New Perspectives on Aloe

  • Young In Park
  • Seung Ki Lee

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Overview of Aloe study

    1. Lee Seung Ki
      Pages 1-5
  3. The history of Aloe

    1. Sung Chung Ki
      Pages 7-17
  4. Chemical components of Aloe and its analysis

    1. Park Jeong Hill, Kwon Sung Won
      Pages 19-34
    2. Park Young In, Son Byeng Wha
      Pages 35-56
    3. Kim Young Shik
      Pages 57-62
  5. Efficacy of Aloe

    1. Chung Myung Hee, Choi Seong Won
      Pages 63-81
    2. Kim Kyu Won
      Pages 82-94
    3. Ro Jai Youl
      Pages 95-126
    4. Park Young In
      Pages 127-135
    5. Lee Seung Ki
      Pages 136-142
    6. Choung Se Young
      Pages 143-154
    7. Lee Chong Kil
      Pages 155-167
  6. Quality control and standardization of Aloe products

    1. Kim Kyeong Ho, Park Jeong Hill
      Pages 169-189
  7. Perspective of industrial application of Aloe vera

    1. Park Young In, Jo Tae Hyung
      Pages 191-200

About this book

Introduction

New Perspectives on Aloe will cover research studies of aloe by the CAP (Creation Aloe Pharmaceuticals) team, which studied various aspects of aloe over a period of more than 10 years. The team was organized into two groups: the isolation and analysis group, which purified many components in terms of low molecular weight compounds, carbohydrates, proteins present in aloe, and the assay group, which determined the efficacy of those components. This type of target-oriented, organized research provides a model of how to conduct multidisciplinary research.

The contents include a brief introduction of aloe, isolation, purification, and structural analysis of components, and various physiological effects of those components for possible use as health foods or drugs. Various functions identified were wound healing, angiogenesis, anti-allergy, skin whitening, stimulation of cell proliferation such as liver or kidney, protection against nephrotoxicity, and immune modulation. Moreover, we suggest standardization and quality control procedures for manufacturing raw aloe, and how to develop related products for successful application of aloe. This is important in Korea because last year the Korean government listed aloe as a health food for which the government establishes regulatory laws. Therefore, many scientists in Korea who are interested in studying health foods would be interested in this kind of text. Other major fields related to this kind of research will be medicine, biology, pharmaceutics, natural products and analytics.

Keywords

Aloe New Park Perspectives Young kidney research toxicity

Editors and affiliations

  • Young In Park
    • 1
  • Seung Ki Lee
    • 2
  1. 1.Korea UniversitySeoulKorea
  2. 2.Seoul National UniversitySeoulKorea

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/0-387-34636-8
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-31799-1
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-34636-6
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