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(ăl`ōz), drug obtained from the aloealoe
[Gr.], any species of the genus Aloe, succulent perennials of the family Lilaceae (lily family), native chiefly to the warm dry areas of S Africa and also to tropical Africa, but cultivated elsewhere. The juice of aloe leaves contains the purgative aloin.
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; also a biblical name for an aromatic substance of various uses, mentioned in connection with myrrh and spices and thought to be the fragrant wood of the modern aloeswood (also called eaglewood, agalloch, or agilawood), an Aquilaria native to Asia. In the East the aloeswood has been valued for medicinal purposes, as an incense, and for the beautiful grain of its wood, which takes a high polish and was used for setting precious stones. The tree lignaloes mentioned in the Book of Numbers, sometimes thought to be the aloeswood, may have been a different plant. The aloe and the American aloe, or agave (see amaryllisamaryllis
, common name for some members of the Amaryllidaceae, a family of mostly perennial plants with narrow, flat leaves and with lilylike flowers borne on separate, leafless stalks.
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), are not to be confused with the aloes of the Scriptures.
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Otherwise known as: Aloe Barbadensis, Aloe Vulgaris
Effect of aloes on blood glucose levels in normal and alloxan diabetic mice.
The supposed therapeutic uses of Aloe vera are not exclusive to the species and may be found to a lesser or greater degree in the gels of all aloes, and indeed are shared with large numbers of plants belonging to the family Asphodelaceae.
The quantitative conversion of barbaloin to aloe-emodin and its application to the evaluation of aloes. J.
Bahrain's soils and weather conditions are ideal for growing the living "first-aid kit" Aloe Vera (Aloe barbadensis), widely known as the "true aloe" or "medicine plant".
Presumably the two maxima for the Aloes are due to the re-release from the liver (first-pass effect).
Some aloes (pronounced al-ohs), are miniatures,each rosette no more than a few inches across; some are giants that stretch head- or house-high; many are in between.
Aloe, aloe capensis, aloe spicata, aloe vera, Barbados aloe, Cape aloe, chirukattali (India), Curacao aloe, Ghai kunwar (India), Ghikumar (India), Indian aloes, kumari (Sanskrit), luhui (Chinese), rokai (Japanese), subr (Arabic), Zanzibar aloe [5,19,20].
The Aloe genus comprises 581 accepted species [1] that belong to the family Xanthorrhoeaceae which was previously categorized under Liliaceae [2].
In the previous report from this laboratory [8], the merit of using Aloe vera food supplements as antidiabetic drugs was scrutinised following the listing of the plant along with others by the Diabetes UK website [9] under the heading of "Herbal and Natural Therapies" [10].
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