ALOE VERA, AN EXCEPTIONAL PLANT
Aloe vera or Aloe barbadensis Miller is a typical plant in warm, dry areas. Spain is the European country with the most surface area employed in growing aloe vera. Experts say that Spanish aloe is the best in the world.
Aloe vera has been very studied in recent years, and the scientific literature attributes to it various activities and properties.
Its polysaccharide content and gelling properties make aloe vera an aid to healing wounds.
The pulp of aloe vera has several antioxidant components: phenols, flavonoids, ascorbic acid, beta-carotene… In addition, aloe vera gel increases the antioxidant activity of enzymes in the body, such as superoxide dismutase
There are different scientific studies that support its antiseptic activity: bactericidal, antifungal and antiviral.
Antidiabetic and antilipemic action
An intake of aloe vera gel is associated with a decrease in the levels of glucose and blood lipids. This effect is attributed to its fibre content, particularly aloverose, and phytosterols.
Attributed to the polysaccharides of aloe vera gel, such as aloverose. Its intake is associated with beneficial intestinal effects, such as a rise of bifidobacteria population in the colon.