J. DiDonato, G.M. Hartman, and R.C. Haas, “Mannose-6-Phosphate: Anti-Inflammatory and Wound Healing Activity of a Growth Substance in Aloe Vera”, Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association 84 (1994): 77.
Day, W.B. “The Botany of Aloe”, Journal of the American Pharmacological Association 11 (1992): 620.
Desert Harvest. (1995). “Desert Harvest Whole-Leaf Aloe Vera Capsules in Interstitial Cystitis: AStudy Conducted at the Urology Wellness Center, Rockville, Maryland.” Transcripts of the ICAScientific Symposium, San Diego, California.
El-Zawahry, M., Hegazy, M.R., and Helal, M. (1973, January-Februay). “Use of Aloe in Treating Leg Ulcers and Dermatoses.” International Journal of Dermatology, Vol. 12, pp. 68ff.
Extract of Aloe U.S.S.R. Moscow. Supplement to clinical data. Medexpori Onological Institute. Director Prof. Savitsky.
Fantus, B. (August 1922). “Aloes as Medicine.” Journal of the American Pharmaceutical Association, Vol. 11, pp. 616ff.
Fine, A., and Brown, S. (1938). “Cultivation and Clinical Application of Aloe Vera Leaf.” Radiology, Vol. 31, pp. 735f.
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Flagg, J. (1959, October) “Aloe Vera Gel in Dermatological Preparations.” American Perfumer and Aromatics, Vol. 74, pp. 27ff.
Fly, L.B., and Kiem, L. (1963, January-March). “Tests of Aloe Vera for Antibiotic Activity.” Economic Botany, Vol. 17, p. 46.
Foster, G.B. (1961). “Aloe Vera First Aid Plant.” The Herb Grower Magazine, Vol. 14, pp. 16ff.
Fujita, K., Suzuki, I., Ochiai, J., Shinpo, K., Inoue, S., and Saito H. (1978). “Specific Reaction of Aloe Extract with Serum Proteins of Various Animals.” Exper, 34:523-524.
Gates, G. (1975, October). “Favorite Plant Aloe Vera.” American Horticulturist, Vol. 64, p. 37.
Gjerstad, G., and Riner, T.D. (1968). “Current Status of Aloe as a Cure-all.” American Journal of Pharmacy, 140:58-64.
Goldberg, A., “Aloe”: Aloe spp., Botanical Series no. 315, (1999), American Botanical Council.
Grayson, T. H., and Linander, C.H. (1983). Aloe Vera's Golden Age, Graylin Enterprises.
Grindlay, D., and T. Reynolds, “The Aloe Vera Phenomenon: A review of the properties and modern uses of the leaf parenchymagel”, Journal of Ethnopharmacology 16 (1986): pp. 117-151.
Halsell, G. (1975, November). “Folk Medicine: Ancestral Gifts for Modern Ills.” Prevention Magazine, Vol. 27, pp. 83ff.
Hart, L.A., P.H. Van Enckevoort, H. Van Dijk, R. Zaat, K.T.D. De Silva, and R.P. LaBadie, “Two Functionally and Chemically Distinct Immunomodulatory Compounds in the Gel of Aloe Vera”, Journal of Ethnopharmacology 23 (1988): 61.
Imanishi, K. (1993). “Aloctin A: An Active Substance of Aloe Arborescens Miller as Immunomodulator.”
Jain, K.K. (1973). The Amazing Story of Health Care in New China. Emmaus, Pennsylvania, pp. 128f.
Karaca, K., Sharma, J.M., and Nordgren, R. (1995). “Nitric Oxide Production by Chicken Macrophages Activated by Acemannan.” Int. 1. Immuno Pharmacol, 17 (3); pp. 183-8.
Kahlon, J.B., M.C. Kemp, R.H. Carpenter, Bill H. McAnnaly, et al., “Inhibition of AIDS Virus Replication by Acamannan in Vitro”, Molecular Biotherapy 3 (1991): 127.
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Kim, H.S., S. Kacew, and B.M. Lee, “In vitro chemopreventive effects of plant polysaccharides (Aloe barbadensis miller, Lentinus edodes, Ganoderma lucidum and Coriolus versicolor)”, Carcinogenesis 20 (1999), pp. 1637-1640.
Koenig, M.C. (1977, October). “Is Topical Aloe Vera Plant Mucus Helpful in Burn Treatment?” Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 238, p. 1170.
Kurilenko, H.A. (1974). “Use of Aloe in Complex Treatment of Patients with Focal Pulmonary T.B.”Vrach Delo, 10:110-111.
Link, J.A. (1978, December). “Burns Healed Fast.” Prevention Magazine, Vol. 30, pp. 17f.
Li- Shih-Chen. (1973). Chinese Medicinal Herbs, translated by F. P. Smith and G. A. Stuart, San Francisco, pp. 29f.
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Lushbaugh, C.C., and Hale, D.B. (1953, July). “Experimental Acute Radiodermatitis Following Betta Irradiation.” Cancer, Vol. 6, pp. 690ff.
Manderville, F.B. (1939). “Aloe Vera in Treatment of Radiation Ulcers of Mucous Membranes.” Radiology, 32:598-599.
Morton, J.F. (1961). “Folk Uses and Commercial Exploitation of Aloe Leaf Pulp.” Ebn. Bot , 15:311-319.
New de Franco, K. (1976, April). “Aloe Vera Grows into Natural Medicine.” Organic Gardening & Farming, Vol. 23, pp. 115ff.
Norrris, J. (1973, December). “Aloe Vera the Ancient Wonder Drug.” The Garden Journal of the New York Botanical Garden, Vol. 23, pp. 172f.
Northway, R.B. (1975, January). “Experimental Use of Aloe Vera Extract in Clinical Practice.” Veterinary Medicine/Small Animal Clinician, Vol. 70, p. 89.
Plaskett, L.G. (1996). The Health and Medical Use of Aloe Vera. Life Science Press, Tacoma, Washington.
Pittman, J.C. (1992). “Immune Enhancing Effects of Aloe.” Health Conscious, 13 (1); 2830.
Pugh, N., S.A. Ross, M.A. ElSohly, D.S. Pasco, “Characterization of Aloeride, a new highmolecular-weight polysaccharide from Aloe vera with potent immunostimulatory activity”, Journal Agric. Food Chem. 49 (2001), pp. 1030-1034.
Rovatti, B., and Brennan, R.J. (1959). “Experimental Thermal Burns.” Industrial Medicine and Surgery, Vol. 28, pp. 364ff.
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Rowe, T.D. (1940). “Effect of Fresh Aloe Vera Gel in the Treatment of Third Degree Roentgen Reaction in White Rats.” Journal of the American Pharmaceutical Association, Vol. 29, pp. 348ff. vorige pagina
Saoo, K. et al., “Antiviral Activity of Aloe Extracts against Cytomegalovirus”, Phytotherapy Research 10 (1996), pp. 348-350.
Schaik, A.H. van, “Growing Aloe Vera for Gel Production: Report on four years of agricultural research on Aruba”, Wageningen (Netherlands), 1991.
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Simpson, Harold N. (1994). “Unhealthy Food = Unhealthy People: Ancient Rules for Modern Food.”
Singh, M., Scharma, J.N., Arora, R.B., and Kocher, B.R. (1973). “Beneficial Effect of Aloe Vera in the Healing of Thermal Burns and Radiation Injury in Albino Rats.” Indian Journal of Pharmacy, Vol. 5, p. 258.
Smith, J. (1976, February 5 (Thursday). “Aloe Plant Heals Its Way Through History.” Naples Daily News, Naples, Florida, Section D.
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