Fluid from aloe prolongs life after hemorrhagic shock

This seems promising. And particularly intriguing in that the aloe factor appears to be essentially a bio-lubricant: “‘As a drag reducing polymer, it may provide better diffusion of oxygen molecules from red blood cells to tissues because of its ability to better mix in the plasma surrounding red blood cells.” Coming on the heals of chitoson-infused bandages, it offers extra hope that folks hurt in action, industrial accidents or even car wrecks won’t bleed out before they can be taken to a hospital.

Fluid from aloe prolongs life after hemorrhagic shock [Science Blog]


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