“If Aloe Vera were to be discovered today, and its remarkable healing properties investigated, it would be hailed as the ‘wonder drug of the century’.”
– Dr. Ivan Danhof, Ph.D., M.D.
General Properties of Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera is a natural product derived directly from the plant’s leaves. It is so effective in its natural state that no compelling reason has been found to lavish time and money on developing a synthetic version.
In fact, Aloe Vera is so chemically complex that it would be extremely difficult to make it artificially. It is an amazing mixture of more than 200 constituents, including polysaccharides (a complex carbohydrate), enzymes (complex proteins), glycoproteins, amino acids, vitamins and minerals.
Aloe has been proven to:
- reduce inflammation
- speed the healing of wounds
- ameliorate pain
- improve vascular flow
- reduce scarring
Its healing properties are linked to the high concentration of large molecular weight polysaccharides.