Barij Aloe vera Syrup

Boosting the Immune System and increase in the body's resistance against viral infections, especially influenza and common cold

Aloe vera is known as the healing plant and the silent healer. This plant possesses several important properties, such as immunomodulation, wound healing, healing of heat-related damage and burn, and anti-inflammatory.

The exact mechanism of action of Aloe vera is not known. However, in vivo, Aloe vera gel and its phytoconstituents correct the immunosuppression caused by UV rays. Also, in vitro, several constituents of Aloe and its gel have shown antioxidant activity. Acemannan, which is of the main ingredients in Aloe gel, has immunostimulant properties.

The polysaccharides present in Aloe vera extract are absorbed orally and act in an unchanged form in the blood as immunomodulators and can induce immune responses, and modulate immune function, especially through activation of macrophages and production of cytokines.

Acemannan increases the activity of monocytes, macrophages and their cytotoxicity and stimulates Killer T-Cells. In 14 AIDS patients, daily intake of 800 mg acemannan resulted in objective increase in number of circulating monocytes and macrophages and improved clinical symptoms. The release of interleukin I, interleukin 6 TNF-α and TNF-δ from macrophages is dose-dependently induced. Acemannan alone, or as adjuvant to antivirals such as azidothymidine and acyclovir prevent multiplication of HIV and herpes virus. Aloe-emodin deactivates influenza virus, Varicella zoster and Pseudorabies virus. The anthraquinones isolated from Aloe, too, kill enveloped viruses.

1-2 teaspoonfuls per day, before breakfast

Dosage form

Syrup

 

Packaging

250 ml syrup bottle in cardboard box

Patient information leaflet inside

Ingredients

  • Aloe extract (Aloe vera)
  • Natural honey

Active Ingredients

  • polysaccharides including acemannan and anthraquinones

Contraindications and Cautions

  • Known hypersensitivity to Aloe vera.
  • Pregnancy and individuals who plan to get pregnant.
  • There is no information regarding use of Aloe vera gel during lactation.

 

Adverse Effects

Generally, oral use of Aloe vera gel is well tolerated. Nonetheless, dermatitis has been reported after ingestion and local administration of Aloe vera gel. Change in urine color to yellow-brown or red is of no clinical importance and might be due to anthraquinone metabolites that might have entered the gel upon extraction.

In a case study and in vivo, a reduction in serum levels of thyroid proteins (T3, T4) due to Aloe vera intake has been reported.

Drug Interaction

Based on present evidence, no precautions need to be taken regarding drug interactions.

Administration during Pregnancy and Lactation

Not to be taken during pregnancy. There is no information regarding use of Aloe vera gel during lactation.

 

Further Notes

  • Shake well before use.
  • Keep the medicine away from sight and reach of children, in 15-30°C and in tightly closed container.
  • Keep this leaflet; you may need to read it again.

Based on presence of 2.5 mg glucomannan per 5 ml of syrup.