The numerous properties of Aloe arborescens are still being studied, but recent research carried out on this plant, have shed light on many of the benefits of the use and consumption of its leaves.
properties of aloe arborescens
Among the species best known, in whose group also includes the famous Aloe Vera, Arborescens species is that with the higher fitoterapiche properties.
This feature is due in part to the shape of the leaves, narrow and filiform, with thicker outer cuticle, which in addition to guarantee him better resistance to cold winter climates, determines a greater presence of anthraquinone elements, in particular of aloin. The aloin, in addition to the known laxative effects for which it is widely used for pharmaceutical purposes, exerts an antitumor action and cytoprotective.
Conversely Aloe arborescens has a very low gel content than the Aloe Vera, but this should not be to have a negative impact on the properties of the plant, as some might think. Weight for weight Aloe arborescens contains three times the active ingredients in aloe vera. The reason is easily explained: most of the plant’s active principles are contained in the outer cuticle and not in the gel, which is instead constituted for 99% by simple water.
The reason why the Aloe Vera is the most widely used on a purely commercial purposes is for its high gel content of its large leaves and by the ease of treatment for the transformation of the pulp, to be consumed as a beverage, or for topical use in the products cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.
To realize the recipe that care by cancer, Father Zago, Aloe arborescens is used instead, which precisely is the most rich in active ingredients.
The benefits of Aloe arborescens
So what are the beneficial properties of Aloe arborescens? The beneficial effects are numerous. Here you go:
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ANTITUMORAL. The main activity of this plant is that of anti-tumor that occurs in three phases: 1) Through the stimulation of the body’s immune defenses (immune stimulating activity). 2) Through inducing apoptosis (ie suicide) of cancer cells. 3) Finally, Aloe arborescens has an anti-proliferative action, that blocks the cancer advanced and metastasis. The chemical compounds that participate in this triple action are different. The most important are undoubtedly the polysaccharides and antrichinoni.
INFLAMMATORY AND PAIN. Both for internal use and for external use Aloe arborescens plays a strong analgesic action, reducing inflammation and altering the sensitivity to pain. For this reason it may be useful in cases of wounds, burns, insect bites, but also to better withstand the side effects of radiotherapy and chemotherapy.
ANTIOXIDANT. Aloe arborescens for its high content of minerals and vitamins, has excellent antioxidant properties. Especially vitamin C, E, B2, B6, organic germanium and non-essential amino acid, cysteine, are powerful antioxidants that fight cell damage caused by free radicals.
ANTIVIRAL. The acemannan, a polymeric sugar present in the gel and in the aloe leaf, has significant antiviral activity against different viruses. In particular against the HIV-1 virus, Herpes Simplex and Paramyxovirus (the Measles virus).
ANTIBACTERIAL AND antifungal. The active ingredients in aloe arborescens, in addition to the aforementioned immunostimulatory action, offronto a body direct aid against many pathogenic bacteria and fungi, among them the feared Escherichia coli and Candida albicans.
HEALING AND restorative. The polysaccharides and the plant hormone content in aloe are able to accelerate the repair of damaged tissue and the formation of new epithelial tissue
Gastroprotective And GASTROINTESTINALE.I active ingredients in aloe arborescens can solve the most common gastrointestinal disorders such as abdominal cramps, heartburn, pain and bloating. Aloe normalizes the intestinal secretions, improves the intestinal flora, stabilizes the pH level in the stomach and intestine, improves the functionality of the pancreas and colon limits the proliferation of pathogens reducing putrefactive phenomena.
Aloe can also help in some forms of gastritis (peptic ulcers) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBS); its effectiveness is related to its healing, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and the ability to coat and protect the stomach lining.
Laxative and DEPURATIVE. The leaves of Aloe arborescens play purifying action in the gastrointestinal tract which is a district particolarme