Introduction to Aloesis

Properties of Aloe Barbadensis

Table of Nutrients Found in Aloe Vera Tablets

As you study this table below, consider the following:  Aloe Vera is one of the only known natural sources of Vitamin B12 aside from meat from animals.


Number & Identification

Properties & Activity


Amino Acids

Provides 20 of the 22 human required amino acids & 7 of the 8 essential amino acids.

Provides the basic building blocks of proteins in the production of muscle tissue etc

The 8 essential amino acids are those the human body cannot manufacture


Provides 12 anthraquinones: Aloe emodin, Aloetic Acid, Aloin, Anthracine, Antranol, Barbaloin, Chrysophanic Acid, Emodin, Ethereal Oil, Ester of Cinnamonic Acid, Isobarbaloin, Resistannol.

In relatively small concentrations together with the Gel fraction they provide Analgesic, Antibacterial, Antifungal & Antiviral activity. In high concentration on their own they can be toxic.

Traditionally known as laxatives. The antraquinones are found in the sap. The anthraquinone derivatives (anthrones & chromones) comprise the phenolic fraction of the sap. The primary sap component is Aloin/Barbaloin anthrone derivative


Provides 8 enzymes: Aliiase, Alkaline Phosphatase, Amylase, Carboxypeptidase, Catalase, Cellulase, Lipase, Peroxidase

Helps breakdown of food sugars and fats aiding digestion & enhancing nutrient absorbtion



Auxins & Gibberellins

Wound Healing & Anti-inflammatory



Cellulose based substance

Thought to provide penetrating power in Aloe vera skin preparations and may act as a carrier for other components



Provides 9 minerals: Calcium, Chromium, Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Potassium, Sodium, Zinc

Essential for good health and is known to work in certain combimation with each other, vitamins and other trace elements


Salicylic Acid

Aspirin like compound





Soapy substance both cleansing and antiseptic



Provides 4 main plant steroids: Cholesterol, Campesterol, Lupeol, ß Sitosterol

Anti-inflammatory agents. Lupeol also possesses antiseptic and analgesic properties



Monosaccharides: glucose & fructose

Polysaccarides: gluco-mannans / polymannose



Anti-inflammatory action

Anti-viral, immune modulating activity of Acemannan

The long chain gluco-mannons are absorbed intact by the pinocytotic process of certain cells lining the digestive tract.


A, C, E, B, Choline, B12, Folic Acid

Antioxidant(A,C,E): neutralises free radicals

B's & Choline involved in amino acid metabolism, B12 required for production of red blood cells, Folic Acid in the development of blood cells