Studies on Aloe Vera Presented

January 5, 2004

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Studies on Aloe Vera Presented


Studies on Aloe Vera Presented

IRVING, Texas--At the 22nd Annual Seminar of theInternational Aloe Science Council (IASC), held in Las Vegas from Oct. 15 to 19,several studies were presented involving Aloe vera from Carrington LaboratoriesInc. (www.carringtonlabs.com).

Among the studies presented, one examined the structure and chemicalcomposition of aloe vera L. pulp, isolated its structural components andexamined its carbohydrate compositions; its beneficial effects are thought tostem from its polysaccharide components. Researchers found the pulp to containdifferent polysaccharides which may be isolated together or individually,depending on the processing methods used. They wrote Different pulpprocessing methods may lead to enrichment or elimination of certain pulpcomponents and hence the polysaccharides associated with them. They hopetheir findings will help in the development of better controlled processingmethods and applications for Aloe vera.

Other studies found an HPLC (High Performance Liquid Chromatography) methodmay meet the requirements of the European Union (EU) of detecting aloe infoodstuffs and beverages; increased hematopoietic and hematologic activity wasfound in a 99-percent pure carbohydrate fraction from Aloe vera extractscompared to the starting material of purified Aloe vera gel; and Aloe vera maybe able to play a role in diabetic wound healing modulation, among others.

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