Let’s start from a fixed point; and that is that the Aloe plant is unique in nature, for the amount of active ingredients contained in it, now one of the most important issues is:
“Which Aloe do I choose, since there are over 250 varieties?”
The best known and especially those with health and medicinal properties are Aloe Vera (barbadensis) and Aloe Arborescens, so the choice is essentially reduced to these two varieties. You might think that the characteristics are the same and instead have a different concentration of active ingredients.
Before analyzing the active ingredients, let’s immediately see the differences between Aloe vera plants and Aloe Arborescens plants and how to recognize them. The simplest method is certainly the inflorescence, in fact theAloe Vera has yellow flowers,while theAloe Arborescens has red flowers.
But since the flower is present only once a year for a short time, let’s dwell on the characteristics and conformation of the plant.