Composition

Gel analysis

Given the variability of certain quantitative percentages depending on the variety of Aloe vera, the nature of the soil, weather conditions, extraction methods, etc.

Only the qualitative composition will be given as it emerges from the latest work carried out in this area.

Discover here the properties of aloe vera.

Analytical composition

Aloe vera: the chemical analysis of the leaf of the Aloe vera plant begins after 1850 with the isolation of the main active ingredient of its sap which was called: aloin, substance at the origin of its digestive properties (stomachic, cholagogue and laxative) which were the only ones officially recognized by the medicine of the time.

It was only much later, after 1930, that new analytical research attempted to find the other active ingredients that could explain the many other virtues of aloe vera gel in relation to the gel of its fresh pulp. Its composition is then gradually completed over the years with the evolution of the increasingly efficient technical means of analysis available to researchers.

Thus, currently, without being able to say that we will not find new active substances, we can consider that the composition of the Aloe vera leaf is practically known in full as far as its most essential active components are concerned.

A divine plant

War of pharmaceutical companies
Remember that in our so-called advanced countries, a new drug or herbal preparation is recognized by official medicine only if the exact chemical composition is known.
Thus, a plant like aloe that has proven itself for centuries, belonging to the traditional pharmacopoeia of healers and herbalists around the world, will one day be officially approved only if it manages to cross the caudine forks of the experimental protocol.
And, in the face of the fierce war waged in the shadows by the big pharmaceutical companies, it is easier to understand why the huge financial interests at stake manage to delay the over-the-counter sale of excellent natural and cheap products. It is obvious that a plant that, in hot countries, everyone can pick freely, grow on their terrace or in their garden, which is able to cure very many diseases, is a mess in the panorama of international medical business.
Aloe, long used in powder form made from the dried leaves of the plant that could be easily transported, was also used in the countries of production, the pinkish sap secreted by the superficial skin of the leaf. This method of first aid is still practiced in the West Indies and many other Third World countries.
Stabilization
As we have just seen, it is only very recently that we have managed to stabilize the active but unstable gel of the Aloe vera pulp, for prolonged use.
Today, it is this mucilaginous gel contained by the leaves, - the most active part of aloe - that is used. Cholagogue, stomachic, laxative and purgative, the aloin contained in the sap of the pericyclic cells of aloe represented for the ancients a real elixir of long life. But few initiates made the difference between this pinkish-yellow sap and the colorless gel of the heart of the aloe leaves.
However, it is this astringent, bactericidal, bechic, healing, fungicidal, anti-inflammatory, hemostatic and virulicide gel that represents the most active part of the plant. It anesthetizes tissues, stops itching, relieves insect bites. It also successfully fights fever and constipation, dilates capillary vessels and clarifies blood.
In dermatology, aloe gel revitalizes tissues, "digests" dead cells, moisturizes dry skin and penetrates the dermis deeply for its greatest benefit.

Traditional properties
Over the past half century, researchers have enriched the already long list of its traditional properties: Aloe vera is proving to be an excellent biological regulator and an excellent immunostimulant. It is appreciated for its ability to accelerate postoperative cell regeneration.
In recent years, American doctors claim to be achieving good results in the treatment of cancer and AIDS.
But let us remain cautious. This reputation of "miraculous plant", these praises, this dithyrambe, is it not too beautiful, would it not be a beautiful legend or a vulgar propaganda campaign to promote the thousand aloe products, more or less pure and more or less effective that are already sweeping the world?

A very rich composition
In any case, the rich composition of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes, various nutrients, makes the Aloe vera leaf and its pulp a very complete energy food. Many testimonials point to the surprising "weight regulator" property that a prolonged cure of Aloe vera would offer. A natural appetite suppressant for bulimics and obese people, aloe would also stimulate the appetite of anorexics.
What argues in favor of the intrinsic virtues of aloe is that its use was adopted by peoples living in geographical areas as far apart from each other as Egypt, China and India, southern Europe, Africa, the Near and Middle East, Madagascar, America or Australia.

A magical plant?
It is obvious that this "magical" reputation repels and annoys a majority of scientists. The same people who make fun of alternative medicines and deny the effectiveness of most natural therapies that they call placebos.
This does not prevent many pharmacists, biologists and serious doctors from studying aloe and confirming some of its legendary properties. Better! They even discovered new virtues, especially remarkable nutritional properties.
(© Marc Schweizer & APB)

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Composition de la feuille fraîche

