The centuries-old healing plant
It is very likely that all the properties and ingredients in Aloe the healing plant have not been found, but 75, and counting, have been isolated, particularly in Aloe barbadensis miller, the true Aloe.
Vitamins, minerals, amino acids, special sugars, enzymes, anti-inflammatory agents, and many other more specialised compounds can be found in the inner leaf gel, which is the part used by this company.
Many companies boast that they use the whole leaf – well, they would do, it's much cheaper to pick a leaf, crunch it all up, pasteurise it, strain it, dilute it and serve it as a juice, which by law only has to be 15% Aloe.
This gel is the inner leaf only, which has been filleted, stabilised in a patented way, using only natural ingredients, so no other company can produce it this way, and bottled, with or without natural flavourings, as a
, which by law has to be 85% at least.
Some of the ingredients are quite sensitive to heat, so pasteurisation will destroy them and adding in other chemicals for preservation alters the balance, also. As for dilution, it will take a lot more of the juice drink to get a benefit than the drinking gel, which is almost 100% Aloe.
How does Aloe help?
Aloe vera helps three main areas : the immune system, the digestive system, and the skin, which is not only on the surface, but all the linings of the lungs, gut, bladder as well. It has been known for centuries as the healing plant and has been sucessful in treating a variety of ailments. We are not allowed to make medical claims ourselves, purely anecdotal evidence, but there are a doctor, a vet, and a dietician whose job is to teach and provide evidence of aloe's effectiveness.
The immune system :
Aloe contains complex sugars which boost the immune system, vitamins and minerals needed by the body, and other substances which kill bacteria, fungi, including candida, and also kill viruses. If your immune system is strong, it is far less likely that you will pick up any infection, so Aloe acts as a tonic first and foremost.
Since taking it, I have had one cold, which lasted one day : all I did was increase fourfold the amount I was taking, and the cold was stopped in its tracks – there are no known side-effects, so it is quite safe to do this, more than can be said for aspirin or paracetamol!
Disordered immune system diseases such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, M.E can also be helped because of Aloe's tonic, immune-boosting properties. No wonder it often referred to as the healing plant!
The digestive system:
Aloe is a tonic, firstly, but this healing plant also contains anti-inflammatory compounds and enzymes, which calm down an overactive gut, soothing conditions such as Crohn's ,I.B.S, and generally any inflammation in the lining of the gut from the mouth to the other end! Because it also contains most of the amino acids : 7 of the 8 needed from food, it supplements our often less than adequate diets, along with the vitamins and minerals, as previously mentioned.
It is generally believed that what one puts on the skin stays on the skin, but with a little thought, we can see that it can't be true, or skin patches, e.g. For nicotine, hormones, or pain relief would not work, and they obviously do : just ask some ex-smokers how they gave up smoking.
So, it would seem to us that it is very important to be careful what we do put on ourselves, which is why we find our Aloe range of creams,
,soap, shampoo so lovely to use. With Aloe being the first ingredient, and only enough other ingredients to do the job, with those other ingredients from natural sources only, we can feel safe in the knowledge that we are not unknowingly poisoning ourselves from the outside in.