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J Am Podiatr Med Assoc. 1989 Aug;79(8):395-7.

Processed Aloe vera administered topically inhibits inflammation.

Abstract

Aloe vera preparations were evaluated for topical anti-inflammatory activity using the croton oil-induced edema assay. The results show that small amounts of A. vera given topically will inhibit inflammation induced by a moderate amount of irritant. In general, the decolorized Aloe was more effective than the colorized Aloe (with anthraquinone). A 47.1% inhibition of inflammation was obtained by 5% decolorized irradiated Aloe. These results may be used as a baseline to assess the biologic activity of A. vera in the treatment of inflammation by podiatric physicians.

PMID:
2810076
DOI:
10.7547/87507315-79-8-395
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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