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CSPI Organization Warns Against Ingesting Aloe Vera – IASC Responds

According to CSPI (Center for Science in the Public Interest) executive director Michael F. Jacobson, studies conducted by the U.S. government have found evidence suggesting that ingesting aloe vera extracts caused intestinal cancers in male and female laboratory rats. As a result CSPI is now (August 2013) giving all aloe vera an “avoid” rating in […]

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What is Acemannan?

What is Acemannan? Do you know? Most people have never heard of acemannan, nor would they associate it with the healing-herb aloe vera. Acemannan is a D-isomer mucopolysaccharide found in the inner leaf gel of the aloe vera plant. This compound is an immunostimulant, antiviral, antineoplastic, and has gastrointestinal properties. Acemannan (the name often used […]

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Health Benefits of Aloe Vera Leaf

With its roots in Northern Africa, the first known documentation of aloe vera leaf used in medicine was the ancient Egyptian Papyrus Ebers, which provided twelve different recipes for healing with aloe. There are more than 300 species of the aloe plant which belong to the lily family, but the Aloe barbadensis species shows the […]

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