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Aloe Arborescens Juice, the “Elixir of Long Life.”

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Aloe Arborescens is a plant native to Africa that has been used for centuries as a food and natural remedy for its countless nutritive and healing properties.



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Aloe Arborescens Plant, the "cousin" of Aloe Vera:

Native to South Africa, Aloe Arborescens Miller is a succulent plant, known for its many phytotherapeutic properties.



Aloe Arborescens has long, lance-shaped, serrated, spiny rosette leaves that swell and deflate in order to withstand even very long periods of drought. Since it is also a xerophytic plant (plants adapted to live in environments characterized by long periods of drought or arid or desert climate), manages not to lose water either from stomata or from any wounds thanks to a special self-sealing gel.


Then there are substantial characteristics that differentiate Aloe Arborescens from Aloe Vera: in fact, you should know that the Aloe Arborescens is much more concentrated in active ingredients than Aloe Vera, with some of them 3 times higher.

Aloe Arborescens plant from the cultivation of AloeVonderweid

Aloe Arborescens Miller vs Aloe Vera Barbadensis

This distinctive plant is often mistakenly confused with its more famous “cousin,” called Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis Miller).


At first glance they may in fact seem similar, but when looked at in detail, important differences can be seen such as:



  • Leaves: the leaves of the Aloe Arborescens are much lighter and less watery (they contain less water, and thus are more concentrated in active ingredients) while the
    leaves of the Aloe Vera 
    are more swollen and larger (they can weigh up to 2 kg) but, as they contain more water, are less concentrated in active ingredients.
  • Flowers: The flowers of Aloe Arborescens are red, while those of Aloe Vera are yellow.
  • Form: aloe vera develops as a head and has a clearly visible starting root, thealoe arborescens has a chaotic central stem and is rich in stems, in fact, the root cannot be identified.
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Aloe Arborescens Cultivation:

The cultivation of Aloe Arborescens is not widespread compared to Aloe Vera where there are realities, especially in South America, with hundreds of hectares under cultivation.


The main cultivars of Aloe Arborescensare found in Italy and Spain, although they are most common in Italy. 



However, in Italy, there are widespread Greenhouse cultivation of Aloe Arborescens.
which do not allow optimal and vigorous growth of the plant. They are very useful for growing ornamental plants in pots, however, they are not optimal for qualitative plant growth as they
In fact, it has been shown that the development of certain active ingredients and phytocompounds in the plant is related to the amount of light the plant receives.


Moreover, in an enclosed environment such as a greenhouse, the air quality is definitely different than what we can find in an open ecosystem.

Aloe Arborescens cultivation protocol by AloeVonderweid:

We at AloeVonderweid have been growing Aloe Arborescens in Sicily since as far back as 1997, using Sustainable Farming techniques.



In fact, we do not employ chemically synthesized substances such as fertilizers, insecticides and herbicidesfungicides and pesticides in general.



If necessary, substances of natural origin can be used, such as specially selected plant extracts, insects and minerals which, dispersed on the soil, modify its chemical and physical characteristics, helping to create a more protected environment for our plants.

"We at Vonderweid firmly believe in sustainable agriculture, its goals, its rigor and its respect for the environment, even if this means depending more closely on natural events (such as rainfall or drought) and sometimes risking lower yields than can be obtained from a traditionally exploited field. Traditional farming techniques are often directed toward an exploitation of the soil that produces a "bloated" type of plant, beautiful in its appearance but poor in content.Our choice instead aims at producing plants in harmony with the environment in which they live and rich in active ingredients."

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Mauritius de Vonderweid
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Aloe Arborescens, Chemical composition?:

After the 1940s, in the wake of the increasingly frequent positive results obtained from the use of this plant, intensive research began that allowed science to precisely establish the chemical and physical characteristics ofAloe Arborescens.



This research has been progressively growing, with the goal of unlocking every secret about the complex composition of the organic molecules and individual active ingredients of this plant.




We currently know that the Aloe Arborescens leaves contain more than 200 active ingredients, while its juice around the 160 active ingredients.


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From Mature leaves of Aloe Arborescens plants (they must be at least 6/7 years old) a gel can be extracted that is taken for its countless properties and benefits.



In Aloe Arborescens gel, also called Aloe Arborescens Juice (not to be confused with the exudate of Aloe Arborescens) we can find, in addition to the normal water content:



  • Essential Amino Acids (7 of the 8 essentials)
  • Vitamins: A,B1,B2,B3,B6,B12,C,E,N, Choline, Niacin,
  • Mineral Salts: Calcium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Iron, Sodium,
  • Manganese, Chlorine, Magnesium, Copper, Chromium and Zinc
  • Enzymes
  • Polysaccharides
  • Lignins and Saponins
  • Aloetic Acid, Anthranol, Anthocele, Aloe-Emodin, Isobarbaloin, Chrysophanic Acid, Aloe Ulcine.

All these elements are present in Aloe Arborescens in a balanced ratio, making it an elixir of health.

Aloe Arborescens Juice, what are the properties and benefits?

Some of the beneficial properties of Aloe arborescens juice include:

  • Healing power: Aloe arborescens juice contains compounds that can help speed up the wound healing process and reduce the risk of infection.

  • Activity anti-inflammatory: Aloe arborescens juice can help reduce inflammation in the body, which can be helpful in treating chronic inflammatory diseases such as arthritis.

  • Antioxidant power: Aloe arborescens juice contains antioxidant substances that can help protect body cells from damage caused by free radicals.

  • Purifying action: Aloe arborescens juice can help cleanse the blood and improve digestion, promoting the elimination of toxins from the body.

  • Soothing properties: the Aloe arborescens juice can be helpful in calming irritated skin and soothing burns caused by sunburn.

In addition to the benefits already listed, Aloe arborescens juice can also have other positive health effects. For example, it can be useful for:

  • Regulate blood sugar levels

  • Reduce cholesterol

  • Enhance digestion: the Aloe arborescens juice can help improve digestion by promoting toxin elimination and preventing constipation.

  • Promote weight loss: the Aloe arborescens juice can help with weight loss because of its cleansing properties and satiating effect.

  • Anti – Age: the Aloe arborescens juice contains antioxidant substances that can help prevent premature aging of body cells.

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