Our Research


The Institute’s roots are firmly planted in continuing research. Through a living trust endowed to the Institute by the Clarkes, grants fund the most promising research projects that have already uncovered a relationship between Emodin, a compound found in Aloe and the destruction of liver cancer cells. Other promising findings are exploring Aloe’s healing properties in gastrointestinal diseases, and the lowering blood sugar and blood pressure.

The institute is extremely proud of all the meaningful discoveries and findings by the diverse teams of doctors and scientists we’ve had the opportunity to support in their aloe-based research. These pages provide the nature of their exploration and summaries of their findings.

DR. IVAN DANHOFGrant Recepients

Aloe and Diabetes Study - $5,500

The aloe institute provided a small assistance to Dr. Danhof on his pioneering study of how drinking aloe juice can help reduce blood sugar levels in diabetic patients.

Additional Info

  • Grant Year: 2004
  • Recipient: DR. IVAN DANHOF
  • Grant Amount: $5,500

In-Vivo Effects Of Aloe - Emodin On Nude Mice: Glioma Xenografts

  • 2002 Grant = $20,000
  • 2003 Grant = $25,000
  • 2004 Grant = $20,000

In April 2002, the aloe institute embarked on a long-term aloe/cancer project with an experienced doctor and researcher, Dr. Mildred Acevedo-Duncan, located at the University Of South Florida in Tampa.

Additional Info

  • Grant Year: 2002 - 2004
  • Recipient: DR. MILDRED DUNCAN
  • Grant Amount: $65,000

Bioavailability - $5000

The beginning study in this grant is to see what effect t aloe has on the human absorption of vitamins C and E, popular vitamin supplements. The study was performed by Dr. Joe Vinson with the Scranton University.

This study took single strength aloe vera gel (liquid) and whole leaf (liquid). The subjects took both vitamins C and E. Subjects took vitamins C and E with aloe and the others took vitamin C and E with water.

Additional Info

  • Grant Year: 2001
  • Recipient: DR JOE VINSON
  • Grant Amount: $5,000

Basic Mechanisms Of Aloe Glycobiology - $2,500

The proposed research was to trace the functions of carbohydrates through pathways of our complete immune system.

This research examined key studies and principles of glycobiology and will focus on the importance of saccharide molecules that are available in specific aloe plant species. Tracing these pathways provided a comprehensive picture of supporting immunity thought the basic mechanisms of glycobiology.

Additional Info

  • Grant Year: 2000
  • Recipient: DR. ROBERT SIEGEL
  • Grant Amount: $2,500

International Aloe Science Council - $5,000

The international aloe science council grant proposal was approved and the project commenced in the fourth quarter of 1999. The projects objective is to provide the aloe community with claims labeling guidance with the food and drug administrations approval. This outcome of this project will be helpful for both industry professionals and consumers.

Additional Info

  • Grant Year: 1999
  • Grant Amount: $5,000

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