The Aloe Vera Plant
About the aloe vera plant, aloes Barbadensis Miller, the major medicinal plant resembling a cactus yet part of the lily family such as tulip, onions, asparagus ..
She lives in tropical countries (Africa, America) and has the feature to store water in its leaves in the warm periods.
The leaves of the aloe vera plant are broad and composed of three layers:
- the outer protective layer
- the fibrous layer (highly concentrated in aloin which is used as a laxative and whose bitter taste serves as protection against predators
- a gelatinous heart where the plant accumulates its reserves of water which is also called mucilage or vegetable water.
Forever Living Products uses only the mucilage (or pulp) of the plant, this translucent gel located in the heart of the leaf does not contain aloin can cause unpleasant side effects.
Benefits And Nutritional Qualities
Aloe vera is a real "health food", the aloe gel contains 200 active ingredients including 75 nutrients.
It contains numerous vitamin complexes (A, B1, B2, B3 or PP, B6, B9, B12, C, E, ...), minerals (calcium, chlorine, copper, chromium, iron, zinc, lithium, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus ...), anthraquinones, lignins, saponins, enzymes (Amylase, catalase, cellulase, lipase, oxidase, and phosphatase ...), amino acids, sterols, mono and polysaccharides and proteins .
It has essential properties that make it one of the most complete plants on the planet.