* Dérivés anthracéniques (spécifique de la sève)
* Mono et polysaccharides : cellulose, glucose, mannose, aldonentose etc.
* Acides aminés : acide glutanique, acide aspartique, alanine, arginine, cystine, glycine ou glycocolle, histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, méthionine, phénylalanine, proline, sérine, thréonine, tyrosine et valine. Il est important de noter que cette liste comprend 7 des 8 acides aminés indispensables à la vie que l'organisme ne peut pas synthétiser et qu'il faut donc trouver journellement dans l'alimentation.
* Minéraux et oligo-éléments : calcium, chlore, cuivre, chrome, fer, lithium, magnésium, manganèse, phosphore, potassium, sodium, zinc, pour ne citer que les principaux.
* Vitamines : A, B1, B2, B3, B6, B9, B12, C, E.
* Enzymes ou diastases : amylase, catalase, cellulase, lipase, oxydase et phosphatases qui ont des rôles spécifiques de catalyseurs dans de nombreuses réactions chimiques organiques essentielles.
* Autres constituants : aloésine, aloénine, acide cinnamique, acide chrysophanique, résistanol (dérivé alcoolique de l'acide cinnamique), lignine, saponines, choline, (dont l'action participe à la régulation du taux de cholestérol dans le sang, au bon fonctionnement du foie et aux processus de mémorisation), huiles volatiles, etc.

Vitamines

A- Improves vision. Promotes skin health. Protects cells from free radicals.
B1- Necessary for tissue growth and energy production.
B2- Joint action with the vitamin
B6- For the formation of blood.
B3- Helps to regulate metabolism.
B6- Joint action with the vitamin
B6- For the formation of blood.
B9- Antianemic, promotes the regeneration of red blood cells.
B12- Essential for metabolism. Energy factor for the nutritional functions of the body and promotes the formation of red blood cells.
C- In combination with vitamin E fights infection, promotes healing and maintains skin health.
E- See vitamin C. Protects the cell membrane.
Choline- Coronary vasodilator, it promotes metabolism

(Note that stabilized Aloe vera contains vitamins A, C and E added during the stabilization process.).

Minéraux

  • Calcium : Croissance osseuse en association avec le phosphore.
  • Phosphore : Croissance osseuse en association avec le calcium.
  • Potassium : (sorbat de potassium)
  • Fer : Favorise l'hémoglobine et la fixation de l'oxygène.
  • Sodium : Maintient l'équilibre acido-basique des liquides organiques et favorise le métablolisme de l'eau au sein des tissus et des cellules.
  • Chlore Antiseptique et désinfectant.
  • Manganèse : En association avec le magnésium, maintient le bon fonctionnement des muscles et du système nerveux.
  • Magnésium : En association avec le manganèse, maintient le bon fonctionnement des muscles et du système nerveux.
  • Cuivre : Oligo-élément indispensable au maintien de l'équilibre de l'organisme.
  • Chrome : Favorise l'activité des enzymes des acides gras.
  • Zinc Stimule l'activité des protéines dans la cicatrisation.

BOUTIQUE DOULEUR

Enzymes

  • Amylase : Catalyse l'hyrolyse de l'amidon en dextrine puis en maltose.
  • Bradykinase : Analgésique, anti-inflammatoire, stimulant des défenses immunitaires.
  • Catalase : Empêche toute accumulation d'eau oxygénée dans les tissus.
  • Cellulase : Facilite la digestion de la cellulose.
  • Créatine phosphorique : Enzyme musculaire.
  • Lipase : Facilite la digestion.
  • Nucléotiase : Catalyse l'hydrolyse des nucléotides en nucléosides.
  • Phosphatase acide : Marqueur du cancer de la prostate.
  • Phosphatase alcaline : Régulateur des fonctions hépatiques.
  • Protéolytiase : Hyrdolyse les protéines en leurs éléments constitutifs.

L'aloès contient également de l'acide salicylique, de l'acide chrysophanique, des huiles volatiles.

Aminoacides

Les acides aminés sont des protéines qui fournissent de l'énergie, agissent comme catalyseurs, régularisent l'équilibre chimique, interviennent dans la régénération des tissus.
L'aloès contient 18 de 22 acides aminés présents dans le corps humain, dont 7 des 8 acides aminés essentiels (c'est-à-dire ceux que notre corps ne peut fabriquer) et 11 des 14 acides aminés secondaires.

  • Essentiels : Isoleucine, leucine, lysine, méthionine, phénylalanine, théonine, valine.
  • Secondaires : Acide aspartique, acide glutamique, alanine, arginine, cystine, glycine, hystidine, hydroxiproline, proline, sérine, tyrosine.

Lignine, Saponines, Anthraquinones

  • Aloïne : Cathartique et émétique.
  • Barbaloïne : Antibiotique & cathartique.
  • Isobarbaloïne : Analgésique et antibiotique.
  • Anthranol et Anthracène : Fixe le dioxygène.
  • Acide aloétique : Antibiotique.
  • Emodine d'aloès : Bactéricide et laxative.
  • Acide cinnamique : Détergent, germicide et fongicide.
  • Huile éthériale : Calmant.
  • Acide chrysophanique : Analgésique et anesthésique.
  • Aloe ulcine : Fongicide (champignons cutanés).
  • Résestanole : Inhibition des secrétions gastriques par réaction avec l'histamine.

Sucres

Mono- et polysaccharides (glucides): Cellulose, glucose, galactose, mannose, aldonentose, acide uronique, lipase, aliinase, L-rhamnose. :