Published on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 By Catharine Paddock PhD
Diabetes is a global epidemic and one of the main causes of illness and death. The fact that less than half of patients with type 2 diabetes have their disease well controlled highlights the need for new, affordable and effective drugs that are not limited by unfavorable side effects. Now, a joint analysis of nine studies that examined the effect of oral aloe vera in people with diabetes and prediabetes suggests that the medicinal plant should be further investigated as an antidiabetic compound. People with diabetes are more likely to seek complementary and alternative medications than people without diabetes. A popular remedy is aloe vera (Aloe barbadensis), a plant used medicinally by Chinese, Egyptians, Greeks, Indians, Japanese and Mexicans for thousands of years.
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