Aloes are a large genus of plants, about 450 species, that have been used as medicinal plants since ancient times. Many species are widespread in warm or tropical semi-arid regions, while others live in desert or wet mountain regions. Scientists have yet to discover the full biological activity of the many aloe compounds. Aloes: The genus Aloes reviews all botanical, chemical, biochemical and medical information as well as the commercial aspects of aloes. It guides researchers in botany, natural product chemistry, pharmacology, dermatology and immunology. The present volume brings together a wealth of information on aloes from a variety of sources, including seldom-recorded folk customs.

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Part 1 The plants

chapter 1|12 pages

Aloes in habitat

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Part 4 Aloe biology

chapter 16|6 pages

Aloe leaf anatomy

chapter 17|14 pages

Pests of aloes