Aloe Farms Product Facts and Information
Organically Certified* grown leaves
Organically Certified* processed product.
Cold Pressed Aloe Leaves
Polysaccharides are 100% intact
99.7% Full Strength Aloe
*Certified by the Texas Department of Agriculture.
What is Aloe Vera? - The Aloe Vera plant is a succulent perennial and a species of plant belonging to the Lily family which is part of a larger family of plants known as "Xeroids". Of the known medicinal Aloes, Aloe Barbadensis Miller has the Greatest medicinal activity and is the only Aloe baring the botanical name Aloe Vera, Vera meaning true in Latin, Thus "True Aloe" or "Aloe Vera".
Using a Whole Leaf Process - Because the beneficial ingredients have not been identified, Aloe Farms insists that all properties of the Aloe Vera plant remain in the finished product for the marketplace. Never has any one ingredient been identified as the miracle ingredient and therefore anything taken out could be the one thing that is needed to combine with some other property to provide the "miraculous" benefits so often talked about.
Substances Found in Aloe Vera - According to Stanford University of California and the University of Tennessee researchers and other scientists, substances reported to occur in Aloe Vera gel include polysaccharides containing glucose, mannose, tannins, steroids, organic acids, antibiotic principles, glucuronic acid, enzymes, (oxidase,catalase, and amylase), trace sugar, calcium oxalate, a protein containing 18 amino acids, "wound healing hormones", biogenic stimulators, sapoin, vitamins, and mineral: chloride,
iron , calcium copper, sodium, potassium, manganese, magnesium,
silicon, and phosphatide esters.
The following ingredients found in our Aloe Vera juice and gel are: Potassium Sorbate is used as a preservative to counteract bacteria. Ascorbic Acid is an anti-oxidant, also known as Vitamin C. Citric Acid
is used as a preservative. The gel has minute amount of Xanthan Gum
in order to provide that wonderful coating action.
Aloe Farms' Aloe Vera is organically grown and certified by the
Texas Department of Agriculture. Our products are organically
processed and are not made from concentrate. Aloe Farms' juice
and gel contain no sugars fillers or starches. Our products are of
the finest quality available.
A Little History on Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera - the medicinal values of this wonderful herb have been known for centuries. A 3500 year old document (Papyrus Ebers) at the Leipzig University describes Aloe and it's values as a medicine.
Medicinal applications were made by Dioscorides 2000 years ago for healing wounds, insomnia, ulcers, hemorrhoids, itching, skin care,blemishes, mouth and gum diseases and the loss of hair.
The Chinese were recorded to have used Aloe between 772 and
842 on eczematous rashes and again between 960 and 1276
it was used for the treatment of eczema.
The use of Aloe was noted by W. Turner in 1568 and by
J.R. Coxe in 1818 for the use of healing wounds. These are
described in the publications of Herbal and The Dispensatory of
the United States of America respectively.
Jamaicans are said to relieve headaches with Aloe. Spanish
missionaries frequently carried it with them upon visiting the sick. Seminole Indians applied Aloe to incisions after surgery.
Mexican Indians used it for all sorts of stomach and intestinal
disorders, longevity, bladder and kidney infections and also for
prostatitis. The prevention of scars from wounds and the
improvement of the scalp and growth of hair have been the reason for the use of Aloe in Java.
Survivors of the A-Bomb blast in Japan tell of the use of Aloe to
treat radiation burns. This in truth prompted the Los Alamos
Scientific Laboratory for the United States Atomic Energy
Commission to test Aloe Vera on radiation burns. The results
showed complete healing in two months as compared to the
untreated area which was still not completely healed after four months.
Got a question about our products or Aloe Vera in general? We
would love to help. You can check out our Frequently Asked Questions Page or email any questions or concerns you may have to Catherine.
Thank you to our wonderful customers for sharing their amazing stories with us. If you have a story you would like to share with us, you are welcome to email us or write to us.
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Harlingen, TX 78552