Aloe Vera, “The Silent Healer,” is between 99 and 99.5 percent water—the remaining solid material contains over 75 different ingredients including vitamins, minerals, enzymes, sugars, phenolic compounds, lignin, saponins, sterols, amino acids and salicylic acid. We break down each of these components for an in-depth look at nature's wonders.
There is a synergistic action between all the component ingredients of Aloe, which when blended with essential oils, give a result, which is greater than the sum of the individual actions.
VITAMINS include essential antioxidants A, C and F. Vitamins B (thiamine), niacin, vitamin B2 (riboflavin), choline and folic acid.
ENZYMES are like the workers of a cell and are known to catalyze about 4,000 biochemical processes in living cells. They build new proteins, transport materials around the cell, and carry out other important cellular functions.
MINERALS sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, manganese, copper, zinc, chromium and iron are all found in the aloe plant. Magnesium lactate prevents the formation of histamine from the amino acid. Histamine is released in many allergic reactions and causes intense itching and pain.
SUGARS are derived from the mucilage layer of the plant under the rind, surrounding the inner gel. They form 25 percent of the solid fraction and comprise long chain polysaccharides, containing glucose and mannose, known as the glucomannans, which are known for their immune stimulating effects.
PHENOLIC COMPOUNDS are found in the sap and possess powerful analgesic effects. Topically, they can absorb ultraviolet light, and reduce the formation of melanin and any tendency to hyper-pigmentation.
LIGNIN is a woody substance that endows topical aloe preparations with their singular penetrative ability to carry other active ingredients deep into the skin to nourish the dermis.
SAPONINS are a soapy smoothing substance that comprises 3 percent of the gel that are general cleansers with antiseptic properties.
SALICYLIC ACID is a compound possessing anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties and has a keratolytic effect which helps to remove devitalized tissue and heal wounds.
AMINO ACIDS are the building blocks of proteins. Aloe Vera gel provides 20 of the 22 necessary amino acids.
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Energetic Properties of Aloe
The aloe plant form was developed to bring forth balance and the ability of survival in harsh climates. That it is native to desert-like climates is a perpetuation from those origins. When blended with essential oils, aloe enhances the transference of energy from the oils into the living cell. Another function of aloe vera is to stimulate the nervous system. The circulatory flow is increased, particularly when the aloe is rubbed over the skin. It allows fluidium to flow freely between the cells, particularly for healing various skin conditions.