Aloes

Author: Tom Reynolds
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780203476345
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Aloes are a large genus of plants, about 450 species, from sub-Saharan Africa, Madagascar, and parts of Arabia. Many species are widespread in warm or tropical semi-arid regions, yet the distribution of others is limited to a few living in desert or wet mountainous regions. While some species have been adopted as medicinal plants since ancient times and others are used locally in folk medicine, scientists have yet to discover the full biological activity of the many aloe compounds. In order to realize the vast potential of the genus, it is essential to gather the knowledge acquired over the last fifty years into one comprehensive compilation. A landmark publication, Aloes: The genus Aloes reviews all botanical, chemical, biochemical, and medical information as well as commercial applications of aloes. The first part of the book features information on the habitat and taxonomy of aloes, followed by a section on aloe constituents. Part 3 focuses on therapeutic activity and includes chapters on aloe's role in wound healing, skin cancer, and the immune system. The final section is devoted to aloe biology. Chapters are written by accomplished contributors who share their expertise and insight from all areas of academia and industry. Providing a solid foundation for future research, this volume brings together a wealth of information on aloes from a variety of sources, including seldom-recorded folk customs. It is a valuable guide for researchers and professionals in the areas of botany, natural product chemistry, pharmacology, dermatology, and immunology.

Aloes

Author: Susan Carter
Publisher: Royal Botanic Gardens Kew
ISBN: 9781842464397
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In addition to being an important component of the floras of Africa, Arabia and Madagascar, aloes are widely cultivated by hobbyists in Europe, the Americas, Australasia, Africa, India and other parts of the world. Aloe vera is one of the most important cultivated medicinal plants. Consequently they are of considerable importance in the horticultural trade and for their commercial value. Aloes: The definitive guide is a comprehensive account of all known aloes.For the first time since the publication of G.W. Reynolds' two books over 40 years ago, all currently accepted Aloe taxa are brought together, with descriptions, illustrations, reference toprotologues, location of types, distribution, habitat, and brief notes on diagnostic features and relationships. Dichotomous keys lead to identification of all taxa arranged in 10 groups based on habit and size, from small to large. An extensive, illustrated chapter on the history of discovery, especially in tropical Africa, adds interest. The text includes a pictorial glossary, bibliography, and index with synonyms.A must-have reference for succulent plant enthusiasts, hobbyists, nurserymen, CITES agencies, research workers and libraries, and botanists.

Aloes In Southern Africa

Author: Gideon Smith
Publisher: Struik Pub
ISBN:
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Popular 'architectural plants', aloes are widely used in gardens and there is growing interest in their medicinal and commercial uses

A Lesson From Aloes

Author: Athol Fugard
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
ISBN: 1559366907
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Two former political activists confront each other and the events which led to their sudden falling-out years ago.

First Field Guide To Aloes Of Southern Africa

Author: Gideon Smith
Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa
ISBN: 1431702498
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This first field guide to aloes of southern Africa provides fascinating insight into the aloes of the region. Full-colour photographs, distribution maps and easy-to-read text will help the budding naturalist to identify the more common aloes found in southern African gardens and landscapes, discover where they occur, and learn about their unique features.

The Amazing Ancient To Modern Useful Plant Aloe Vera

Author: Health Research
Publisher: Health Research Books
ISBN: 9780787303976
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1980 for more than 3,000 years, Aloe Vera has been used to treat human ills. its miraculous properties have been re-discovered time after time, but it was not until the advent of the electron microscope that science recognized Aloe Vera as on of the mos.

Blue Aloes

Author: Cynthia Stockley
Publisher:
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Aloes A To Z

Author: Raewyn Adams
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 047333139X
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Aloes are attractive plants and there is something for every position in the garden, from small, dainty plants through to shrubs and large trees. Most prefer hot sun and good drainage, but some are happy in shady corners. And many flower in winter which is great - colour when the garden can easily be drab. They also provide food for birds when other sources may be scarce. The endless variation on a basic form of rosette with green leaves, a spiny edge and a red flower makes aloes fascinating to grow. Although many aloes are superficially similar, all are unique in some way. This book lists and describes most of the hundreds of aloe species and illustrates 90 of them with full colour photos.