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ALOE VERA IN ORIENTAL DERMATOLOGY

ALOE VERA IN ORIENTAL DERMATOLOGY Abstract Only in the last few years have physicians in America been acquainted with the value of Aloe vera in the treatment of radio dermatitis and of certain chronic ulcerations.1 Colonel Tchou explained to one of us that jelly leek (Aloe vera) was a well known remedy to the Chinese medical man and to the Chinese household. Recourse was then had to the junior author for further information along this interesting line. From examination of the most reliable treatises on Chinese materia medica it is believed that jelly leek is a local name for aloe in Tibet and its vicinity. The common name in China is Lu Hui (Lu means black and Hui deposits). The fresh plant is perhaps seldom used in China, but the jelly of the leaves is desiccated and sold in drug stores; thus it has its name. There are, apparently, more than one species of Aloe References 1. Collins, C. E., and Collins, C.: Roentgen Dermatitis Treated with Fresh Whole Leaf of Aloe Vera , Am. J. Roentgenol. 33:396 ( (March) ) 1935. 2. Stuart, G. A.: Chinese Materia Medica , Shanghai, American Presbyterian Mission Press, 1911, pp. 29-30. 3. Chopra, R. N.: Indigenous Drugs of India , Calcutta, India, The Art Press, 1933, pp. 57-58. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Dermatology and Syphilology American Medical Association

ALOE VERA IN ORIENTAL DERMATOLOGY

ALOE VERA IN ORIENTAL DERMATOLOGY

Abstract

Abstract Only in the last few years have physicians in America been acquainted with the value of Aloe vera in the treatment of radio dermatitis and of certain chronic ulcerations.1 Colonel Tchou explained to one of us that jelly leek (Aloe vera) was a well known remedy to the Chinese medical man and to the Chinese household. Recourse was then had to the junior author for further information along this interesting line. From examination of the most reliable treatises on Chinese materia medica...
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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1943 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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0096-6029
DOI
10.1001/archderm.1943.01500200094011
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Abstract

Abstract Only in the last few years have physicians in America been acquainted with the value of Aloe vera in the treatment of radio dermatitis and of certain chronic ulcerations.1 Colonel Tchou explained to one of us that jelly leek (Aloe vera) was a well known remedy to the Chinese medical man and to the Chinese household. Recourse was then had to the junior author for further information along this interesting line. From examination of the most reliable treatises on Chinese materia medica it is believed that jelly leek is a local name for aloe in Tibet and its vicinity. The common name in China is Lu Hui (Lu means black and Hui deposits). The fresh plant is perhaps seldom used in China, but the jelly of the leaves is desiccated and sold in drug stores; thus it has its name. There are, apparently, more than one species of Aloe References 1. Collins, C. E., and Collins, C.: Roentgen Dermatitis Treated with Fresh Whole Leaf of Aloe Vera , Am. J. Roentgenol. 33:396 ( (March) ) 1935. 2. Stuart, G. A.: Chinese Materia Medica , Shanghai, American Presbyterian Mission Press, 1911, pp. 29-30. 3. Chopra, R. N.: Indigenous Drugs of India , Calcutta, India, The Art Press, 1933, pp. 57-58.

Journal

Archives of Dermatology and SyphilologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Feb 1, 1943

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