Antidiabetic activity of Aloe vera L. juice. I. Clinical trial in new cases of diabetes mellitus

Phytomedicine. 1996 Nov;3(3):241-3. doi: 10.1016/S0944-7113(96)80060-2.


Aloe vera gel has been claimed to have antidiabetic activity but not all published results are consistent. We investigated the effect of oral administration of one tablespoonful of Aloe vera juice, twice a day for at least 2 weeks in patients with diabetes. Blood sugar and triglyceride levels in the treated group fell; cholesterol levels were not affected. The results suggest the potential of aloe vera juice for use as an antidiabetic agent.