Aloe Arborescens or Aloe Vera?

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.

Aloe Arborescens

It develops on a central woody trunk with alternating leaf growth. The plant comes in the form of a chaotic bush, full of stems, in which a starting root is not distinguished as in the case of Aloe Vera. The leaves are filiform, have a length between 50 and 60 cm and weigh from 10 to 100 gr each.

Aloe Vera

It grows and develops in the shape of a head, without having a central trunk, has fleshy and succulent leaves of spotty green color, with delicate contours sometimes spotty with pink during cold periods. The plant reaches its maturity after the age of four and may have leaves with a length of between 60 and 90 cm with a width of 8 cm. Each leaf can weigh from 1 to 2 Kg.

So in conclusion we can say that it is very simple to notice the differences between Aloe Vera and Aloe Arborescens both for the conformation of the plant and for the size of the leaves. Let’s now analyze which is the variety that has the most active ingredients and therefore the one that is preferable to use.

Aloe Arborescens undoubtedly has a much higher concentration of active ingredients than Aloe Vera and therefore a greater therapeutic activity.

This characteristic has been demonstrated by numerous studies. As an example, below is a table extracted from the report of the Raphael Foundation that compares the content of 7 amino acids present in the two plants:

Amino acids

Aloe Arborescens 57ppm
Aloe Vera 21ppm
Aloe Arborescens 17ppm
Aloe Vera 14ppm
Aloe Arborescens 21ppm
Aloe Vera 20ppm
Aloe Arborescens 21ppm
Aloe Vera 14ppm
Aloe Arborescens 113ppm
Aloe Vera 17ppm
Aloe Arborescens 20ppm
Aloe Vera 14ppm
Aloe Arborescens 19ppm
Aloe Vera 14ppm


Aloe Arborescens 103ppm
Aloe Vera 12.76ppm
Aloe Arborescens 69ppm
Aloe Vera 6ppm
Aloe Arborescens 287ppm
Aloe Vera 46ppm
Aloe Arborescens 23ppm
Aloe Vera 24ppm
Aloe Arborescens 0.5ppm
Aloe Vera 0.7ppm
Aloe Arborescens 0.40ppm
Aloe Vera 0.08ppm
Aloe Arborescens 5.60ppm
Aloe Vera 1.19ppm

This table covers only 7 of the hundreds of active compounds present, all in significantly higher amounts in Aloe Arborescens.

“In addition, from analyses carried out by our company, the differences in amino acids were even more evident to the advantage of Aloe Arborescens, but these parameters vary greatly depending on the place of cultivation of the plants examined.”

You have surely noticed that almost all the products on the market contain Aloe Vera and not Aloe Arborescens. Faced with this evidence, a question comes spontaneously:

Since it is much more effective, why don’t they all use Aloe Arborescens?

The answer is very simple:

“The lower yield in terms of production makes its cost much higher.”

Let’s go back for a moment to the discourse of morphology that we mentioned before. The high yield of the leaves and the easy transformability of the pulp into a drinking gel, has made Aloe Vera the most used and known in the world. On the contrary, Aloe Arborescens, given the enormous difficulty of processing, which can only be done manually, has been relegated to the background DESPITE BEING FAR SUPERIOR IN TERMS OF ACTIVE INGREDIENTS.

Having focused on excellence, we decided to use only ORGANIC ALOE ARBORESCENS from Italian crops.

The various researches and the recent international bibliography have shown that Aloe Arborescens is much more effective than Aloe Vera if we aim at a therapeutic action of the product.

“We only work with Aloe Arborescens, as we want to offer our customers the maximum benefits that this amazing plant offers.”

Properties of the components of Aloe Arborescens

from scientific literature

Immunomodulating property

The acemannan present in Aloe Arborescens plays a remarkable direct action on the immune system, activating and stimulating macrophages, monocytes, antibodies and T cells.

Antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral properties

Cinnamic acid and Chrysophanic acid counteract the development of bacteria and fungi.
Aloetic Acid and Aloins, together with acemannan have antibiotic properties.

Anti-inflammatory properties

Aloe has a calming and soothing action on inflamed and painful tissues, with an intensity equal to synthetic drugs based on steroids and with the advantage of not producing toxic-harmful side effects.

Gastroprotective properties

Aloe Arborescens normalizes the structure and function of the gastrointestinal wall. It improves the intestinal bacterial flora, reduces abdominal spasms, promotes the improvement of gastritis, ulcers (peptic and duodenal) and irritable bowel.

Antitumor properties

Aloe provides a wide range of substances that block and improve difficult and hostile precancerous cellular situations.

Healing properties

An action generally complementary to the anti-inflammatory one, turns out to be the facilitated healing and re-epithelialization of the skin thanks to the use of Aloe Arborescens gel in the area to be treated topically.

Hypoglycemic properties

The presence of Erborano A and B, prove to be particularly effective in drastically lowering fasting blood sugar, both in subjects with diabetes mellitus, and in patients with insulin-independent diabetes.

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