Aloe vera gel

Authors: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer, Prof. Dr. med. Martina Bacharach-Buhles

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020

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Aloe barbadensis leaf juice

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Aloe vera gel is a product derived from the real aloe(aloe vera). The Aloe vera gel is extracted from the water-storing parenchyma of the Aloe leaves. The high content of polysaccharides (main components are D-glucose and D-mannose) causes a mucilaginous consistency. Furthermore, the gel contains the simple sugars glucose, mannose, galactose and xylose, water-soluble vitamins, various vitamins and minerals. Amino acids, the enzymes amylase, alkaline phosphatase, lipase. In addition, there is salicylic acid, various glycoproteins and aloenins.
oe)Aloe vera gel is free of laxative aloin (see below Aloe)
Aloe vera gel is used cosmetically and naturopathically in a number of indications and applications. Significant superiority has been demonstrated in 2 psoriasis studies . The preparations are only rarely used in this indication.
Aloe vera gel is said to be anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and to promote wound healing.