Dr. Ivan E. Danhof

The Father of Aloe 

Our founder Dr. Ivan E. Danhof, often quoted as the “Father of Aloe Vera” was one of the world’s leading experts on Aloe Vera and natural herbal remedies, with over 30 years of laboratory research and extensive practical experience. His self proclaimed goal was to help people live healthier lives. Those that knew him, would say about Dr. Danhof, that he simply helped people.
Dr. Danhof attended the University of North Texas where he received a bachelor’s degree in Biology and Chemistry and a Masters degree in Microbiology. He continued graduate studies at the University on Illinois where he earned a master’s degree in Nutrition and a Ph.D. in Physiology. He then attended the University of Texas Health Science Center Southwest Medical School earning a Doctor of Medicine degree with clinical specialities in internal medicine and gastroenterology. In 1969 and 1970, Dr Danhof served as a Fulbright Scholar at the medical facility of Nangrahar University in Jalalabad Afghanistan where he studied herbal medicines. He also served on the faculty at Southwestern Medical School and retired after 30 years of teaching.
He has published more that 80 research papers and served consultant to several pharmaceutical research institutes. Click here to read his paper the therapeutic components of Aloe Vera. He acted as a consultant to the Food and Drug Administration, serving on review panels and committees dealing primarily with the approval of gastrointestinal medicines. Dr Danhof’s work is frequently referenced in research literature and marketing materials.
After living a long life of service as a great grandfather, father, husband, brother, teacher, colleague, and a fierce and loyal friend, Dr. Danhof passed away in July 2021. HIs legacy of helping people live healthier lives continues with his line of Aloe products.
Danhof Aloe is family owned and family operated since 2002. Guided by Dr. Danhof’s lifelong principals of service, sacrifice, and love, our common goal at Danhof Aloe is to help everyone live the healthiest life possible.


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