Botanical: Aloe spicata (also known as Aloe ferox)
Family: Liliaceae (lily)
Other common names: Cape Aloe, Wild Aloe, Bitter Aloe, Red Aloe, Tap Aloe, Bitteraalwyn
Aloes Cape has been in use for many centuries as a natural and potent purgative for those who suffer from chronic constipation. It is a natural source of iso- and bioflavonoids, amino acids, iron and calcium and is believed to produce antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal effects.
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Found in centuries-old rock paintings, Aloes Cape is normally neither irrigated nor treated with pesticides and contains three times as many polysaccharides than Aloe vera. This plant is so strong that its survival is sustained through its own immune system; its botanical specific, ferox, is derived from the translation of a Latin word, meaning "wild or fierce." Aloes Cape is a robust, palmlike succulent with stems that grow to ten feet, crowned with dense rosettes. The broad, fleshy leaves are dull green with reddish-brown spines along the perimeter, but the flowers are a bright red/orange that add beauty to many gardens when cultivated. Aloes Cape is a perennial that is native to the Cape Region of South Africa, and grows in dry, rocky places and scrub and is drought tolerant, thriving in very well-drained soil in sun. Aloes Cape has been famous for its medicinal qualities for over three hundred years. Some of the constituents found in Aloes Cape include amino acids, iso- and bioflavonoids and many important minerals.
Bitter Aloe (or Aloes Cape) is the yellow juice that is found just below the skin of the Aloes Cape leaves, and the juice retains all the naturally present active ingredients, including its main purgative component, anthrone c-glucoside aloin (barbaloin), which is a very strong laxative, and should be used only under the direction of a knowledgeable health practitioner.*
Aloes Cape is a natural digestive-fermenting agent, supporting stomach complaints and detoxifying the intestines. As an aid to digestion, it is used to ease indigestion and improve a poor appetite.
Aloes Cape is thought to enhance the immune system and may also raise the tolerance threshold in cases of allergies.
Aloes Cape is said to have wound-healing properties and has been used to treat such diverse problems as eczema, conjunctivitis, hypertension and stress. In lower doses, it has been used to help in the treatment of arthritis.
Take two (2) capsules, one (1) to two (2) times each day with water at mealtimes.
Contraindications: Aloes Cape Herbal Supplement should not be used by pregnant or nursing women - *nor should it be used unless under the care of a knowledgeable health practitioner, as its aloin/barbaloin content is not approved by the FDA as safe.