Cape Aloe Powder Profile
Also known as
Aloe ferox, and Cape Aloe
Alexander the Great is said to have sent his army from Greece to an island off the coast of Somalia just to obtain its crop of aloe.
Aloe-emodin, arginine, magnesium, salicylates, serine, vitamin C, and complex polysaccharides including acemannan.
The inner fillet of the leaf, dehydrated and powdered.
"Bitter Aloe" is a dried latex taken from the "peel" of the leaves, more precisely the double wall of the leaf's water sacs. When bitter aloe is first extracted from the leaf, it is yellow, turning brown as it dries. The type of Cape Aloe sold by Mountain Rose Herbs is made from the inner fillet of the leaf and is dehydrated and powdered.
Aloe is not recommended for deeper wounds because it causes the skin to tighten too soon, hindering the recovery of the deeper layers.
Internally, Cape aloe and its cousins are not recommended while nursing or pregnant. It is a bulk forming laxative and adequate fluids must be taken. Use of this herb may cause gastrointestinal upset and watery stools. Not recommended for long term use.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.