|Nutrient value of aloe ferox
Over 130 biological active compounds of the aloe ferox have so
far been reported. With so many components, aloe can be
described as a pharmacy. The Aloe ferox leaf contains
substances such as amino acids, minerals, vitamins,
polysaccharides, glycoproteins, anthraquinones, enzymes, lignin,
chlorophyll, saponins, sterols and other plant chemicals with
numerous medicinal activities.
Aloe ferox contains a total of 34 amino acids, including 7 of the 8
*Alanine *Anserine *Arginine *Aspartic acid *Asparagine
*Citrulline *Cystine *Ethanolamine *Glutamic acid *Glutamine
*Glycine *Histidine *Hydroxyproline *Isoleucine *Leucine *Lysine
*Methionine *Phenylalanine *Phosphoserine *Proline *Serine
*Threonine *Tyrosine *Ureum *Valine *1-Methylhistidine
*3-Alanine *4-Amino-buteric, 6 unknown
^ Proteins are made of smaller units called amino acids, which
are the building material of the body.
^ They are vital for growth and repair of the body.
^ The are used to make hormones, enzymes, antibodies and
neurotransmitters, and help transport substances around the
^ may stimulate the production of red blood cells in bone marrow,
^ help protect against cancer and certain forms of radiation,
^ acts as a purifier, antiseptic and antibiotic
^ may be a powerful wound-healer.
^ phagocytic activity;
^ can stimulate the fibroblast to increase collagen and
^ wound-healing effect in mice.
*Saponins, *Phenols, *Anthraquinones: *Aloin A/B (=Barbaloin)
*Aloe-emodin *Aloinside A/B *5-hydroxyaloin A *Chrysophanol
*Aloesin *Aloe resin A/C *Iso-aloeresin A *Furoaloesone
*Chrysophanic acid *Cinnamic acid *Emodin *Coumarins
^ Antibacterial, ^Anti-parasite, ^Antiviral, ^Anti-fungal yeast,
^Anti-microbial, Anti-inflammatory, ^Anagelsic,
^Immune-stimulating actions, ^Laxative, ^Appear to aid absorption
from the gut,
^Typically, they can absorb ultraviolet light and ^reduce the
formation of melanin and any tendency to hyperpigmentation
*Calcium *Magnesium *Phosporus (phosphate), *Sodium,
*Chloride, *Potassium, *Sulphur, Trace minerals: *Arsenic,
*Boron, Chromium, *Cobalt, *Copper, *Iron, *Manganese,
*Nickel, *Selenium, *Strontium, *Tin, *Vanadium, *Zinc
^ All nutrients require minerals for activity. All bodily processes
depend on the action of minerals.
^ All minerals work together as a collective whole. A deficiency
of one mineral may disrupt the entire chain of life, rendering
other nutrients either useless or inefficient.
^ Minerals are the catalyst that makes enzymes functions
^ The acid-base balance (pH) of the tissue fluid is controlled by
^ Trace minerals are also an essential part of hormones
*Monosaccharides: *rhamnose, *arabinose, *xylose, *mannose,
^antibacterial, ^fungicidal, ^anti-viral, ^anti-parasite properties
^enhance wound healing; ^decreases inflammation; ^can
accelerate the processes of cellular communication and healing;
^ inhibit tumor growth and spread;
^ are necessary for the production of cytokines (chemicals in the
body that fight invaders);
^ ease inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis;
^ lower blood sugar and triglyceride levels in diabetics.
*Polysacaharides: *arabinogalactans *rhamnogalacturorans
^ lower high cholesterol levels in humans ^anti-tumor activity,
^anti-bacterial, ^anti-viral, ^anti-fungal and ^anti-parasite effect,
^ balances immune activity:
*natural killer cell and macrophage activation
*help suppress over activity
^ help with the reduction of blood sugar with both type I and II
^effective intracellular antioxidants and free radical scavengers -
arteriosclerosis, heart disease, Parkinson's disease,
^pre-probiotic effect (actively encouraging the growth and
replenishment of friendly gastro intestinal bacteria) - chronic
yeast growth control.
Sterols *siterol, *cholesterol, *lupeol
^anti-inflammatory; ^antiseptic; ^antipyretic; ^antineoplasic;
^ immune-modulating; ^blood sugar control;
^antimicrobial activity; ^analgesic (a natural salicylic acid)
^ reduce carcinogen-induced cancer of the colon in rats;
^ effective against allergies and allergic reactions.
*Insoluble fiber: *cellulose, *lignin
^ increases stool bulk, ^promotes laxation,
^ decreased incidence of colon cancer,
^ improves symptoms of irritable colon.
*Soluble fiber: *arabinogalactan, *rhamnogalacturonan, *mucilage
^ beneficial effect on attacks of hypoglycaemia and blood
^ reduces coronary heart disease risk.
*Vitamin B3 (niasin), *Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)
^ Vitamins are necessary for normal metabolism and good health.
^ Vitamins serve as chemical partners for the enzymes involved
in the body's metabolism, cell production, tissue repair and other
WHAT YOU MUST KNOW WHEN USING HERBS
The human body was designed with all the mechanisms to heal
itself. Aloe ferox and many other herbs enhance the body's own
mechanisms for healing!
Herbs or Medication?
Herbs prove themselves to be close therapeutic competitors of
medication and are almost always safer, gentler and less likely to
cause side effects.
Causalities and fatalities researched from literature, government
reports and expert databases indicate that approximately zero
(0,000%) cases are due to the use of complementary health
products, whereas 5,176% are due to properly prescribed and
used drugs. It seems that herbs may even be safer than food,
because 0,24% deaths are the result of food eaten!!
Herbs and Medication?
Many herbs enhance the effect of a drug when using it
simultaneously, while some may counteract the effect. Consult
your doctor (preferably a herbal enlightened doctor) when you
want to use herbs along with prescribed drugs. It is possible that
your dependence on the pharmaceutical may decrease. You
might be able to wean yourself off the drug entirely or get by with
smaller dosages. Adjustments to medication should be done
under supervision of a doctor.
All medication has harmful side effects. When medication is
used in conjunction with herbs, they may help to counteract the
How to use Herbs
Follow the directions on the label. Start on a low dose and
gradually build up to establish the correct dose for your body.
Everyone's different physiologically, and some people are just
more sensitive than others. Some people will be able to take
larger dosages than others and for some people it will take
longer to note a beneficial effect. Different individuals take from
it what and how much they need. Give herbs enough time to
work - at least 3 months.
Symptoms of a chronic condition may temporarily worsen as part
of the detoxifying process of the body. Other detoxification
symptoms that may occur are diarrhea, nausea, flatulence,
stomach cramps & headaches. Symptoms are of a passing
nature. Give your body time to adjust. Diarrhea, as part of the
detoxification process, is only a problem if it lasts longer than a
couple of days. Drink a lot of water and lower the dosage.
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