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What are the health benefits and risks of aloe vera?

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  • AArthur Perry, MD, Plastic/reconstructive Surgery, answered
    Aloe Vera sap actually contains at least 13 different drugs. And some of these do inhibit tumors and others stop the pain of sunburn. It kills bacteria, viruses, and fungus. It increases collagen in wounds. And it helps psoriasis and some skin rashes. All good so far. But in some people, it can paradoxically causes rashes and worse, it can actually cause mutations in cells. And not a single study has ever shown that it has an anti-aging effect.
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