- Helps relieve the digestive system without irritation.
- Helps improve the immune system and reduce fatigue.
- Helps reduce blood glucose levels.
- Emollient effect (promotes tissue relaxation).
- Plant used in traditional Indian medicine.
Aloe vera is a succulent plant with a long history of traditional uses and applications. It has left its mark on many civilisations: Egyptian, Greek, Hebrew, Indian and Chinese.
Aloe vera juice comes from the sap found under the cuticle and skin of the leaf, whereas Aloe vera gel comes from the pulp – the mucilaginous tissue found in the centre of the leaf. It is important to distinguish between the two since they share neither the same chemical composition, nor the same properties or contraindications. The juice is the exudate from the cut leaf, while the gel is the mucilage obtained from the central part of the leaf.
The juice, which is concentrated down through boiling, is used to treat major digestive disorders, but it is not without contraindications. It contains anthracene derivatives including aloin which has anti-fungal, antibacterial and antiviral properties, but most importantly, has a significant laxative effect too, which is highly irritating to the digestive tract.
The gel is obtained by cutting the leaf lengthways. The mucilaginous pulp is scraped out and quickly treated to prevent oxidation. The gel is viscous and clear. It does not have the same drawbacks as aloe juice because it is free from anthracene derivatives; on the contrary, it contains beneficial fatty acids, sterols, organic acids, phenols, all of which have a positive effect on the body. Unlike Aloe vera juice, consuming this mucilaginous gel, obtained from the heart of the leaf, does not irritate the gut because it does not contain aloin. Read our article: how to use aloe vera daily.
|Daily dose: 45 ml
Number of doses per pack : 11
|Amount per dose|
|Aloe vera juice (from organic farming) made from non-deshydrated gel||45 ml|
|Other ingredients: citric acid, potassium sorbate, sodium benzoate|
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