What is Aloe?
Aloe is often called the “Miracle Plant” or “Plant burns” but has many other names that have withstood during its 4000 years of its existence.
It’s juicy, much like a cactus, but actually belongs to the lily family and it is akin to onions, garlic and asparagus. The gel inside the aloe leaf can benefit humans as a drinking juice, with many nutrients, and can even be combined with other ingredients in order to produce creams and lotions used locally, nourish the skin and significantly improves its quality.
What kind of aloe?
The best form of aloe is the 100% stabilized aloe vera gel from the Aloe Barbadensis Miller, also known as Aloe Vera or Aloe authentic. This stabilized gel must be the main component of any topical products or drinking juice.
How Aloe Vera benefits us?
The natural anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial activity of Aloe Vera can be combined with 200 nutritious ingredients to assist in addressing / improving various problems. Most people who use Aloe report a general sense of wellbeing. Most people say it makes them calmer and less anxious. This statement relates to the reinforcing effects of aloe on the immune system, which fits and works more smoothly, enhancing in this way our body against external attacks.
What is Aloe Vera made of?
- Vitamins: Contains a variety of vitamins, but the most important are the antioxidant vitamins C, E and Beta Carotene, the precursor of vitamin A. Aloe is also one of the few plants that contain vitamin B12, very important for the vegetarians.
- Saccharides: These include the very important polysaccharides chain, that boosts the immune system and helps detoxify the body.
- Saponites: Sparkling microorganisms acting antimicrobials, against bacteria, viruses and fungi.
- Metals – Minerals: These are magnesium, manganese, zinc, copper, chromium, calcium, sodium, potassium, iron and selenium important antioxidant.
- Enzymes: lipases and proteases cleave the food and help digestion and carboxypeptidase involved in the inflammatory process.
- Lignin: This woody substance in Aloe vera imparts its ability to penetrate the skin.
- Salicylic Acid: This component, like aspirin, is anti-inflammatory and helps to break down dead tissue.
- Amino acids: The human body requires 22 amino acids, the building blocks of proteins, and Aloe Vera provides 20 of them.The most important though is that the aloe gives us 7 of the 8 essential amino acids that can not be manufactured by the human body and so must be taken with food form.
- Sterols (Fatty Acids): The three main types act as powerful anti-inflammatory agents.
- Anthraquinones: The most important are aloin and emodin, but altogether they are strong painkillers and known for their antibacterial properties. In their original form they are very laxative.
Aloe does not have a “magic” effect in the body. Aloe is Acting in the epithelium tissue and the immune system. This is supported by numerous, unpublished evidence, since many thousands of people over the centuries have reported benefits of aloe in a variety of cases. Aloe vera contains over 200 components, of which 75 are essential for the proper functioning of our body.