Aloe Vera Dry Extract

Aloe vera = the true or genuine aloe (a succulent of the Liliacae family)
The variety Aloe barbadensis MILLER is the one most often used.

We use a dry extract of 1:200 (freeze-dried) for Aquadrakon Black.

Aloe vera contains a balanced mixture of minerals and trace elements, protein breakdown enzymes, vitamins, bioflavonoids, (poly)saccharides and amino acids.
The extract's skin protection qualities can be seen not least in its healing effects in certain skin diseases, such as for example neurodermitis, acne and psoriasis. But it is also often used as a protection against the side-effects of radiotherapy.

Aloe vera plant
Aloe vera cuttings

The concentration of secondary plant substances makes this extract especially valuable

Essential oils natural antibiotics, beneficial to digestion
Bio-flavonoids anti-oxidative, anti-carcinogenic, enzyme-activating
Tannic acids prevent reproduction of viruses, as they are of reverse polarity to the virus outer membranes; agglutinate the viruses.
Iso-flavonoids effects similar to estrogen, anti-carcinogenic
Catechines antimicrobial
(Muco) Mono- and polysaccharides a principal constituent of the extract. The mucopolysaccharide acemannane is a primary factor in activating the immune system by stimulating phagocytes, natural killer cells and antibody production cells. It also has anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal qualities.
Saponins natural antifungal agents, emulsifiers, immune stimulating effect
Tannins antibacterial

And finally - a detailed list of the best-known constituents

(Muco) Mono- and polysaccharides acemannan, aldopentose, arabinose, galactose, galacturonic acid, glucuronic acid, glucose, mannose, mannuronic acid, pentosane, rhamnose, uronic acid, xylose, cellulose
Enzymes alliinase, amylase, bradykinase, catalase, creatine-phosphokinase, lactose dehydrogenase, lipase, oxidase, phosphatase, transaminases (s-GOT, s-GPT), cellulase, 5-nucleotidase
Mineral nutrients calcium, chloride, chrome, iron, potassium, copper, magnesium, manganese, sodium, sulphur
Vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, C, E, β-carotene, choline, folic acid, niacin
(Limited) essential amino acids (arginine), (cysteine), (glutamine), (histidine), isoleucine, leucine, lysine, (serine), threonine, valine, (tyrosine)
Non-essential amino acids alanine, asparagine, aspartic acid, glutamic acid, glycine, hydroxyproline, proline
Amino sugars galactosamine, glucosamine
Fatty acids β-sitosterol, camposterol, cholesterol, lupeol
Aloe vera also contains lignins, saponins, chrysophanic acid, glycerine