Properties

Aloe Vera's benefits are to be essentially attributed to the active ingredients held in its soft pulp-like gel. The true potency of Aloe Vera lies in the synergism of all its components such as vitamins - enzymes - minerals - saponins - amino acids - polysaccharides etc.  This chemistry allows Aloe Vera’s gel to penetrate the epithelial level of the skin and to trigger its healing potency on skin disturbs and discomforts(2).

 

A number of in vivo and in vitro studies have revealed an effective anti-inflammatory activity(3)(4).

 

It seems, indeed, that the active compounds contained in Aloe's gel, like Lupeol, are able to reduce inflammation in a dose-dependent manner(5).

 

Scientific studies have reported cases of enhancement of skin condition after treatment with Aloe Vera Gel on burns of 1st and 2nd degree(6).

 

 

(1)Atherton P. Aloe vera revisited. Br J Phytother. 1998;4:76–83. Atherton P. The essential Aloe vera: The actions and the evidence. 2nd ed 1997.
(2)Brunetto J. Pharmacognosy, phytochemistry, medicinal plants. Paris Lavoiseier, 1995
(3)Davis RH et al. Ati-inammatory and wound healing of growth substance in Aloe vera. Journal of the America Pediatric Medical Association, 1994, 84:77-81.
(4)Udupa SI, Udupa AL, Kulkarni DR. Anti-inammatory and woud healing properties of Aloe vera. Fitoterapia, 1994, 65:141-145.
(5)Davis RH et al. Aloe vera, hydrocortisone, and sterol inuence on wound tensile strenght and anti-inammation. Journal of the America Pediatric Medical Association, 1994, 84:614-621
(6)Visuthikosol V et al. Eect of Aloe vera gel on healing of burn wounds: a clinical and histological study.