Product Name: Aloe Vera extract
Appearance: yellow or brown powder
The active constituents for aloe's laxative effect are known as anthraquinone glycosides, which are converted by intestinal bacteria into aglycones. The active compounds responsible for aloe's wound healing properties are less well-described but are likely a combination of several saccharide molecules. When the leaf is consumed, the high fiber content of the plant has been shown to exert beneficial effects on cardiac disease risk factors by reducing blood levels of cholesterol, triglycerides and glucose.
1. Aloe vera promotes the healing of minor burns and small wounds.
2. Aloe vera juice or encapsulated powder result in reduced intestinal transit time. In heart disease patients, aloe vera leaf, added to the diet, reduced total serum cholesterol, serum triglycerides, fasting and post prandial blood sugar levels.