THEAloe arborescens it is one of the most precious plants that you can approach on your way to one better health. If you love natural remedies then dedicate a few minutes to this short paper.
I have tried to summarize the most important characteristics of the Aloe arborescens for better understand what it does, who should use it and why.
Of course, now I can tell you something more on the Aloe arborescens, but a few years ago things were different ...
Several years ago thealoe vera (same genus "Aloe" and different species "real") did not reach me new, it was a name known in the natural health field, but despite this, I didn't know it in depth.
It was already so widespread that I think nobody could not notice it: from the drink you find at the bar (with sugared water and aloe floating pieces inside) al hair gel.
Usually the widely used products do not stimulate my imagination, so for years, despite the widespread use of this plant, I did not go into much of its benefits.
... but how could you, how did you manage to be so blind! Aloe is miraculous, Aloe is a blessing. Not even the Aloe of Father Zago? really!…
Yes, mea culpa! as much as one is on the piece, you always miss a piece! (beautiful this, I know that the register ® ?).
Until, one day (unfortunately I can't say "one fine day") during one medical examination to which I had accompanied my mother who suffered from some health problems, I hear about Aloe arborescens ...
Il medical health insurance that spoke to us on that occasion is a expert in medical herbal medicine (very well known in central and northern Italy), and had prescribed the use of an Aloe arborescens juice, boasting the high standards of preparation and specific health benefits.
Hearing this information comes from an authoritative voice, I could not resist the curiosity and the desire to try it, so I took a few bottles of this juice for my personal use as a health support.
While waiting for this super-juice to arrive, I deepened all the relevant things about the Aloe arborescens, both the informative entries (books, online articles and corridor voices) and the scientific ones (the researches and the voices of the experts).
Now I have put together some very interesting data that I share with you.
I didn't just go around the web but, among other things, I also bought, at the cost of $ 35 each, a couple of the most interesting searches ever performed (at the time of writing) on the Aloe arborescens .
- 1 BENEFITS OF ALOE ARBORESCENS
- 2 COMPOSED WITH HEALTHCARE ACTIONS ISOLATED BY ALOE ARBORESCENS1
- 3 THE 9 BENEFIT ACTIONS OF ALOE ARBORESCENS
- 4 TOXICITY AND SAFETY OF ALOE ARBORESCENS
- 5 USES OF ALOE ARBORESCENS
BENEFITS OF ALOE ARBORESCENS
The reasons why I think the research I quote are among the most interesting, is that they take into consideration the biological activities of molecules pesticides present in this plant.
So the intent is of explain the benefits of Aloe with the presence of specific molecules who carry out those actions.
How to say ... a biochemical point of view that explains because Aloe Arborescens should be good for your health.
Then, the researchers who carried out this research had to resume numerous other previous studies related to the benefits of Aloe arborescens.
As a result, in a couple of major searches it is possible to have a ample framework of all the most important properties, on the safety of use and characteristics of this plant.
Let us take full advantage of one of these two beautiful researches of which I have spoken and see first of all which compounds were isolated from the Aloe arborescens plant.
These can give an initial indication on the healthy actions attributed to this plant by numerous properties.
COMPOSED WITH HEALTHCARE ACTIONS ISOLATED BY ALOE ARBORESCENS1
Lectins: Lectin P-2, Lectin S-1, Aloctina A.
Actions: Generally the action of lectins takes on immunomodulation, antimicrobial, antiviral, antitumor, anti-arthritic, regenerative properties of gastric lesions (ulcer and other gastric lesions), anti-inflammatory.
Arborani: Arborani A, Arborani B.
Actions: Antitumor action on different tissues, especially of organs belonging to the digestive system.
Polysaccharides: Polysaccharide A, Polysaccharide B, Polysaccharide C.
Actions: Anti-inflammatory action.
Actions: Antibiotic action.
enzymes: carboxypeptidase (CPase).
Actions: Analgesic effects, antidiabetic effect.
Phenolic compounds: aloenin, barbaloin, aloe-emodin, and a mixture of aliphatic compounds.
Actions: Anti-inflammatory actions (comparable to the effect of aspirin) and antioxidant action against free radicals.
As you can see, the words that occur most often are: antitumor, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and regenerative of lesions.
THE 9 BENEFIT ACTIONS OF ALOE ARBORESCENS
I have noticed that aloe is also sometimes referred to for lose weight.
Indeed, it can be indirect support to weight loss as its anti-inflammatory action helps fight obesity, but perhaps his most important contribution can be given by the cellulitis.
Together his anti-inflammatory actions and positive control on glycemia theoretically they could make it an excellent natural tool against cellulite, especially when associated with one healthy diet to lose weight.
TOXICITY AND SAFETY OF ALOE ARBORESCENS
Aloina (isobarbaloina) and aloenina (barbaloina)
Who says theAloe is irritating or toxic because of its content of aloin or aloenin, and bla bla bla, perhaps does not take into consideration these researches which clearly explain how at the recommended dosage of 1-3 measuring cups from 25ml per day, or some extract capsule per day, there are no risks.
Let's not talk about eating pounds or drinking liters of Aloe a day! ... and likewise, let's not talk about the need to gulp down dozens of Aloe extract capsules a day.
