Aloe (vera and zanzibar) questions...

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Aloe (vera and zanzibar) questions...

Post by zoo.. » Tue, 31 Aug 1999 04:00:00



(gel properties and leaf dimensions)

Hi there,

Aloe vera seems to be found in just about every product imaginable these
days, but I was wondering if the other aloes have similar properites.  I
started suffering an allergic reaction to an unidentified agent back in
July, and it's becoming suspicious that it might be aloe vera -
particluarly since my most recent and one of the worst outbreaks occured
after I used a lot of aloe vera gel on my hands.

I have an aloe zanzibar that I've been propogating from cuttings for a
couple of years now, and I was wondering if the juices from that might
cause me the same problems.  Obviously none of you could tell me for
certain if I'll react badly to it, but I was just curious if there's
something special about aloe vera.

I have another question, about the leaf dimensions on the zanzibar,
specifically.  I've noticed that the leaves on my plants vary widely in
shape - from wide, short leaves (1.5 cm x 3 cm), to much thinner and
longer ones

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Aloe (vera and zanzibar) questions...

Post by Stephen M Jankalsk » Tue, 31 Aug 1999 04:00:00


What is Aloe zanzibar? The name Aloe zanzibarica is a synonym of Aloe
squarrosa from Socotra. The name Aloe zanzibarica has also been misapplied
to a Garden hybrid that is correctly named Aloe "Tegelbergiana'. The latter
appears to be a cross between Aloe juvenna X A.jucunda. Aloe juvenna also
is sometimes mislabeled as Aloe zanzibarica. Are any of these your plant?
Neither have juicy leaves. Can you describe your plant and the leaves in
greater detail?

The commercial Aloe vera gels contain other ingredients besides Aloe vera
juice.

Several other species are medicinal including Aloe succotrina, A.perryi,
A.ferox and A.arborescens. You can find more information in the monographs
by Gilbert Reynolds. Aloe vera is incorrectly named Aloe barbadensis in his
books.


Quote:
> (gel properties and leaf dimensions)

> Hi there,

> Aloe vera seems to be found in just about every product imaginable these
> days, but I was wondering if the other aloes have similar properites.  I
> started suffering an allergic reaction to an unidentified agent back in
> July, and it's becoming suspicious that it might be aloe vera -
> particluarly since my most recent and one of the worst outbreaks occured
> after I used a lot of aloe vera gel on my hands.

> I have an aloe zanzibar that I've been propogating from cuttings for a
> couple of years now, and I was wondering if the juices from that might
> cause me the same problems.  Obviously none of you could tell me for
> certain if I'll react badly to it, but I was just curious if there's
> something special about aloe vera.

> I have another question, about the leaf dimensions on the zanzibar,
> specifically.  I've noticed that the leaves on my plants vary widely in
> shape - from wide, short leaves (1.5 cm x 3 cm), to much thinner and
> longer ones

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Aloe (vera and zanzibar) questions...

Post by Kri » Sat, 04 Sep 1999 04:00:00


Zoog23 wants to know:

Quote:
>I
>started suffering an allergic reaction to an unidentified agent back in
>July, and it's becoming suspicious that it might be aloe vera -
>particluarly since my most recent and one of the worst outbreaks occured
>after I used a lot of aloe vera gel on my hands.

It is possible to be or become allergic to any substance, including those used
as treatments by everyone else.  I even have a friend who is allergic to
Benadryl, a common anti-allergy medication!  The only way to be sure is to see
an allergist and have some testing done.
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Aloe (vera and zanzibar) questions...

Post by Gandy Dance » Mon, 06 Sep 1999 04:00:00


Dermatology is not my specialty, but I can tell you this:  If I kept getting
cut, I'd stay away from sharp objects.

Gandy
Who is NOT dispensing medical advice, on the advice of his attorney (who,
coincidentally, is ALSO named Gandy)

Quote:

>(gel properties and leaf dimensions)

>Hi there,

>Aloe vera seems to be found in just about every product imaginable these
>days, but I was wondering if the other aloes have similar properites.  I
>started suffering an allergic reaction to an unidentified agent back in
>July, and it's becoming suspicious that it might be aloe vera -
>particluarly since my most recent and one of the worst outbreaks occured
>after I used a lot of aloe vera gel on my hands.

>I have an aloe zanzibar that I've been propogating from cuttings for a
>couple of years now, and I was wondering if the juices from that might
>cause me the same problems.  Obviously none of you could tell me for
>certain if I'll react badly to it, but I was just curious if there's
>something special about aloe vera.

>I have another question, about the leaf dimensions on the zanzibar,
>specifically.  I've noticed that the leaves on my plants vary widely in
>shape - from wide, short leaves (1.5 cm x 3 cm), to much thinner and
>longer ones

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