Aloe vera extract gave rats tumours

2019-03-07 10:16:04

ALOE vera food supplements and drinks are supposed to help your gut stay healthy – or so herbalists claim. But now a warning flag has been raised by the US National Toxicology Program, which has found that rats grew tumours after drinking water spiked with an extract of the plant. The rodents were given relatively high doses of a whole-leaf extract of aloe vera over two years. In rats that had drunk water containing 1.5 per cent by weight of the extract,