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Abstract Title:

Anticancer potential of aloes: antioxidant, antiproliferative, and immunostimulatory attributes.

Abstract Source:

Planta Med. 2012 Jun ;78(9):843-52. Epub 2012 Aug 19. PMID: 22516934

Abstract Author(s):

Eli Harlev, Eviatar Nevo, Ephraim P Lansky, Rivka Ofir, Anupam Bishayee

Article Affiliation:

Eli Harlev

Abstract:

Aloe is a genus of medicinal plants with a notable history of medical use. Basic research over the past couple of decades has begun to reveal the extent of Aloe's pharmaceutical potential, particularly against neoplastic disease. This review looks at Aloe, both the genus and the folk medicine, often being called informally"aloes", and delineates their chemistry and anticancer pharmacognosy. Structures of key compounds are provided, and their pharmacological activities reviewed. Particular attention is given to their free radical scavenging, antiproliferative, and immunostimulatory properties. This review highlights major research directions on aloes, reflecting the enormous potential of natural sources, and of the genus Aloe in particular, in preventing and treating cancer.

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