Aloe and cancer
After more than twenty-five years of research devoted to the fight against cancer, Dr. M. Moss concluded that treatments with chemo-therapy, as conceived today, fail to prolong the patient's life. . According to him or not, what no one doubts in the scientific community is that this treatment causes significant side effects, including the debilitation and destruction of the immune system. On the other hand, a series of investigations about aloe vera seem to demonstrate that this plant possesses properties capable of rehabilitating and strengthening this defense system.
The beneficial properties of acemannan were discovered long ago, in the process of research in the fight against cancer. In 1947, Dr. Diller observed the anti-tumor effects of acemannan in a group of mice affected with sarcomas. Later studies discovered how this mucilaginous polysaccharide present in aloe acts on macrophages, stimulating the release of cytokines, among them the de-nominated tumor necrosis factor and tumor growth control factors.
A new gap in the fight against cancer had already opened up, which marked a direction to follow and that also defined the guideline in numerous experiments throughout the world. Different studies carried out in vitro, or with mice, dogs and cats, all of them affected by malignant tumors and in many cases evicted due to the extent of their severity, coincided in the high percentage of decuration of the animals treated with acemannan of aloe vera. Even in the case of leukemia, a prestigious scientist, Dr. Tizard, came to conclude as a result of his experiments that "aloe acemannan may be an effective treatment for leukemia." "For the first time," he said, "we have indications of a possible treatment for this disease."
In the interim, in the then Soviet Union, Dr. Vorontsov of Leningra-do (among other scientists dedicated to the fight against cancer), claimed to have had remarkable improvements and even cures in cases of breast cancer and female genital organs, in cancer of skin, stomach, esophagus and intestines, on mucous lips and lips, and so on. Dr. Vorontsov made use of the famous Filatov method, applying subcutaneous injections of aloe, but it was not unique. Several European and American colleagues agreed in affirming the optimistic results of this method, in many cases combined with other elements as for example, in the case of Dr. Wolfgang Wirth, the ingestion of large amounts of freshly squeezed carrot juice.
Other researchers, such as Dr. Gribel, stated in the conclusion of their report that "treatment with aloe vera juice adds to diminishing the tumor mass, and the size and recurrence of metastases, in various phases of tumor growth". As a result of all these studies, a major American-owned pharmaceutical company announced in 1996 that they were in the middle of a research process for the sale of a new anti-cancer agent derived from aloe vera.
Aloe and AIDS
In the same line of the fight against cancer, numerous investigations have been carried out to achieve an effective treatment against AIDS. Several experiments with aloe have coincided in their tremendously encouraging effects, in some cases using exclusively aloe and in others using it in combination with other natural products (such as omega fatty acids), or with various conventional treatments traditionally accepted by the scientific community, such as AZT, only using this therapy in drastically reduced doses.
A study developed by doctor Terry Pulse in 1989, it was observed that the thirty people affected by AIDS who had participated in the experiment in just three months had achieved a significant improvement, and many of these people who were in serious situation had He was able to reincorporate his old daily life with all normality.
In this case, without abandoning their treatment of AZT, the subjects of the study took between 250 and 400 grams of aloe vera gel in combination with a very nutritious drink consisting of primrose oil and EPA
Although the improvement of these people was described not only as "spectacular", but as a true "historical milestone", Dr. Pulse's study also had to face severe criticism and accusations of being "unscientific" to the way that 90 days is viewed as a deficient period to reach a determination of these characteristics.
Although the study should have gone on for several more months, the harshest judgments the media gathered made the aloe company sponsoring the study withdraw its support. Numerous patients likewise chose to desert the treatment, after which it could be taken note that these people who stopped taking aloe saw how their progress stopped being so important. The 24 people who decided to continue with the therapy until the end, the result was the following, according to Neil Stevens:
5 of the people who were initially cataloged with a score of between 7 and 2 on the Reed scale went to -0, that is, they did not have any trace of the disease. Those that initially had scores greater than 8, and descended 6 to 7 points in the Walter Reed scale. a patient who started treatment with a score of 14, with abundant lymph node cancer tumors that were already seriously threatening her life, finished with a score of 1, and in some cases the number of T cells increased fivefold.
Encouraged by these results of this experiment, the doctor Pulse began a new study, lasting for a year and a half, this time based exclusively on aloe vera. The magnificent results were repeated (at the end of the year, six of the patients did not present a trace some of the disease, and one of the participants, who had terminal cancer, had reached the
score of 0 in just 5 months, but once again its validity would end up being questioned by the scientific community due to the fact that it was not carried out with the modality known as "double blind", in which part of the participants take placebo unknowingly in order to compare the results between the two groups.
