Aloe Vera

About Aloe Vera

The botanical names of Aloe are Aloe vulgaris, Aloe barbadensis, Aloe Africana, Aloe perryi, and Aloe spicata. Aloe is a plant of the Asphodelaceae family and is probably originally from Africa, Madagascar and the Arabian Peninsula.

Therea re about 500 species of Aloe in Africa, the Arabian Peninsula and Madagascar and is commonly used as a cosmetic ingredient and in natural medicine. The gel extracted from Aloe’s leaves contains anthraquinones, and polysaccharides that give aloe its antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, and wound healing properties.

Aloe Vera Uses, Properties, and Health Benefits

Aloe Vera is used in cosmetics and dermatology. Aloe Vera has anti-fungal, antibiotic, antibacterial, anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, laxative, anti-microbial, antiulcer, purgative, anti-itching, radiation side effects protection properties. Because of its numerous healing properties, aloe has been traditionally used for hair loss, sunburn, burns, skin rashes, skin abrasions, scars, cheilitis, pressure ulcers, scabies, wrinkles, and dermatitis.

Aloe Vera Nutritional Information:

Aloe Vera is considered a super-food because of it high concentration of nutritional and health beneficial compounds, that make it a superfood and a medicinal super-herb. Aloe is rich in vitamin E, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, and zinc, that makes Aloe Vera great for the skin.

Lipids

Lipids: 30 milligrams/dl

Vitamins
Vitamin A: 10 micrograms/dl
Vitamin E: 0.1 milligrams/dl
Vitamin B-1 - Thiamin: 3 nanograms/ml
Vitamin B-2 - Riboflavin: 33 nanograms/ml
Vitamin B-3 - Niacin: 0.297 micrograms/ml
Vitamin B-5 - Pantothenic Acid: 402 nanograms/ml
Vitamin B-6 - Pyridoxine: 0.03 micrograms/ml
Vitamin B-12 - Cyanocobalamin: 50 picograms/ml
Folic Acid: 1.4 nanograms/ml
Vitamin C - Ascorbic Acid: 0.05 milligrams/dl

Minerals
Calcium (Ca): 35.7 milligrams/dl
Chloride (Cl): 56 milliEquivalents/L
Chromium (Cr): 122 micrograms/L
Copper (Cu): 59 micrograms/L
Fluorine (F): 529 micrograms/L
Iron (Fe): 123 micrograms/dl
Magnesium (Mg): 107 milligrams/L
Manganese (Mn) 37 micrograms/L
Molybdenum (Mo): 76 micrograms/L
Phosphorus (Po): 7.4 milligrams/dl
Potassium (K): 32 milliEquivalents/L
Selenium (Se): 18 micrograms/L
Sodium (Na): 63 milliEquivalents/L
Zinc (Za): 820 micrograms/L

Enzymes
Phosphatases: 1 International Units/L
Phosphokinases: 1 International Units/L
Transaminases: 4 International Units/L

Source: Desert Harvest Freeze-Dried Aloe Vera Concentrate, one liter, 10X concentrated

References:
http://news.ku.dk/allnews/2009/aloevera/
https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/encyclopedia/content.aspx?contenttypeid=19&contentid=Aloe
https://www.curesdecoded.com/products/aloe-vera/42
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2763764/
http://www.desertharvest.com/av-nutrition.html