ALOE - ALOE VERA - Topical

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This monograph is intended to serve as a guide to industry for the preparation of Product Licence Applications (PLA) and labels for natural health product market authorization. It is not intended to be a comprehensive review of the medicinal ingredient.



July 31, 2018

Proper name(s), Common name(s), Source material(s)

Table 1.Proper name(s), Common name(s), Source material(s)
Proper name(s) Common name(s) Source material(s)
Proper name(s) Part(s)
Aloe Vera
  • Aloe
  • Aloe vera
  • Barbados aloe
  • Curaçao aloe
  • True aloe
  • West Indian aloe
  • Aloe Vera Leaf gel

    References: Proper name: USDA 2018; Common names: USDA 2018, McGuffin et al. 2000; Source material: Barnes et al. 2007, Williamson 2003.

    Route of administration


    Dosage form(s)

    Acceptable dosage form for any age category listed in this monograph and specified route of administration are indicated in in the Compendium of Monographs Guidance Document.

    Use(s) or Purpose(s)



    Children 2 to 11 years, adolescents 12 to 17 years and adults 18 years and older (McIntyre 2005; Bove 2001).


    Method of preparation: Fresh

    10 - 100 % leaf gel (WHO 1999)

    Direction(s) for use

    Apply to affected area(s) as needed.

    Duration(s) of use

    No statement is required.

    Risk information

    Caution(s) and warning(s)

    Consult a health care practitioner/health care provider/health care professional/doctor/physician if symptoms persist or worsen.


    No statement required.

    Known adverse reaction(s)

    Stop use if hypersensitivity/allergy occurs (Brinker 2018; EMEA 2006).

    Non-medicinal ingredients

    Must be chosen from the current Natural Health Products Ingredients Database (NHPID) and must meet the limitations outlined in the database.

    Storage conditions

    No statement required.


    References cited

    References reviewed