Biology Medicinal Herb Aloevera History Dangers & Effects

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Choose a medicinal herb (for our purposes, any plant used medicinally) to learn more about.This would be some portion of a plant that is purported to better the health of the human body.Write a 2-3 page double spaced paper that answers the following:

1) What is the history of the medicinal use of the herb?

2)Has there been any scientific research on the claims of the herb?If so, what? (Find actual scientific studies – not reports on websites)

3)What are the potential dangers of the herb?

4)Knowing what you do after this research, would you yourself take this herb if your health warranted it?

Cite all of your references in proper scientific style (i.e the actual journal and not the weblink to its PDF or search engine).Use the search technique you use last semester and try to find actual scientific sources. Avoid Wikipedia and other Encyclopedias, as well as sites that sell herbal products!

Please no plagiarism.


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Chancellor_Ivy
School: Carnegie Mellon University

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Running head: ALOE VERA

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Aloe Vera
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ALOE VERA

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Aloe Vera

Question 1
The Aloe Vera or the “lily of the desert” finds its way back into history. For instance,
there are reports of the growth of aloe vera and the use of its juice as a source of nourishment
among Egyptians some 6000 years ago. (Aloe Medical Group International, 2019) mentions
Egyptian empresses such as Nofretete and Cleopatra to have used the aloe extract for nourishing
their skin. Aloe vera use was rather extensive among the Egyptians including also the application
for embalming during death for its antibacterial properties. However, Mesopotamians were the
first to document the medicinal use of the plant, and it also gained fame over 350-320BC during
the era of Alexander the Great among Asian civilizations (Aloe Medical Group International,
2019). Other areas in which the plant was found to be useful was among the Chinese and
Dioskurides such as among the Roman emperors. Christopher Columbus and other explorers of
the new world also made documentations about the plant. By now discovery has it that there are
up to 500 different aloe...

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Thanks, good work

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