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The botanical name of the species is Aloe Vera or Aloe barbadensis Miller. It belongs to the genus Aloe; there are more than 500 species of Aloe.

It is a bushy, almost sessile perennial and drought resistant plant with fleshy and open green leaves (the color of pea) which have a length of 30-80cm wide and a shape of a lance/spear with small spines on the two narrow sides. The leaves of young plants may have white spots. The flowers are tubular, with a yellow light color and length of 25-90 cm.

The plant has many similarities in appearance with cactus. It grows primarily in hot and dry regions of Africa, Asia, Europe and America.

Aloe Vera is the most prevalent type of Aloe worldwide because of its production of gel and powder due to the quality of its leafs and the pharmaceutical properties.

Active ingredients of Aloe Vera

  • Vitamins
  • Enzymes
  • Metals
  • Sugars
  • Anthraquinones
  • Fatty acids
  • Hormones
  • Amino acids
  • Salicylic acid
  • Lignin
  • Saponins
  • Lactic magnesium

Pharmaceutical properties of Aloe Vera

  • Wound Healing
  • Treatment of burns
  • Other applications in dermatology (used in many skin diseases: herpes genital, psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis, stomatitis, frostbite)
  • Health hair
  • Moisturizing and anti-aging effects
  • Anti- wrinkle and acne
  • Anti-inflammatory action
  • Analgesic action
  • Stimulating the immune system
  • Antiviral and antitumor activity
  • Antiallergic activity
  • Antiseptic, antibacterial and antifungal activity
  • Laxative
  • Antidiabetic activity
  • Action against cholesterol
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