Cape Aloe

Updated | 2018-10-29


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Cape Aloe


Overview

Botanical Name: Aloe ferox


Order: Asparagales


Family: Xanthorrhoeaceae


Do not confuse with aloe (Aloe vera or Aloe barbadensis), krantz aloe (Aloe arborescens), or Zimbabwe aloe (Aloe excelsa).



Evidence

Strong:

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Good:

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Promising:

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Conflicting (Unclear):

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Limited Evidence:

  • Anti-Bacterial and Anti-Fungal [1]
    • Another species of aloe, Aloe excelsa (Zimbabwe aloe), may have similar medicinal properties as cape aloe

No Evidence:

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No Clinical Research:

All other conditions.


Side Effects
Side effects may include:
  • Side effects have not been studied.
Precautions and Adverse Events:
  • Avoid or contact a licensed healthcare practitioner, if you have allergies to plants in the order Asparagales (asparagus, onions, etc.), and caution, since there is not enough research on the use of supplements containing cape aloe.
  • There were several isolated cases that cape aloe may have caused acute kidney failure and liver dysfunction.
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Pregnant or Nursing

There is not enough research on the use of supplements containing cape aloe during pregnancy and breast-feeding, so consult a licensed healthcare practitioner before use or avoid use.



Interactions

Major

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Moderate

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Potential

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Dosage

Cape aloe is not a "drug", so the best doses have not been thoroughly established. Make sure to follow the specific product instructions and take as directed on the label, or consult a licensed healthcare practitioner before use.



Compounds
Cape Aloe compounds


The "-" means there is no information.