Aloe, Cape Powder


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  • Aloe ferox
  • Origin: South Africa
Aloe, Cape Powder


Common Name

Standardized: cape aloe

Botanical Name

Aloe ferox Mill.
Plant Family: Liliaceae


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.

Parts Used

Inner fillet, milled into powder.

Typical Preparations

"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.


Orally administered drugs should be taken one hour prior to consumption of aloe vera leaf gel or several hours after consumption, as it may slow the absorption of orally administered drugs.
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