Aloe vera as a biologically active vehicle for hydrocortisone acetate

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  • 1 Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine, Philadelphia 19107.
  • | 2 Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine, Philadelphia 19107.
  • | 3 Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine, Philadelphia 19107.
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Aloe vera, as a biological vehicle for hydrocortisone 21-acetate, was tested topically and systemically against acute inflammation. Systemically, the combination of A. vera and hydrocortisone produced a maximum 88.1% inhibition of edema. Polymorphonuclear leukocyte infiltration was reduced 91.1%. The topical inhibition of edema peaked at 97%. The possibility that A. vera has significant potential as a biologically active vehicle for steroids is discussed.