Aloe today, part three

As already recalled in Par t One (Natural 1, September 2002), Pharmacopoeias do not refer to a drug consisting of aloe leaf but of its dried latex (see Par t Two, point 2.1 in Natural 1, October 2002). In this regard, the American Pharmacopoeia (USP 25, p. ) states: “Aloe is the dr ied juice of the leaves of Aloe barbadensis Miller, commercially known as aloe Curaçao, or Aloe ferox Miller and its hybr ids with Aloe africana Miller and Aloe spicata Baker, commercially known as Cape aloe …

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