Health: Wellness Center
  • Wellness Center
  • AloeFind Products

    Also indexed as:Aloe barbadensis, Aloe vera
    Aloe: Main Image© Steven Foster
    Botanical names:
    Aloe barbadensis, Aloe vera

    Parts Used & Where Grown

    The aloe plant originally came from Africa. The leaves, which are long, green, fleshy, and have spikes along the edges, are used medicinally. The fresh leaf gel and latex are used for many purposes. Aloe latex is the sticky residue left over after the liquid from cut aloe leaves has evaporated.

    • Reliable and relatively consistent scientific data showing a substantial health benefit.
    • Contradictory, insufficient, or preliminary studies suggesting a health benefit or minimal health benefit.
    • For an herb, supported by traditional use but minimal or no scientific evidence. For a supplement, little scientific support.

    Our proprietary “Star-Rating” system was developed to help you easily understand the amount of scientific support behind each supplement in relation to a specific health condition. While there is no way to predict whether a vitamin, mineral, or herb will successfully treat or prevent associated health conditions, our unique ratings tell you how well these supplements are understood by the medical community, and whether studies have found them to be effective for other people.

    For over a decade, our team has combed through thousands of research articles published in reputable journals. To help you make educated decisions, and to better understand controversial or confusing supplements, our medical experts have digested the science into these three easy-to-follow ratings. We hope this provides you with a helpful resource to make informed decisions towards your health and well-being.

    This supplement has been used in connection with the following health conditions:

    Used for AmountWhy
    Burns
    Apply gel three to five times per day2 stars[2 stars]
    The herb Aloe vera is a popular remedy for minor burns, and a preliminary study found it more effective than Vaseline in treating burns.
    Canker Sores
    Follow label instructions 2 stars[2 stars]
    A gel containing the herbal Aloe vera polysaccharide acemannan may speed the healing of canker sores.
    Constipation
    Refer to label instructions 2 stars[2 stars]
    Aloe is considered a stimulant laxative because it stimulates bowel muscle contractions. Aloe is very potent and should be used with caution.
    Genital Herpes
    Apply a 0.5% cream three times per day 2 stars[2 stars]
    One trial found that aloe cream shortened healing time of genital herpes outbreaks.
    Psoriasis
    Apply a 0.5% extract three times daily2 stars[2 stars]
    Topically applied aloe may improve skin-healing in people with psoriasis.
    Seborrheic Dermatitis
    Apply a topical herbal cream containing 30% aloe emulsion2 stars[2 stars]
    Topically applied aloe may help improve scaling and itching.
    Skin Ulcers
    Apply gel on gauze or dressings daily2 stars[2 stars]
    Aloe has been used historically to improve wound healing and studies have shown it to be effective in healing skin ulcers.
    Type 2 Diabetes
    1 Tbsp (15 ml) of gel daily2 stars[2 stars]
    Aloe, either alone or in combination with the oral hypoglycemic drug glibenclamide, has been shown to effectively lower blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes.
    Ulcerative Colitis
    100 ml of an Aloe vera herbal extract twice a day2 stars[2 stars]
    Drinking aloe juice may improve your symptoms and your chances for remission.
    Wound Healing
    Apply stabilized gel three to five times daily2 stars[2 stars]
    Aloe has been shown to decrease inflammation, promote cellular repair, and facilitate wound healing.
    Crohn’s Disease
    Refer to label instructions 1 star[1 star]
    Aloe juice has historically been recommended by doctors for people with Crohn’s disease.
    Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
    Refer to label instructions 1 star[1 star]
    Aloe is a soothing herb traditionally used to treat reflux and heartburn.
    Sunburn
    Refer to label instructions 1 star[1 star]
    Topically applied Aloe vera is often recommended for soothing sunburn.

    Traditional Use (May Not Be Supported by Scientific Studies)

    Aloe has been historically used for many of the same conditions for which it is used today—particularly constipation and minor cuts and burns. In India, it has been used by herbalists to treat intestinal infections, suppressed menses, and colic.

    Copyright © 2014 Aisle7. All rights reserved. Aisle7.com

    Learn more about Aisle7, the company.

    Learn more about the authors of Aisle7 products.

    The information presented in Aisle7 is for informational purposes only. It is based on scientific studies (human, animal, or in vitro), clinical experience, or traditional usage as cited in each article. The results reported may not necessarily occur in all individuals. Self-treatment is not recommended for life-threatening conditions that require medical treatment under a doctor's care. For many of the conditions discussed, treatment with prescription or over the counter medication is also available. Consult your doctor, practitioner, and/or pharmacist for any health problem and before using any supplements or before making any changes in prescribed medications. Information expires June 2015.


  • Used with permission. ©2014 Walmart. All Rights Reserved. 

     
    Important Walmart Disclaimer: All content provided is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to substitute for the diagnosis, treatment, or advice of a medical professional. Consult your medical professional for guidance before changing or undertaking any diet, exercise or health program, or before using any prescription or over-the-counter drug. Neither the author nor Walmart.com assumes any responsibility for errors, omissions or contrary interpretation of the subject matter. Walmart does not sponsor, recommend or endorse any third party, product, service or information provided on this site. If you have dietary restrictions and/or allergies, always read the ingredient list carefully for all products prior to consumption. If the ingredient list is not available on the product, check with the product manufacturer, or do not consume the product.

  • You may like...