In summary, the conclusions of one study2 on the toxicity of high doses of Aloe arborescens extract (lasted a year) with a dosage of approximately 100mg per kilo per day, no problems emerged physical of any kind.
100mg of Aloe extract per pound (body weight) theoretically means that ...
A person of 70 kg of weight who introduces 7000mg (= 7 grams) of extract (powder) of Aloe arborescens every day for a whole year, should have no problems of any kind. And 7 grams of powder are about 14 capsules from 500mg (which are the capsules normally used in these cases).
Have you ever seen a product on whose label there is written: "recommended dosage 14 capsules per day"? Usually there will be written that the recommended dosage is 2, 4 or at most 6 capsules per day.
So, ai normally suggested dosages for any Aloe-based product, the benefits win on the alleged risks associated with aloe or other compounds naturally contained in Aloe.
But that's not all (always in relation to the safety of use of the Aloe) ...
Dr. Matsuda's study2 on safety of use of the Aloe arborescens recalls that so far no toxicity has been recorded with the oral use of this plant, both as a supplement and as a food.
This has so far not happened despite his extremely widespread use. This is also a additional safety indicator use of this plant.
Furthermore, a study3 has examined i dell'Aloina benefits in certain fields of medical application.
This study concludes that Aloin is eligible to be a natural molecule of great interest in developing specific medicines healing.
There is also another important consideration to make ...
The pseudo intelligence of certain individuals, who sometimes claim at all costs to improve a product of nature (?), could not end up ruin it or weaken it?
The same father Zago, who "on the skin" seems to me a person to whom I can trust, rightly points out that remove the aloin from Aloe preparations may not be wise as it seems.
First why at common dosages there are no complications, and according to why the presence of Aloe - in concert with the other compounds present - could have a specific role in the healthy 'symphony' of the Aloe arborescens.
But it is not only he who thinks so, in fact also in the introduction of the Singab search1 which I report at the bottom of the article, is indicated as i components found in the Aloe se taken individually they seem insufficient to explain all the benefits carried out from the whole plant (or from the juice or whole extracts of this).
And he assumes that it is the sum of the various compounds present in the plant to work in unison enhancing the final effect.
THE EFFECT OF THE TOTAL (WHOLE PLANT) IS HIGHER THAN THE SUM OF THE PARTS
If you think about it, it's the same concept as natural vitamins4 against artificial ones. The vitamins present in a natural extract (example: acerola for vitamin C) are more effective than the corresponding isolated form.
Why does this happen?
Because in the extract of the plant (or of the whole fruit) they are present numerous compounds that work in complete harmony (and intrinsic wisdom) giving us a safer and superior effect at the same dosage compared to the single isolated vitamin or pure compound.
We are talking about sweet care, natural extracts, not drugs. In the latter, the concentrated molecule X is required to break down symptom Y.
Within the natural remedies instead the holistic approach where for example has more value low (ormetical) doses of natural compounds, working in a natural synergy between them, they provide sweet and powerful action at the same time.
Not convinced yet?
So you force me to show off the non plus ultra weapon ... Il Ministry of Health ? Well, the beloved Ministry has too approved the use of Aloe arborescens for Italians, also in the form of supplement (powder extract, capsules, etc.).
This is the link that leads to theofficial ministry list: [shortcut list]
What you can find on the list above is this ... Aloe Arborescens among the permitted plant species and relative official benefits according to the Ministry of Health.
Unfortunately, the declarations admitted by the Ministry in relation to the benefits are minime compared to those that would probably be right to associate with Aloe arborescens, but we are used to it.
Il Ministry never loses its balance, is a bit like the Catholic church when it has to officially declare the sanctity of one of its ministers. Eons can pass before there is the definitive "yes".
Like the church, however, it does not prevent you from calling a man a saint whom you consider holy, so the Ministry of Health does not prevent you from enjoying the superior advantages (expressed by research and experience) compared to the minimum ones recognized by the Ministry for Aloe arborescens.
History is always that ...
...A drug can officially be said to cure it (when 90% of the time it is not true that it cures, if anything it suppresses symptoms).
But of a plant, for heaven's sake, we cannot say! ... hence the title of one of Father Romano Zago's books "Aloe is not a medicine, yet ... it heals".
USES OF ALOE ARBORESCENS
Aloe Arborescens: the recipe of Father Zago.
One of the healthy recipes based on Aloe arborescens is that of Father Romano Zago. This recipe involves the use of alcohol and honey.
Both the alcohol and the honey, taken individually, have ingredients downsides intrinsic (especially the fructose contained in honey).
But in this context I think they certainly make sense: 1) for the 'extraction and conservation of the compounds of the Aloe and 2) to enhance thecell assimilation of the salted compounds of the Aloe.
Therefore, in this context the addition of honey and alcohol to the Aloe arborescens give a positive contribution, while taken separately are its ingredients disadvantageous to health (always in relation to the dose).
In this case I got an idea, and this is it ...
For those who want to try alternative therapeutic approaches (absolutely confronting first with your doctor), probably the recipe by Father Zago it should be the first choice, not least because it has stood the test of time in terms of effectiveness.
