Asthma & Allergy - Bibliography by Topic

Gerasisov, A. (n.d.). Treatment of patients with pulmonary tuberculosis by inhalation of Aloe extract. Extract of Aloe, Supplement to Clinical Data, Medexport, USSR, Moscow.

Abstract: There is no data in the literature on using aloe for inhalation; the present communication presents results of the first observation of this kind.

Morrow, D. M., Rapaport, M. J., and Strick, R. A. (MD). (1980, September). Hypersensitivity to Aloe. Archives of Dermatology, 116, 1064-1065.

Abstract: In this study we see a case where Aloe was not an exception to food allergic reaction.

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.

Pokrovskaya, E. A. (1959). Aloe extract for treatment of acute rhinitis (nose congestion). Isbrannye voprosky klinicheskoi otorinolaringologii (Moskva), 84-87.

Abstract: Treatment of acute rhinitis with aloe extracted by squeezing aloe leaf.

Srinivas, C. R. (2003, May 1). Aggravation of preexisting dermatosis with Aloe vera. (Letter to Editor). Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology.

Abstract: This report highlights the fact that even commonly used relatively safe medications can occasionally cause sensitivity.

Yagi, A., Shida, T., and Nishimura, H. (1987). Effect of amino acids in Aloe extract on phagocytosis by peripheral neutrophil in adult bronchial asthma. Jrn. J. Allergol, 36(12), 1094-1101.

Abstract: The dialyzable material from fresh leaves of Aloe arborescens var. natalensis was examined in phagocytosis and a phagocytic killing test of Candida albicans. Separation of the active component was carried out by chromatography on ion exchange resins, and the activity was detected in the neutral amino acid fraction. The results from the bioassay and comparative study on amino acid compositions in the fractions isolated showed a positive participation by cysteine and proline in phagocytosis. A mixture of cysteine and proline (1:1) significantly enhanced the depressed phagocytosis of neutrophils in adult bronchial asthma.

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