At the same time that the doctor Terry Pulse was conducting his research in the United States, important studies were also being carried out in Europe in the fight against AIDS, with aloe as the main protagonist, or, more specifically, aloe. In Belgium, a medical report by Weerts showed that all people who had been treated with AZT had side effects of great importance, unlike those who had taken acemana-not for which, in addition, their life expectancy was at least prolonged nine months. Other studies carried out in Vancouver and Calgary (Canada) coincided with those of Dr. Weerts in that the sabila has proved to be an effective treatment and totally devoid of toxicity.
The great efficacy of sabila in the fight against AIDS lies in a whole bannic of different effects. In addition to its proven antiviral qualities, this active principle of aloe acts by rehabilitating the immune system and stimulating the multiplication of macrophages, T cells and CD-4 cells, all of them important agents in the fight against the immune deficiency virus. human
At the same time, sabila fights the so-called opportunistic diseases that often end up ending the patient's life, diseases such as cancer, tumors, ulcers, colitis, skin dysfunctions, and so on. During the last 15 years, both in Europe and in America, in Africa and in the countries of the East they have continued researching in this direction. In the words of Néil Stevens, at present, the sabila is already in the final phase of the complicated procedures that will end up becoming an official medicine to fight the AIDS disease, in addition to a wide chains of other diseases.
Aloe and leprosy
The cohesive and moisturizing agents of aloe, as well as its antioxidant action, anti aging and its adaptogenic property, in addition to the well-known regenerative and nutritive effects, make it can be considered as a more extraordinary and effective remedy for treatments of any type of alteration. skin, including those caused by chronic or very serious diseases, such as leprosy.
Currently it is estimated that there are between eight and ten million people affected by this disease in the world. The first signs are usually red spots on the skin that turn into ulcers. In addition to the corrosive effect on the skin, it also has a paralyzing effect and atrophy of the extremities.The doctor Wolfgang has made good use with patients applying the treatment similar to that used against multiple sclerosis subcutaneous injections the sabila stimulated daily for thirty days , to rest a month and repeat the treatment for another month. At the same time, sabila compresses were applied to the wounds at least twice a day. According to their reports, the results can be very optimistic.
The sabila and other diseases and alterations of the skin
In other more fragile alterations of the skin, the effects of sabilia are always much quicker and more effective without reservation, as we have repeatedly mentioned throughout these pages. The ability of aloe to transport nutrients due to the quality of penetration into the tissues of lignin -, humidifying all the layers of the skin to the deepest, as well as its ability to prevent water loss from the skin due to polysaccharides , makes it a very suitable product for people who have very dry skin. Its antihistamine and antibiotic power is also highly recommended for sensitive skin.
Psoriasis is one of the diseases described as "psychosomatic" that can be extremely annoying for those who suffer from it. There is no effective treatment to combat it, but the vast majority of specialists in Western medicine agree to prescribe corticosteroids, even though their side effects can severely affect the patient's metabolism. Meanwhile, some professionals have also looked at this plant, using topical creams of pure aloe to apply on the affected areas of the skin, combining it with the ingestion of juices or pulp. Of my form a healthy diet is proposed based mainly on raw fruits and vegetables
Enriched with a good vitamin complex. A study was conducted in 1996 in Saudi Arabia making use of the obligatory scientific modality of the double blind, showed that of the 30 people who had been applying sabila cream for four months, 25 had already managed to heal completely, a much higher proportion than that of those who had only been using a placebo. Another of the skin dysfunctions where it was possible to demonstrate the positive effects of sabila juvenile acne. These infections in the pores, caused by an excess of fat, must be treated carefully to avoid that in the future they remain
marks on the face. Given the anti-infective, deep penetration and healing properties of aloe, it is not surprising that its use is recommended throughout the entire process, from deep cleaning, in the morning and at night, to the use of good creams (or the direct application of aloe pulp, packed inatural, if possible) for the treatment of infected grains. It is also to fight infections and reduce scars, a good product of sabila will also provide good nutrition and a healthy appearance to the skin. Although the astringent properties of the plant will significantly reduce the fat and thus quicken the recuperating procedure, in the drier skins ought to be utilized in mix with other moisturizing products of good quality.
Dark spots on the skin, the product of aging; infections caused by insect bites, jellyfish, horticulture, etc., and certain fungal infections, such as athlete's foot, have also achieved very good results after being treated with sabila. The optimistic results obtained in the treatment of all types of alterations of the skin and hair, has caused cosmetic companies to direct their gaze towards this vein, to the point that today it is not difficult to obtain in the market a whole range of moisturizing and nourishing creams, shower gel and shampoo, toothpastes, sunscreen creams, for peeling, to combat cellulite and, in short, a broad spectrum of health and beauty promises that, unfortunately, do not always meet your word What can not be doubted, however, is that the cosmetics business has found a mine in this plant that, although it moves billions of pesetas around the world, today it is still far from reaching its goal. maximum splendour.