New reports prove that the aloe vera plant, which has been used to heal skin for more than 2,000 years, can also treat many oral health problems including canker sores, cold sores, herpes simplex viruses, lichen planus and gingivitis.
Chicago, Ill. – infoZine – “There is good evidence to support using aloe vera for oral health problems,” says AGD spokesperson Kenton A. Ross, DMD, FAGD. “I believe a number of patients will be interested in this inexpensive alternative.”
Aloe vera accelerates healing and reduces pain associated with canker sores, which are blisters on the lips or mouth. Aloe vera does not have a bad taste or sting when applied, according to the January/February issue of General Dentistry.
The journal article, written by Richard L. Wynn, PhD, mentions a study done on a patient with lichen planus, a disease affecting the skin and oral mucus membranes. The patient drank 2.0 ounces of aloe vera juice daily and topical applied aloe vera lip balm. The oral lesions cleared up in four weeks and complete success was achieved.
Dr. Wynn cited the study as showing that oral health problems can be treated with aloe vera. “Aloe vera can be taken both as the aloe vera juice and aloe vera gel. These are the two modes of delivery recognized by the FDA,” says Dr. Wynn.
Those interested in remedies using aloe vera for oral health problems are encouraged to speak with a dentist for proper treatment techniques.
Treatment and use of aloe vera plants
- Aloe vera plants are available at most plant stores and nurseries.
- Place near a window.
- Water when the soil is dry.
- Do not over water.
- To get the gel out of the plant, use scissors to snip off an inch of the leaf.
- Squeeze the leaf that was snipped off. The gel will squeeze out.
From – Kansas City InfoZine News
Remedies Using Aloe Vera – Aloe could help trauma victims, study finds
The aloe vera plant could provide a fluid to help keep alive trauma victims such as battlefield casualties until they can get a blood transfusion, United States researchers say.
Tests on rats show that the sticky fluid found inside the leaves of aloe vera can help preserve organ function after massive blood loss, the team at the University of Pittsburgh said.
Writing in the journal Shock, they said just small injections of the substance helped counteract the more immediate deadly effects of blood loss.
“We hope this fluid will offer a viable solution to a significant problem, both on and off the battlefield,” Dr Mitchell Fink, a professor of critical care medicine who led the study, said in a statement.
“Soldiers wounded in combat often lose significant amounts of blood, and there is no practical way to replace the necessary amount of blood fast enough on the front lines.
“When this happens, there is inadequate perfusion of the organs which quickly leads to a cascade of life-threatening events.
“Medics would need only to carry a small amount of this solution, which could feasibly be administered before the soldier is evacuated to a medical unit or facility.”
The researchers, who got funding from the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency, tested the mucilage from inside aloe leaves.
It is rich in sugar compounds called polysaccharides that affect the qualities of fluid.
“It may provide better diffusion of oxygen molecules from red blood cells to tissues, because of its ability to better mix in the plasma surrounding red blood cells,” said Marina Kameneva, an artificial blood expert who worked on the study.
They tested rats, injecting them either with the aloe derivative or salt solution after draining them of some blood.
Just half the 10 rats injected with saline survived, while eight of 10 rats that got aloe did.
In a second experiment involving more blood loss, five of 15 rats survived for two hours after getting aloe compared to one of 14 treated with saline solution alone.
Seven animals receiving no treatment all died within 35 minutes.
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