Anti-inflammatory effects of aloe vera gel in human colorectal mucosa in vitro.

  title={Anti-inflammatory effects of aloe vera gel in human colorectal mucosa in vitro.},
  author={Louise Langmead and Richard J Makins and David S Rampton},
  journal={Alimentary pharmacology & therapeutics},
  volume={19 5},
BACKGROUND Oral aloe vera gel is widely used by patients with inflammatory bowel disease and is under therapeutic evaluation for this condition. AIM To assess the effects of aloe vera in vitro on the production of reactive oxygen metabolites, eicosanoids and interleukin-8, all of which may be pathogenic in inflammatory bowel disease. METHODS The anti-oxidant activity of aloe vera was assessed in two cell-free, radical-generating systems and by the chemiluminescence of incubated colorectal… CONTINUE READING
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