Herbs

Aloe Vera Leaf

Spanish Translation: Savila  

Standardized: aloe vera
Other Names: aloe, Barbados aloe, Curacao aloe, ghrita kumari, kanyasara

 BOTANICAL NAME

Aloe vera (L.) Burm. f.

Plant Family: Liliaceae

 SYNONYMS

 Aloe barbadensis

 CONSTITUENTS

Aloe-emodin, arginine, magnesium, salicylates, serine, vitamin C, and complex polysaccharides including acemannan.

PARTS USED

The whole leaf.

TYPICAL PREPARATIONS

"Bitter Aloe" is a dried latex taken from the "peel" of the leaves, more precisely the double wall of the leafs water sacs. When bitter aloe is first extracted from the leaf, it is yellow, but it turns brown as it dries. The type of Aloe Vera sold by Mountain Rose Herbs is made from the entire dehydrated leaf, cut or powdered.

 PRECAUTIONS

 Specific: Orally administered drugs should be taken one hour prior to consumption of aloe vera leaf gel or several hours after consumption, as it may slow the absorption of orally administered drugs.

General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.

 

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This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

 

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