ALOEVERA AT A GLANCE
Aloe barbadensis Miller (also known as Aloe vera), a member of the
family Liliacae, is cultivated for its thick fleshy leaves from
which many substances are obtained. In the past, the yellow
resinous latex that exudes from the leaves was used as a laxative
or purgative (Cheney, 1970). Because of Aloe gel's reputation as a
folk remedy for burns and wounds, some people keep one or more
plants readily available at home. Starting more than 50 years ago,
the gel in the parenchyma cells of the leaf was being processed
and marketed as a drink product. Today, the industry is
flourishing and the gel is being used in many products such as
fresh gel, juice, and other formulations for health, medical, and
cosmetic purposes (Blitz et al., 1963, Cera et al., 1980; Genet
and van Schooten, 1992; Morton, 1961).
Aloe marketing increases, many more people are purchasing creams,
ointments, juices, and even facial tissue and shampoo containing
the gel of Aloe. Of the many Aloe-based products on the market,
some contain Aloe as claimed, whereas others may not or may have
insufficient amounts of Aloe than that shown on their labels. The
expanding Aloe industry urgently needed a way to police itself by
developing test procedures and a reliable database so that a
product claiming to have Aloe could be tested and certified
(Waller, 1992). This certification not only could reduce
fraudulent claims, but also would build consumer confidence in
problem in certifying various products was the lack of needed
reliable data. With the development of an Aloe database, products'
quality can be continually monitored and certification revoked if
standards are not being met. The International Aloe Science
Council (IASC), the certifying body of the Aloe industry, needs to
know the content and levels of certain constituents in the raw
Aloe materials and how these levels fluctuate with different
harvest times in plants grown at various locations. A study was
initiated in April 1991 with support from the IASC to develop
certain baseline information that could be used by IASC as part of
a certification program for Aloe products. A preliminary report
covering the first 33 weeks of data was previously published (Wang
and Strong, 1993).
is one of the oldest known medicinal plants. It is mentioned in
Holy Vedas, Ramayana, Bible, Quran, and Ancient. Egyptian and
Chinese History, Cleopatra queen of Egypt used
Aloevera for preservation of her beauty. Alexander the
Great fought a battle for soccotra island, where Aloevera grows,
in 333 BC for his wounded soldiers, Mahatma Gandhi described the
nutritional value of Aloevera during his long fasting in 19th
is a semitropical plant. There are around 300 species but only
three have medicinal value. These three are:
Aloevera Pari baker
most potent is “Aloevera Barbadensis” its belong to Liliaceae
family. According to different languages its manes are as below:
Gwarpatha, Kumari , Ghee Kanwar
based on properties
Sanjivini Buti, Magic wand , Miracle Plant & Plant of
is a coarse perennial plant with short stem and shallow root
system. Leaves are fleshy, in roseltes, densely crowded with horny
pickles on the margins,. Surface of the leaf is pale green with
irregular white linings or pouches and flowers are brought fellow
in colour. It flowers during Sept.- December. Aloevera leaves are
used for medicinal purpose. The juice of Aloevera leaver is used
as medicine and its called Aloevera Gel.
contains at least 75 known ingredients which can divided into the
It is rich in all vitamins specially the anti-oxidant
vitamin A, C & E, other are B1, B2, B6, B12, folic acid and
choline. Vitamins in natural form are very fast absorbable and
useful in compression of synthetics.
Calcium, Potassium, Iron, Sodium, Magnesium, Maganese, Copper,
Chromium and anti-oxidant Selenium. Although minerals and trace
elements are only needed in very small quantity, they are
essential for the proper functioning of various enzyme systems in
different metabolic pathways.
These are bio-chemicals, which catalyze the digestion and other
metabolic reactions in the body. Aloevera contains phosphates,
amylase, lipase, catalyze, creative, phosphokin, nuclestides,
cellulose, alkaline phosphates proteolysis and Bradykinase.