    • KetoneRX Advanced Weight Loss Formula Dietary Supplement Capsules, 84 count

      $854

    • 30 Day Diet Dietary Supplement Capsules, 60ct

      $912

    • Relacore Extra Maximum Strength Tablets Dietary Supplement, 72 count

      $2075

    • Green Tea Fat Burner Dietary Supplement , 90ct

      $898

    • Creative Bioscience Green Coffee Bean Pure Extract Veggie Capsules, 800mg, 60 count

      $1500

      Out of stock online

    • Mommy's Bliss Apple Gripe Water Dietary Supplement, 4 fl oz

      $898

    • eAC 1234 Energy Appetite Control Capsules, 60ct

      $1486

    • Debra Valencia for Aromanice Green Apple Sage Bath Gift Set, 6 pc

      $988

      Out of stock online

    • Spa Massage Memory Foam Massaging Booties, Beige Large, 1 pr

      $1488

    • Allure L3005 Women's Rx-able Eyeglass Frames, Blue Grey

      $4800

      Out of stock online

    • Rose Women's Rx-able Eyeglass Frames, Red Tortoise

      $4800

      Out of stock online

    • Scrubstar - Women's Oxford Medical Shoe

      $3000

      Out of stock online

    • DNA Women's Sunglasses, Tort Frame with Brown Lenses

      $900

      Out of stock online

    • Real Kids Pink/Hot Pnk Flex Fit Removable Band Smoke Lens, 4+

      $1337

    • Hope Paige Pink Aluminum Design Bracelet (5.5") - Medical ID

      $1995

    • Equate Fragrance Free Sensitive Skin Moisturizing Lotion, 16 fl oz

      $647

      Out of stock online

    • o.b. Tampons, Super Plus, 40ct

      $597

      Out of stock online

    • Allure L3002 Women's Rx-able Eyeglass Frames, Black

      $4800

      Out of stock online

    • Knit Happy Slip One Knit Reader

      $1988

    • Naughty & Nice Sweet Seduction Gift Set

      $800

      Out of stock online

    • Hang Ten Gold The Dandy, Metallic Black/Grey Lens

      $8999

    • Grey Stretch Princess Seam V Neck Top

      $1044

      Out of stock online

    • Hang Ten Gold The Dandy, Shiny Black/Grey Lens

      $8999

    • Allure L5004 Women's Rx-able Eyeglass Frames, Beige Gradient

      $4800

      Out of stock online

    • Natures Inspiration Mock Wrap Top

      $1100

      Out of stock online

    • Wild Grape Straight Leg Scrub Pant

      $1596

      Out of stock online

    • Sweet Geo V-Neck Top

      $1124

      Out of stock online

    • Spring Valley Natural Timed Release Vitamin B12 Tablets, 1000mcg, 150 pc, 2 ct

      $900

    • Nature's Bounty Optimal Solutions Hair, Skin & Nails Gummies, 80 count

      $579

    • Spring Valley E Vitamin Heart/Immune Health Dietary Supplement 100 Ct

      $444

    • Spring Valley Vitamin D3 Supplement Softgels, 1000 IU, 100 count

      $397

    • Nature Made Vitamin D3 Dietary Supplement Softgels, 5000 I.U., 100 count

      $794

    • One A Day Men's VitaCraves Adult Multivitamin Gummies, 150 count

      $1392

    • Tri-Vi-Sol Infant Vitamins Drops, 1.67 oz

      $798

    • Spring Valley Vitamin E Skin Oil 12,000 I. U. Moisturizer, 2oz

      $398

    • VitaFusion Prenatal Gummy Vitamins, 90ct

      $988

    • Spring Valley E Vitamin Dietary Supplement 500 ct

      $1444

    • Spring Valley D3 Vitamin Supplement Softgels, 5000 IU, 250 count

      $900

    • Vitafusion Women's Gummy Vitamins Complete MultiVitamin Formula, 150 count

      $997

    • Vitafusion B Complex Gummy Vitamins, 70 count

      $494

    • Nature Made Vitamin C Dietary Supplement Tablets, 1000mg, 110 count

      $688

    • Equate Complete Ultra Women's Health Age 50+ Multivitamin/Multimineral, 200ct

      $1188

    • One A Day Women's Petites Multivitamin/Multimineral Supplement, 160ct

      $794

    • Nature Made Vitamin C Chewable 500 mg Twin Pack Tablets 60 ct Dietary Supplement 2 ct

      $900

    • Spring Valley Adult Gummy Prenatal Multivitamin with DHA & Folic Acid, 90 count

      $896

    • Spring Valley Sublingual B12 Vitamin Supplement Microlozenges, 2500mcg, 120 count

      $844

    • Alcon I-Caps Lutein & Omega-3 Vitamin & Mineral Supplement Softgels, 30ct

      $1588

    • Vitafusion Power C Gummy Vitamins, 150 count

      $986

    • Nature Made Vitamin D3 2000 IU Supplement Tablets, 100 count, (Pack of, 2)

      $998

    • Flintstones Gummies Complete Children's Multivitamin Supplement Gummies, 70 count

      $598

    • One A Day VitaCraves Adult Multivitamin Gummies, 150 count

      $1392

    • One Daily Women's Multivitamin Multimineral Supplement

      $398

    • Equate Complete Adults 50+ Multivitamin/Multimineral Supplement Tablets, 200 count, (Pack of 2)

      $1288

    • One A Day Women's VitaCraves Adult Multivitamin Gummies, 150 count

      $1392

    • Vitafusion MultiVites Gummy Vitamins, 150 count

      $1186

    • Airborne Immune Support Supplement with Vitamin C, Gummies, 42 Count

      $1248

      Out of stock online

    • Vitafusion Women's Gummy Vitamins Complete MultiVitamin Formula, 70 count

      $697

    • Spring Valley Vitamin B-6 100 mg, 250 count

      $488

    • Nature Made Super B-Complex Dietary Supplement With Vitamin C & Folic Acid, 360ct

      $1398