The European Commission (EC) is to ban botanical species containing hydroxyanthracene derivatives (HADs) that includes aloe extracts in a decision set to have implications for the nutrition and nutricosmetic industry.
Polysaccharides from Aloe vera may boost the growth of beneficial gut bacteria such as Bifidobacterium spp. and Lactobacillus spp., says a new study from Chile that supports the prebiotic potential of the compounds.
Nutri Pharmaceuticals Research (NPRI) has reported a record first
quarter 2006, with sales of its oil powders up 45 percent on last
year's period to $421,000 as business development initiatives pay
UK natural healthcare firm William Ransom said today that it will
buy Optima Healthcare, the UK market leader in aloe vera brands,
and its Irish subsidiary for £23 million (€34.3m), reports
New reports prove that the aloe vera plant, which has been used to
heal skin for more than 2,000 years, can also treat many oral
health problems including canker sores, cold sores, herpes simplex
viruses, lichen planus and gingivitis.
The herbal extract aloe vera, more commonly used in cosmetics, is
increasingly being added to foods, with the latest innovation from
German dairy company Onken in the form of an aloe vera-enriched