An Innovation for Retarded Healing Process of a Chronic Ulcer by Aloe Vera Gel Treatment


  • Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Alzahrah Hospital, Department of Iranian Traditional Medicine, Department of Infectious Diseases, Isfahan, Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • University of New Castel, NSW, Australia
  • Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Nosocomial Infection Research Center, Isfahan, Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Department of Infectious Diseases, Isfahan, Iran, Islamic Republic of


In some cases of chronic ulcers of soft tissue cannot be treated by conventional treatment methods. In recent years some alternative methods have been proposed for treatment of such ulcers on the basis of Traditional Iranian (Persian) Medicine. This reports a case of chronic ulcer treatment by using Aloe vera gel. The ulcer was caused by car accident and in spite of using conventional treatment the injury remained for 60 days without appropriate response to therapy. Because of stopping in healing process by Aloe vera gel, this was discontinued and potassium permanganate has been used. After drying the ulcer using the alternative method of Aloe vera gel and potassium permanganate together has been applied and then the Aloe vera gel was used until the complete healing of ulcer. The delayed healing process of Aloe vera gel raise the question whether it is solely effective in complete healing of chronic ulcer or requires adjuvant therapies. Although Aloe vera is effective in healing process of chronic ulcer but sometimes it may be ineffective so that we are obliged to use potassium permanganate as an adjuvant drug which is presented by this case report.


Aloe Vera Gel, Chronic Ulcer, Herbal Medicine, Medicine, Traditional Iranian (Persian)

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Pharmacy and Pharmacology

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