Aloe Vera Current History
Dr. A Farkas and Robert A. Mayer M.D,. filed for and received U.S. patent on Aloe Polyuronide. Their patent application proposed that this was the active healing agent in various species of the Aloe plant, including Aloe barbadensis Miller. (Note: This substance is a complex compound which contains four separate mannose compounds, similar to those described by Carrington Laboratories)
Dr. O.P. Agarwal, M.D., F.I.C.A, Uttar Pradesh, India. Recorded that Aloe had virtually eliminated heart disease, stress related disorders, and diabetes in over 4700 of the 5000 patients, which were followed for five years. All patients were instructed to take approximately 4oz. of fresh Aloe Vera plant and 3/4oz of the husk of isabgol and mix it with wheat flour to make a loaf of bread. Treatment consisted of eating one loaf of Aloe bread per day.
Doctors of Department of Medicine, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia, stated that the dried sap of the Aloe plant is used in the Arabian peninsula for its ability to lower the blood glucose in diabetic patients. Paper concludes that Aloes contain a hypoglycemic agent which lowers the blood glucose.
Researchers from Okinawa, Japan reported in the Japanese Journal of Cancer Research, that Aloe contained at least three anti-tumor agents, emodin, mannose, and lectin. The researchers concluded that Aloe controls pulmonary carcinogenesis and is effective in the treatment of leukemia and sarcoma and that it would prevent the development of tumors.
According to the Cosmetic, Fragrance, and Toiletry Association (CTFA), Aloe Vera gel is by far the most popular cosmetic and toiletry ingredient in the United States. Named as number one by over thirty three percent of a cross section of consumers.
The following DVM and PhD's presented a paper in Brussels Belgium, in April 1990, Jasbir B. Kohlon, Maurice C. Kemp, Ni Yawei, Robert H. Carpenter, William M. Shannon, and Bill H. McAnalley. Research concluded that Aloe, or a substance extracted from it, is a very effective treatment against HIV-1 and other strains of the virus which causes AIDS. Research confirms that daily ingestion (20 oz. or more) can act as a immunization against the HIV infection. In HIV positive or AIDS patients, Aloe: (1.) keeps infected T-4 cells from reproducing the virus, (2.) either kills free virus in the blood or it stimulates the individual's immune system to kill the virus or both, (3.) it stops the disease AIDS from developing in HIV positive patients and can completely reverse the disease in those with AIDS, and (4.) some patients become Syro-negative. (The virus or antibody to the virus can no longer be found in the blood.)
Ian R. Tizard, PhD, of Texas A&M, reported in the Journal of Molecular Biotherapy, that Aloe mannose was highly effective against feline leukemia and soft tissue cancer in cats and dogs.
Dr. James Duke, United States Department of Agriculture, approved the use of Aloe mannose as a treatment of soft tissue cancer in animals and feline leukemia.
United States Food and Drug Administration approves Aloe for human testing against the human immune-deficiency virus (HIV), the virus which causes AIDS. M.D. Anderson, Cancer Center, study suggests that Aloe can stop immune system damage caused by sunburn. According to the International Aloe Science Council (IASC), most major bands of cosmetic and toiletries contain less than two percent Aloe. Most experts agree that a concentration of 25 to 40% is necessary for a cosmetic product to have any benefits. Dr. Wendell Winters, University of Texas Health Science Center, at San Antonio, reported Aloe contains at least 140 substances. Substances which control cell growth and division, reduce inflammation, stimulates the growth of white cells and other immune-function cells, wound healer and infection fighter. Winters calls Aloe "a pharmacy in a plant."
There are no test procedures which can be used to absolutely identify the presence of Aloe in a health drink or in a cosmetic product, much less its concentration. Latest of these tests, including those developed by International Aloe Science Council, can be easily manipulated to produce false test results. Aloe industry is virtually unregulated and no government agency has taken any action to eliminate bad Aloe products from the market.
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