Arthritis - Bibliography by Topic

Davis, R. H., Leitner, M. G., Russo, J. M., and Matro, N. P. (1987). Biological activity of Aloe vera. Med. Sci. Res, 15, 235.

Abstract: Our laboratory has shown that Aloe vera (Aloe barbadensis) was effective against adjuvant induced arthritis. There are no known side effects of the plant gel. In the present study, we attempted to show the comparative biological activity of Aloe vera as measured by standard anti-inflammatory tests: polymorphonuclear leukocyte infiltration, mustard induced edema, anti-fibrosis and wound healing.

Hanley, D. C., Solomon, W. A. B., Saffran, B., and Davis, R. H. (1982, June). The evaluation of natural substances in the treatment of adjuvant arthritis. Journal of the American Podiatry Association,72(6), 275-284.

Abstract: This work may provide effective treatment modalities for preventing and treating rheumatoid arthritis.

Plaskett, L. G. (1997). Aloe vera and the 4 A’s: Arthritis, Atheroma, Angina, and Asthma. Aloe Vera Information Services (newsletter). Camelford, Cornwall, UK: Biomedical Information Services Ltd.

Abstract: It has not been widely appreciated that Aloe vera can make a significant contribution to the treatment of these four common and serious complaints. These four illnesses make an enormous contribution to human misery. The evidence that Aloe can help comes in part from laboratory work and in part from human clinical studies. This evidence is assembled and reviewed in this newsletter.

Plaskett, L. G. (1996, May). Aloe vera eases inflammation. Aloe Vera Information Services (newsletter). Camelford, Cornwall, UK: Biomedical Information Services Ltd.

Abstract: Preparations of Aloe Vera have long been used to ease inflammatory processes originating from a wide variety of triggering causes. This article sets out the nature of inflammation, how Aloe Vera works to influence it, and what clinical problems can be helped as a result.

The Aloe Vera Information Centre. (n.d.). Aloe vera and digestion, irritable bowel and arthritis. Positive Health.

Abstract: Aloe is now widely used to help a variety of conditions of the digestive tract. Aloe vera may be taken both internally as a juice or as a gel applied to the painful joint.

Back to Topic List