Aloa vera is familiar to most people from the name of body products. It is said to have various positive effects, e.g. wound healing, anti-inflammatory or antibacterial. The application possibilities are not only limited to the external (skin care), also internally many positive effects on the body can be recognised. However, aloe vera is mainly used in natural cosmetics .
In the meantime, science has also been dealing with the medicinal plant and has been able to break down around 160 different ingredients of the plant in numerous studies. These include vitamins, minerals, amino acids, polysaccharides and enzymes, as well as secondary plant substances. The true aloe vera belongs to the asphodel family (lily family), but its fleshy leaves make it look more like a cactus. Translated from Arabic, aloe means “bitter”, which can be attributed to the taste of the leaves