Aloe Vera is an herbal and medicinal plant used since generations for its health benefits. A plant of the Liliaceae family, it is scientifically known as Aloe barbadensis miller and is a best grown in tropical and subtropical regions around the world, but also widely in particular areas of the northeast but also southeast of Mexico.
The Aloe leaves are grey-green in appearance, thick and fleshy which contain the gel. The juice is extracted from these leaves but may be also extracted using the whole leaf. Aloe contains many nutrients including amino acids, anthraquinones, enzymes, hormones, lignins, sterols, saponins, carbohydrates, fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals. All these nutrients give aloe vera its health-promoting properties. This particular specie has been proved to be the suitable one to be grown for artisan and industrial processing.
Some of the common and must important health claims to be said Aloe Vera has, and from which clinical and scientific studies exist, are for example the following: