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COMMON NAME: Aloe Vera LATIN NAME: Aloe BarbadensisAt present Aloe Vera has little official standing in the medical community In spite of the lack of official promotion it is among the most widely used substances in the U S for the treatment of burns and bruises Additionally it is used in a plethora of cosmetics and consumed as a healthful drink While it has not yet won the full endorsement of the medical community serious examination continues This study is far more serious with many greater implications than most people realize In a later chapter we will explore some of the serious medical research performed with Aloe Vera this century For the moment it may be taken as an indication of the serious nature of such a study that the FDA has approved development aimed at the eventual use of Aloe Vera in the treatment of cancer and AIDS More and more attention is turning to Aloe s unexamined possibilities as a powerful healing agent As we noted in the introduction everything old is new again The virtues of the plant have been recorded by many great civilizations from those of Persia and Egypt in the Middle East to those of Greece and Italy in Europe to those of India and the African continent The plant is widely known in Asia and the Pacific and is found in the folklore of the Japanese the Philippines and the Hawaiians The Spanish used Aloe and carried it with them to their new world colonies in South America and the Caribbean Not that this considerable pedigree should call forth images of primitive peoples and their witch doctors Among the plant s earliest champions were some of the great figures in the history of medicine and medical thought One of its earliest proponents was the Greek physician Dioscorides In each age on each continent in each culture Aloe Vera has drawn the attention of the most sophisticated of minds
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