Especially Bradykinase, helps to reduce excessive inflammation
when applied to the skin topically and therefore reduce pain and
any other abnormal sensation. Others helps in digest any dead
tissues in wounds. Lipase and protease which break down foods and
aid digestion are present.
These are derived from the mucilage layer of the plant which
surrounds the inner gel and are known as mucopolysaccharides,
which enhance the immune system and help to detoxify. Aloevera
contains bath mono & polysaccharides, but the most important
are the long chain sugars involving glucose and mannose. These
sugars are ingested whole from the gut, not broken down like other
sugars, and appear in the bloodstream in exactly the same form.
This process in known as pinocytosis. Some of these
polysaccharides are not absorbed but stick to certain cells lining
the gut and from a barriers preventing absorption of unwanted
material so helping to prevent a ‘leaking’ gut syndrome in
topical preparation. The sugars are main moisturizers.
(Anthraquinones): There are twelve of these phenolic compounds
which are found exclusively in the plant. The important one, Aloin
& Emodin, act as laxative, painkillers, antibacterial and
is an inert substance but when included in topical preparations it
help to penetrate ingredients into the skin.
These soapy substances form about 3% of the Aloevera Gel and are
capable of cleansing & having antiseptic properties. These act
powerfully as antimicrobials against bacteria, viruses, fungus and
In Aloevera four steroids are present i.e. cholesterol,
campestrol, B sisosterol and lupeol. These four plant steroids are
important anti-inflammatory agents.
It is an aspirin like compound possessing anti-inflammatory
and anti-bacterial properties.
Aloevera contains 20 Amino Acids, out of 20, 7 are
essential amino acids which our body cannot synthesis. These are
Isoleucine, Leucine, Lysine, methionine, valenin, phenylalanine
Unique plant with multi purpose and multi nutritional qualities,
possessing multiple action and helps to prevent diseases,
maintains and restore health and promotes healing. It contains
Vitamins, Enzymes, Minerals Laxatives (Anthraquinones) Lignin’s,
Saponins, Fatty, acids, salicylic Acid, amino acids, proteins and
provides a rich cocktail of nutritional elements whose combines
action and balance produce a more powerful effect together, that
would be expected from the addition on the individual components.
This is because they work as a team, enhancing each other’s
effects known as synergism.
also has “adaptogenic” properties, which means that different
individuals take from it what they need. Therefore the benefits
vary from person to person.
because of its nutritional qualities and antioxidant properties
helps to prevent injury to the epithelial tissues and when they
are damaged, it promotes healing. The antioxidant fight the “
Free Radicals” the unstable compounds produced by our metabolism
and found in the environmental pollutants. They are thought to
cause the aging and diseases Aloevera will clean all the
capillaries and other tubular mechanisms in the whole body and do
the Repair , Rejuvenation and Regeneration of cells, the basic
unit of life Detoxification = Elimination + Regeneration +
basic raw material of Aloevera Products is Aloevera Juice or Gel.
The possible products are:-
Aloevera Skin Care (Cosmaceutical) & Body Care
Aloevera Fresh Juice.
Aloevera Health Drink.
Aloevera whole leaf Powder/ Granules.
Aloevera curative pills/ capsules for health
all systems through the promoting proper digestion, absorption and
assimilation of foods and nutrients.
the bleeding, damages and leakage of the intestine wall, thereby
taking the stress of the immune system.
absorbed through special receptor sites, which exist within the
human digestive tract.
direct anti- bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal, anti-yeast and
phagocytosis dramatically to ingest foreign vital and bacterial
not digested by
enzyme systems, it is taken up into the cell intact.
circulation through out the body and aids in blood sugar
extremely effective intracellular anti-oxidant and free radical
chronic yeast growth so that normal healthy flora may thrive.
greatly to the prevention and healing of malignant cells.
balances and enhances proper immune system junction.
a potent anti- inflammatory any agent to reduce
the proliferation of healthy flora in digestive tract.
and accelerates the tissue healing process
the intestinal protective mucosolining.
is a glyconutrient and helps to get relief from Cancer.