Aloe originates from the continent of Africa where
there are about 250 species. About 40 of them
are found on Madagascar, an island southeast Africa.
In addition, several species have their range
in the Canary Island, Arabia, Mascaren Island
and Scotra Island, northeast of Africa. However,
other than the above places of origin. Aloe has
been artificially moved and reverted to its wild
state in tropical regions or dry subtropical regions
such as India, Malaysia, Central America, South
America, southern United States, and southwestern
Japan. Nowadays, Aloe is artificially cultivated
in the temperate regions like Korea, or the Artic
regions like Siberia, due to development of greenhouses.
Plant of Lily Family
Botanically, Aloe is in the lily family. The botanical
scholars explain that Aloe is a fleshy perennial
evergreen plant. In other words, it is not a tree
but it belongs to the grass family. It has thick
leaves and lives for a long time. There are several
hundred kinds of Aloe, some of which may reach
4 inches to 60 feet in height. Appearance varies
from type to type, but all types of Aloe have
thorns like saw teeth, and a light color, but
they differ in brightness. The word Aloe originated
from the Egyptian word "bitter" and
"shining substance" but not all are
Why does Aloe show efficacy
in many diseases ?
- The Structure of an Aloe
It was explained earlier that Aloe likes dry soil
because its leaves contain much water. An Aloe
leaf has distinctive front and rear surfaces,
the central region is surrounded by these layered
surfaces. The Epidermis has numerous stomatous
and is strongly cuticularized to prevent dehydration.
Beneath the epidermis, there are an outer layer
and central region. The epidermis, is consists
of several layers of palisade cells which contains
The central area is made up of parenchymatous
cells, which form most of the Aloe leaf. This
region contains the aloetic juice from which the
drug is prepared. Among three kinds of herbal
Aloe, Vera contains more gel substance than other
kinds, followed by Saponaria.
At the junction of the parenchmatous and central
parts, there is a double row of vascular bundles
which have well-marked percyclic containing a
bitter juice. When the leaves are cut, the aloetic
juice flows out; the juice also flows from whole
leaves if there is breakage of the percycic cells
caused by pressure from the surrounding cells.
This yellowish-brown juice consists mostly of
aloin, a substance that contains several medicinal
- Ingredients of Aloe
Many medical researchers throughout the world
have repeatedly done research and experiments
to discover which of Aloe's ingredients shown
the miraculous medicinal efficacy.
As a result, they have already discovered several
effective medicinal ingredients. However, the
opinion of many professionals is that only a small
part of Aloe's "miraculous" medicinal
ingredients have been discovered. By early 1970, about 60 kinds of ingredients
had been discovered. These were aloin, aloe emodin,
aloesin, abonaside, aloetin, aloe ulcin, alomicin,
saponalin, hexose high molecular polysaccharides,
vitamins, saponin, proteins, healing hormone,
iron, phosphorus, and many minerals.
Explaining these ingredients are explained, it
could become too technical; thus, the major ingredients
are summarized and the rest are simply listed
Arginase, amylase, catalase, exidase, alanine,
arginine, asparitc acid, glutamic acid, glycine,
histidine, isoleucine, leucine, ricin, methionine,
phenylalamine, tryptophane, tyrosine, vallinic
amino acid, vitamin A, B, B2, B6, B12, C, E, folic
acid, calcium, potassium, iron, mangan, magnesium,
sodium, zinc, lgucose, xylose, galactose, bio-active
substance and hormones are contained in Aloe.
As we list these effective ingredients of Aloe,
we began to wonder; Are there any mysterious compounds
other than that people have already decomposing
from an organism? Is there any compound that is
destroyed during the decomposing process? Is Organism?
Is there any compound that man can't isolate with
all his expertise? What kind of bio-chemical reaction
will be shown in the human body by complex compounds
if they are combined with unknown compounds? Is
it possible to unveil all the unknowns? These
are the questions.
Doesn't man face another unknown every time he
unveils the unknown? For a mysterious unknown
like Aloe, we doubt that isolation of its ingredients
may remain as a perpetual "home work"
Aloe as a Health Food
Many people in the world are diagnosed as unhealthy
or only half healthy. The United States of America,
which is the richest country in the world, has
many geriatric diseases. The way to overcome this
shameful fact is to follow the example of the
natives in Africa. The paradox has proved true
that the poorer a country is, the healthier it
is without geriatric diseases.
