Original Article : 7 Aloe Vera Health Benefits Backed by Science
by : aloeville
From : aloeville.com
So many health benefits are claimed for Aloe Vera that it is difficult to know which ones to believe and which are quackery or made up by manufacturers to sell more products. So we decided to go back to the books and try to work out what is backed up by science, and what is yet to be proved.
So, although there are undeniably health giving substances in Aloe Vera, there is a lot more work to be done to find out how it works, and to extract or copy the healing ingredients so that reliable medicines can be produced with reproducible effects. So far, there has been quite a large variation in the results of various studies, because of different extraction methods, dosages, and shelf life of the ingredients. Fresh Aloe Gel is often the most effective, but that doesn’t help the drug companies!
It is widely agreed among scientists that Aloe Vera is safe to use on the skin, but more research is needed before it can be stated that it is 100% safe to take internally.