Articles

Anti-inflammatory and wound healing activity of a growth substance in Aloe vera.

Author

Davis RH , Donato JJ, Hartman GM, Haas RC

Date

2/1994

Journal

J Am Podiatr Med Assoc

Abstract

Aloe vera improves wound healing and inhibits inflammation. Since mannose-6-phosphate is the major sugar in the Aloe gel, the authors examined the possibility of its being an active growth substance. Mice receiving 300 mg/kg of mannose-6-phosphate had improved wound healing over saline controls. This dose also had anti-inflammatory activity. The function of mannose-6-phosphate in A. vera is discussed.