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• Different parts of the Aloe vera plant are used therapeutically. The gel is used topically and the latex is used internally.

• The gel may be beneficial in the treatment of skin conditions (wounds, burns, radiation burns, ulcers, frostbite, psoriasis and genital herpes). There is good scientific evidence for these indications.

• Traditionally, aloe latex is also used internally for gastrointestinal ulcers, dyspepsia and what is known today as IBS. Aloe is also used in conditions such as food allergies and disturbed bowel flora.

• Aloe may be a useful adjunct in the treatment of chronic poor immunity, HIV, cancer and chronic fatigue. There is preliminary scientific support for these indications.

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