Over time they have been made the witnesses were numerous and enthusiastic ready to validate the help that this natural recipe has given them in the process of regaining health.
But remember that - as Father Zago himself says - it is Aloe Arborescens that gives the maximum health contribution, not support ingredients honey and alcohol.
Also, I do not hide that they remain to me strong doubts on the high content of fructose which you would assume with this preparation and personally I would like to avoid it.
For anyone who wants to avoid it I'm sure an extract or pure juice retains all the benefits most important.
In fact he also says it Father Zago in his book5, in particular in relation to the alcohol content.
He says that for those who want to avoid even minimal doses of alcohol then also use an alcohol-free recipe, Aloe arborescens will still have the possibility of giving great benefits (even without alcohol).
It is worth investigating also the evidence of those who used Aloe arborescens (both in the form of Father Zago and in other versions: pure extract or pure juice).
You can find them with a simple online search on google.it typing "testimonials aloe arborescens" or those collected on the books of Father Romano Zago.
Even from these testimonies they can certainly come useful indications, which added to those based on the research I presented here form a wider and more complete picture on benefits of the Aloe arborescens.
In all other cases, for those who want a contribution to one's health, or how general protection, then a pure and first quality Aloe arborescens juice or an extract in capsules always of adequate quality, are suitable for covering this function more than well.
EXTERNAL USE OF ALOE (FERITE & C.)
On the external use of the Aloe we would need a dedicated article ... in summary, i anti-inflammatory and regenerative benefits of the Aloe exert their action also at the level of cute.
In extreme cases, where there are open wounds Aloe shows power antiseptic and healing.
In dermatological and mild aesthetic cases of the epidermis Aloe is a very effective natural soothing aid. It is no coincidence that it is so widely included in the cosmetic formulas.
Evidence of the use of Aloe already from ancient times comes fromancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, where it was called "the plant of immortality”, In fact also used in the mixtures used for the mummification (probably due to its natural antioxidant effect).
Then we move on to Hippocrates (460-337 BC), father of today's Medicine. In his numerous medical books he praises his properties anti-inflammatory, regenerating and antiseptic.
He talks about it Discoride (20-70 AD) in the "De materia medica", listing the properties of the Aloe as healing, anti-inflammatory and useful in skin infections.
Pliny the Elder, in the treatise "Historia Naturalis", describes the therapeutic properties of Aloe.
Also in different passages of the Bible it is quoted: in the book of Numbers, in the Song of Songs and in the Gospel of Saint John (19.3) as a component of the mixture used to anoint the body of Jesus after the descent from the cross.
La Tibetan medicine than that Ayurvedic they still use it today for their preparations.
I Templars, they used aloe as an ingredient in a special drink they called "Elixir of Jerusalem".
In Middle Ages and the Renaissance the medicinal use of aloe spread to the northern regions of Europe.
Christopher Columbus, passed into history as "the explorer of the New World" in one of his writings declares that four plants are indispensable for man: wheat, grapevine, olive and Aloe.
The first nourishes, the second rejoices, the third gives harmony and the fourth gives health.
As you can see, the relationship between Aloe and human beings is rooted in the mists of time and it is not the latest news of the moment.
An admirer of excellence: Mahatma Gandhi
Another illustrious witness is that of Mahatma Gandhi. These are his words in an interview:
"You ask me What secret forces supported me during my long fasts?
Well, they were mine unwavering faith in God, my simple and frugal lifestyle and aloe of which I discovered the benefits at the end of the nineteenth century, upon my arrival in South Africa ”.
Remember that everything you read here is all the more valid the more you follow one really healthy lifestyle.
No one expects a miracle from using a single plant, but we can expect great improvements in prevention and in the state of health when there is one synergy between nutrition, lifestyle, physical and mental exercise.
In addition of course to all the corrective aids that i natural remedies they can offer when they are needed (and under the guidance of a doctor experienced in natural therapies).
Which, along with the right lifestyle, dramatically increase the chances of living a life without major health problems, indeed with more energy, vitality and good humor compared to the majority of people who do not implement these principles.
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PS Your opinion is important and I care, have you already tried which form of Aloe? or maybe you had it in your garden but before now you didn't know that that beautiful ornamental plant could save your life? 🙂 answer writing your comment at the bottom of the article in the appropriate form.
1. 'A Systemic Review on Aloe arborescens Pharmacological Profile: Biological Activities and Pilot Clinical Trials”By Abdel-Naser B. Singab and coll.
2. 'One-year chronic toxicity study of Aloe arborescens Miller var. natalensis Berger in Wistar Hannover rats. A pilot study"by Yoko Matsuda and coll.
3. "Medicinal importance, pharmacological activities, and analytical aspects of aloin: a concise report" by Kanika patel et al.
4. 'Natural vitamins may be superior to synthetic ones"of Thiel RJ.
5. "Aloe is not a medicine, yet ... it heals - the use of the plant in the treatment of more than a hundred diseases" by Father Romano Zago OFM ed. Editorial Program
"Subchronic toxicity evaluation of aloesin"By Barry Lynch and coll.
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