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Review on Sustainable Use of Medicinal Plants

Chen S-L, Yu H, Luo H-M, Wu Q, Li C-F, Steinmetz A. Conservation and sustainable use of medicinal plants: problems, progress, and prospects. Chin Med. July 30, 2016;11:37. doi: 10.1186/s13020-016-0108-7. Over 1300 medicinal plants are used in Europe, with 90% harvested from the wild. In the United States, about 118 of the top 150 prescription drugs come from, or are

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Review on the Therapeutic Effects of Aloe spp.

Aloe species’ (Xanthorrhoeaceae) leaf pulp has been used in Iranian traditional medicine (ITM) dating back to the eighth century CE. The genus has 446 species, with aloe vera (Aloe vera, Xanthorrhoeaceae) the most commonly used and studied. Aloe spp. grow wild in tropical regions of the world but only a few species have been commercially cultivated. Aloe spp. are grown for health foods, medicines, cosmetics,

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