Aloe Vera is a succulent plant species with medicinal properties recognised since the first century AD. Cosmetic manufacturers and alternative medicine supporters strongly advocate the use of aloe for its healing and rejuvenating properties.

Oral consumption of unprocessed aloe pulp should be avoided. Only the inner leaf gel, free from the membranous latex should be consumed as raw pulp can lead to unpleasant side effects.

The safe uses of Aloe vera gel included topical and ingestive consumption by animals including cats, dogs and horses. Only the inner leaf gel should be used as found in Forever Living products. Lower grade products feature the latex and membrane of the leaves which should not be administered to animals, especially cats.

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Topical Use

Aloe vera is very effective in reducing the healing time of damaged epidermal (skin) tissue. It also exhibits some mild anaesthetic and antiseptic qualities and is formidably powerful when applied to burn and sunburn trauma regions.


Consuming aloe vera gel is fine just so long as it is the refined inner leaf gel only. The latex membrane and pulp resin should under no circumstances be consumed. Aloe vera aids in digestion and stabilising the immune system.


Aloe vera is used world wide in a vast range of cosmetics. The powerful properties of the plant gel on the skin has been observed for millennia; there are very few synthetic products that can match nature for its rejuvenating abilities.

Weight Loss

Aloe vera gel is used as an immuno stabiliser as well as balancing agent on the intestinal tract. The gel enables the digestive system to function at its optimal level; aloe vera cleanses the colon and bowels, helping the body efficiently remove more toxins.

Harvesting Aloe Vera – Forever Living

In order for aloe vera to retain it’s unique properties, it must be harvested in an efficient manner with some considerable care to ensure that impact trauma is not endured by the cut leaves. It is necessary for the leaves to be moved quickly into a protected and cool environment after cutting in order to prevent degeneration of the inner leaf gel.

The leaves are sent through a washing centre twice prior to being hand filleted. The outer leaf and pulp is collected and ground into a mulch to be composted. Replacing the nutrients taken out of the ground is essential and ethical. After vacuum packing the gel is transported to the processing plant where it undergoes a patented stabilisation process. This ensures that the gel retains its complete molecular integrity, suffering no oxidation that would lead to a decay in its potency.

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