Effect of Aloe vera on glycemic outcomes in patients with diabetes mellitus: a systematic review protocol

JBI Database System Rev Implement Rep. 2017 Sep;15(9):2300-2306. doi: 10.11124/JBISRIR-2016-002958.


The objective is to identify the effectiveness of Aloe vera on glycemic outcomes (fasting blood glucose level and glycosylated hemoglobin) in patients with diabetes mellitus. Specifically, the review question is: what is the effectiveness of oral A. vera (Aloe barbadensis) on glycemic outcomes in adult patients with pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes mellitus as compared to a placebo group?

MeSH terms

  • Administration, Oral*
  • Aloe / chemistry*
  • Blood Glucose / drug effects*
  • Complementary Therapies / methods
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 / blood*
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 / drug therapy*
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 / metabolism
  • Drugs, Chinese Herbal / administration & dosage
  • Glycated Hemoglobin A / metabolism
  • Humans
  • Systematic Reviews as Topic


  • Blood Glucose
  • Drugs, Chinese Herbal
  • Glycated Hemoglobin A