Aloe Vera Gel
Aloe prepartations are derived from the leaf gel and the juice of a cactus-like subgroup of the lily family with some 300 species, among them Aloe Vera. The gel from the inner leaf is applied externally to soothe skin, help heal burns and promote cell repair. When taken internally, the gel and juice help promote healthy lower intestinal function. The latex taken from the inner leaf has been used as a stimulant laxative for over a century and is an FDA-approved OTC drug ingredient.