By: Esteban. on Venerdì 01 Aprile 2011 01:28
Partially disintegrated aloe vera, in which the pulp had lost some of its gumminess and turned a pink color instead of the usual clear, was applied to rats with third degree X-ray burns. The recovery was 23.7% higher than in rats treated with fresh pulp. This led to the hypothesis that aloe vera cells next to the rind seed into the pulp and further improve the healing process. To test this theory, another group of rats was tested with ground mesh aloe vera rinds as an X-ray burn poultice. Their 100% healing suggested that the healing agents are concentrated in the fresh rind, not in the seeds.
Recently,Soviet medical personnel
have suggested that liquid aloe vera can be given intravenously. Modern physicians have even prescribed this for nuclear and other radiation burns. Further, it has been discovered that, taken internally, liquid aloe vera helps mend tissue damaged by cobalt radiation, a typical result of radiation cancer treatments provided by nuclear medicine. The cut leaves of aloe contain anthraquinone glycosides which are collectively termed "aloin." Aloin consists of the pentosides barbaloin and isobarbaloin, resins, saponins, and other substances.