Aloe Vera Products

by Bob Woolmer
(Torrance, CA, USA)

Aloe, a favorite house plant, has a great past as a universal folk remedy.

Usually well-known as Aloe vera, the plant can be classified into two basic products: gel and latex. Aloe vera gel is the leaf pulp or liquid like gum, a thin clear jelly-like substance acquired from the parenchymal tissue that makes up the internal portion of the leaves.

The gel include carbohydrate polymers, such as glucomannans or polygalacturonic acid, plus different of other organic and inorganic compounds.

Aloe latex, generally mentioned to as "aloe juice," is a sour yellow outflow from the pericyclic tubules just underneath the exterior skin of the leaves. Pharmaceutical utilize as a purgative, the juice is frequently dry out to output "aloe" small particles that are dark brown from exposure to air.

The terms "gel" and "juice" are not clearly specified by manufacturers and often are misidentified by consumers. The robotic separation impact is not always complete, so aloe latex can be found in some aloe gels.

It is suitable to make the gel as clean as feasible, due to aloe latex include the anthraquinone glycosides aloin A and B, which are strong laxatives.

The processed products are not easily to keep stable, a problem that can cause differences in product potency.

Many products declare particular stabilization procedures, but the most advantageous source of aloe gel would be direct from a broken leaf of the plant. Aloe gel has been consumed for topical treatment of wounds, minor burns, and skin irritations.

Aloe blends for internal application have been benefited for constipation, coughs, wounds, ulcers, diabetes, cancer, headaches, arthritis, immune-system deficiencies, and various other conditions.

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Aug 19, 2011
Aloe Vera Direct from a Leaf
by: David

So true, your second to the last paragraph. While many store-bought products are good (some excellent), there is nothing quite like the gel from a freshly opened leaf of a living aloe vera plant.

- David

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