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Medical and Pharmacy Editor:

Brand Name: Aloe vera, Aloe arborescens natalenis, Aloe barbadensis, Aloe ferox, Aloe vulgari

Generic Name: Aloe

Drug Class: Dermatology, Herbals

What Is Aloe and How Does It Work?

Aloe suggested uses include promoting wound healing, as anesthesia, as an antiseptic, for arthritis, burns, cold sores, fever, inflammation, as a moisturizer, and for itching.

Aloe is possibly effective for pain, inflammation, and wound healing.

Aloe is available under the following different brand and other names: Aloe vera, Aloe arborescens natalenis, Aloe barbadensis, Aloe ferox, and Aloe vulgari.

Dosages of Aloe:

Suggested Dosing

Leaf gel cap

  • 50-200 mg/day orally


  • 30 ml orally three times daily


  • 15-60 drops orally as needed; 1:10, 50% alcohol


  • Apply 3-5 once/day as needed

Dosage Considerations – Should be Given as Follows:

  • See "Suggested Dosing"
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/22/2017

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