Aloe Vera Leaf Powder

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$4.12 
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Aloe vera, also known as the “plant of immortality,” is a perennial succulent in the lily family with long, slender lance-shaped leaves that contain a clear, latex gel. While the gel is used internally and as a topical treatment for burns, the whole dried leaf is dried and powdered for use in the nutraceutical and cosmetics industries. It can be encapsulated or added to smoothies and other beverages, and used in a wide variety of skin care products.

a.
quick look

information at a glance

originMexico
active compoundsVitamins, enzymes, minerals, sugars, lignin, saponins, salicylic acids and amino acids anthraquinones, and phytosterols.
plant part usedleaf
processingpowder

b.
buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips

storage tipsKeep in a tightly-sealed container in a cool, dry place.
appearance & aromaYellowish-tan powder without remarkable aroma.
flavor profileBland taste alone. Combine with other botanicals to enhance flavor.

c.
uses

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cosmeticUse aloe leaf powder in bath salts and bath teas, foot soak powders, facial masks, lotions, creams, hand sanitizer and other topical products.
culinaryAloe leaf powder may be added to foods and beverages in small amounts or taken in capsule form.
safetyAloe leaf powder should not be used long-term or taken in high doses and is not recommended for children younger than age 12. This herb may reduce the absorption of anticoagulants and anti-platelet medications, diuretics and diabetes drugs. Talk to your doctor before using this herb if you have a chronic condition, a history of kidney disease or if you take pharmaceutical medications.

d.
what else you should know

aloe vera

Aloe vera leaf powder is an ingredient in over-the-counter laxatives, digestive aid formulas and functional foods and beverages. It is also found in many different personal care products and cosmetics, including soaps, shampoos and hair conditioners, shaving creams, suntan lotions, lipsticks, liquid makeup, and baby lotions and wipes. It is also used in perfumery and in natural cleaning products.

The plant contains at least 75 pharmacologically active constituents that collectively exert laxative, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. For thousands of years, the herb has been used in China, Japan and India for various disorders, particularly those involving the skin. It was known to the ancient Romans and as the “plant of immortality” to the ancient Egyptians . Alexander the Great reputedly dispatched his army to a small island off the coast of Somalia to bring back a supply of fresh aloe vera to Greece, where the herb was considered a universal panacea.


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please be advised: 
Before making any changes to your diet you should always consult with your doctor,
especially if you are pregnant, nursing or have existing conditions.