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J Am Podiatr Med Assoc. 1994 Feb;84(2):77-81.

Anti-inflammatory and wound healing activity of a growth substance in Aloe vera.

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Department of Biomedical Sciences, Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine, Philadelphia.

Abstract

Aloe vera improves wound healing and inhibits inflammation. Since mannose-6-phosphate is the major sugar in the Aloe gel, the authors examined the possibility of its being an active growth substance. Mice receiving 300 mg/kg of mannose-6-phosphate had improved wound healing over saline controls. This dose also had anti-inflammatory activity. The function of mannose-6-phosphate in A. vera is discussed.

PMID:
8169808
DOI:
10.7547/87507315-84-2-77
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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