* *ADVISORY* *The outer leaf contains some toxic substances, so an aloe vera preparation should contain only the inner gel of the plant.
DOSAGE: Studies used 0.5% aloe vera cream. For genital herpes, apply aloe vera three times a day for up to two weeks. For burns, apply twice daily with dressing changes.
CONCLUSION: We conclude that aloe vera is a safe and effective product for the treatment of both genital herpes and 2nd degree burns. While it shows promise for treating psoriasis, there is not enough evidence for us to recommend its use for this indication. If you use it, remember to include it in your list of medications when you visit your doctor and other health care providers.
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