Aloe Vera Juice
Aloe Vera Gelly
Weight Management
Aloe Vera Toothpaste
Vitamins A and E with Beta Carotene

 

Properties of Aloe Barbadensis Miller

Table of Nutrients Found in Aloe Vera Gel

As you study this table below, consider the following:  Aloe Vera is one of the only known natural sources of Vitamin B12 aside from meat from animals.

Constituent
Number & Identification
Properties & Activity
Comment
Amino Acids
Provides 20 of the 22 human required amino acids & 7 of the 8 essential amino acids.
Provides the basic building blocks of proteins in the production of muscle tissue etc
The 8 essential amino acids are those the human body cannot manufacture
Anthraquinones
Provides 12 anthraquinones: Aloe emodin, Aloetic Acid, Aloin, Anthracine, Antranol, Barbaloin, Chrysophanic Acid, Emodin, Ethereal Oil, Ester of Cinnamonic Acid, Isobarbaloin, Resistannol.
In relatively small concentrations together with the Gel fraction they provide Analgesic, Antibacterial, Antifungal & Antiviral activity. In high concentration on their own they can be toxic.
Traditionally known as laxatives. The antraquinones are found in the sap. The anthraquinone derivatives (anthrones & chromones) comprise the phenolic fraction of the sap. The primary sap component is Aloin/Barbaloin anthrone derivative
Enzymes
Provides 8 enzymes: Aliiase, Alkaline Phosphatase, Amylase, Carboxypeptidase, Catalase, Cellulase, Lipase, Peroxidase
Helps breakdown of food sugars and fats aiding digestion & enhancing nutrient absorbtion
 
Hormones
Auxins & Gibberellins
Wound Healing & Anti-inflammatory
 
Lignin
Cellulose based substance
Thought to provide penetrating power in Aloe vera skin preparations and may act as a carrier for other components
 
Minerals
Provides 9 minerals: Calcium, Chromium, Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Potassium, Sodium, Zinc
Essential for good health and is known to work in certain combimation with each other, vitamins and other trace elements
 
Salicylic Acid
Aspirin like compound
Analgesic
 
Saponins
Glycosides
Soapy substance both cleansing and antiseptic
 
Sterols
Provides 4 main plant steroids: Cholesterol, Campesterol, Lupeol, ß Sitosterol
Anti-inflammatory agents. Lupeol also possesses antiseptic and analgesic properties
 
Sugars
Monosaccharides: glucose & fructose

Polysaccarides: gluco-mannans / polymannose

 

 

Anti-inflammatory action

Anti-viral, immune modulating activity of Acemannan

The long chain gluco-mannons are absorbed intact by the pinocytotic process of certain cells lining the digestive tract.
Vitamins
A, C, E, B, Choline, B12, Folic Acid
Antioxidant(A,C,E): neutralises free radicals
B's & Choline involved in amino acid metabolism, B12 required for production of red blood cells, Folic Acid in the development of blood cells

 

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