Why Aloe Works
It could be said that it works because the Aloe Vera plant produces at least six antiseptic agents: Lupeol, salicylic acid, urea nitrogen, cinnamonic acid, phenols, and sulphur. All of these substances are recognized as antiseptics because they kill or control mold, bacteria, fungus, and viruses, explaining why the plant has the ability to eliminate many internal and external infections. The Lupeol and salicylic acid in the juice explains why it is a very effective pain-killer.
Next, it could be said that Aloe Vera contains at least three anti-inflammatory fatty acids: cholesterol, campersterol and B-sitosterol (plant sterols) which explains why it is a highly effective treatment for burns, cuts, scrapes, abrasions, allergic reactions, rheumatoid arthritis, rheumatic fever, acid indigestion, ulcers, plus many inflammatory conditions of the digestive system and other internal organs, including the stomach, small intestine, colon, liver, kidney, and pancreas. B-sitosterol is also a powerful anti-cholestromatic, which helps to lower harmful cholesterol levels, helping to explain its many benefits for heart patents.
If we add that Aloe contains at least 23 polypeptids (immune stimulators), then we understand why Aloe juice helps control a broad spectrum of immune system diseases and disorders, including HIV and AIDS. The polypeptids, plus the anti-tumor agents Aloe emodin and Aloe lectins, explains its ability to control cancer. What’s in aloe vera gel:
- 20 minerals
- 12 vitamins
- 18 amino acids
- 200 active plant compounds (phytonutrients), including:
- Triterpenes (a phytonutrient that lowers blood sugar)
- Glyconutrients & glycoproteins
- Polysaccharides, including:
- Acemannan, mannose-6-phosphate polymannans
- Phenolic glycosides, including:
If the SYNERGISTIC RELATIONSHIP between the elements found in the sap, gel, and throughout the entire plant does not explain why whole leaf Aloe works, then NOTHING DOES! All of which explains why “Across Time” lay persons and physicians alike, have proclaimed that Aloe has the ability to heal, alleviate, eliminate, or even cure a monumental list of human diseases and disorders.
Therefore it truly deserves the name, “Medicine Plant”.