Traditional Korean foods consist of whole grains,
vegetables, and root plants. Vegetables constitute
most of the diet, but traditionally it was also
possible to eat meat a few times a year or on
special occasion. This kind of diets is admired
by the rich Americans. However, Koreans are now
recommending the diet that Americans are trying
to get rid of. It has become generally accepted
that good foods contain meat, and delicious food
has abundant chemical spices and sugar.
To increase the appetite, stimulant spices such
as peppers, salt, and garlic are used, and it
is considered best if whole grains, flours, rice,
or sugars are as white as they can be.
Now, people do not listen to reports that these
foods are harmful to the body and that brown rice
and vegetables are better. Habits are not changed
quickly or artificially. Delicious foods bring
pleasure, and it is hard to overcome this temptation.
How, then, can we please our sense of taste yet
be free from its harmful effects? Here again,
we focus our attention to the miraculous virtue
Not only is Aloe harmless and non-poisonous but
it also decomposes harmful substances, especially
unnecessary regular fat; continual use of Aloe
its can prevent geriatric disease and solve various
Polysacchrides are the main ingredient of Aloe.
Its molecular weight is believed to be 450,000,
and it contains many beneficial active ingredient
and 18 types of Amino acids. In other words, Aloe
is the embodiment of alkaline nutrition.
The physical constitution of modern man seems
to look healthy, but in reality it is not. We
have becomes susceptible to geriatric diseases
due to foods with strong acids. The way of changing
this acidified constitution into a weak alkaline
constitution is to take Aloe. From this point
of view, it is worthwhile to recommend Aloe as
a health Food.
Aloe does not have to be taken in any special
way to show its value as a health food. For Vera
and Saponaria, you can eat about an inch of fresh
Aloe without the skin. For Arboresense, take a
half inch to one inch of fresh Aloe with the skin.
For convenience, taking powdered or processed
Aloe is the same as taking whole Aloe for treatment
When treating a disease, taking Aloe three or
four times a day, before or after a meal, and
before bed is recommended. However, it is good
to use Aloe as a health food by eating it fresh
in the morning and the evening, or drinking Aloe
juice whenever you are thirsty.
Aloe as a Cosmetic Product
Cleopatra in ancient Egypt and Yang Keui-Fei in
China are considered to have been the most beautiful
women in world history.
Which one would you prefer to be, a classical
Oriental beauty like Yang Keui-Fei or typical
and Western beauty like Cleopatra?
Whatever your choice, every woman wants beauty.
Women have such a great hunger for beauty that
they sometimes abuse cosmetics and diet medicines,
or over do their diets, leading to their deaths.
The real basis of beauty is health. The vitality
and liveliness of health women and the pleasant
rhythms of their behavior are the kind of beauty
that gets people's attention. In addition, make-up
and hair styles, a marked personality, and modern
clothes attract the fascinated gazed of men and
the admiring eyes of other women. But Venus refused
a woman with rough skin, and a pale and freckled
face, even though she adorned herself with luxurious
jewels and clothes.
More than anything else, constipation easily
causes pimples and eruptions to break out on woman's
face, or makes her face sallow. Constipation has
physical and mental causes. The most prevailing
symptom in constipation is the laxity of the intestinal
organs, which makes people have difficulty with
bowel movements. Another type is convulsive constipation,
in which case the intestines sporadically contract
and excrement is in lump form.
As mentioned often before, Aloe is miraculously
effective in curing constipation. The efficacy
of Aloe cures the disease of the body and beautifies
The Aloin in Aloe stimulates the large intestine
to make the stool soft. However, one must be sure
not to take an excessive amount of Aloe, in order
to avoid diarrhea. Mental anguish and nervousness
also destroy a woman's beauty. Anxiety and stress
make one's nerves edgy, the metabolism in his
body declines, and secretion of hormones worsens.
As Aloe stimulates the nerves and soothes them,
it is an effective remedy for people full of mental
stress. Remove what obstructs your health and
beauty with Aloe, and then consider making yourself
- Aloe using for Skin Conditioner
(Neutralization of the skin, Removal of pimples
and freckles from the face)
- Beauty Treatment (Fresh(raw) Aloe leaves, Aloe
facial lotion, Aloe lip
cream, Aloe pack, Aloe bath, etc)