Aloe true belongs to the family Asphodelaceae ( Asphodelaceae ), which is closely related to miraculous families of amaryllis and rattlesnakes. Aloe Vera itself is a plant that perhaps has the second highest number of scientific publications about its effect after ginsling - more than 3,000 publications are currently available on this plant. A recent review of the state of scientific knowledge about the healing effects of aloe is Akaberi2016tea .
The leaves of aloe are pulpy, succulent. By simple extrusion of the pulp from them can be prepared gel, which is used in food and beverages. The gel contains polysaccharides composed of mannose, glucose and other monosaccharide units, mainly acemanan polysaccharide, which improves wound healing and has wider beneficial effects. In addition to vitamins, minerals and other common substances, anthraquinones, such as rein, take the lead in the phytochemical profile of aloe. The recent review of the health effects of the reine is Sun2016csr . The positive effects of aloe on healing wounds and burns (one of the traditional indications of aloe) summarizes Hashemi2015rpa . Relative aloe tree ( Aloe arborescens ) has been shown to have antiviral effect against influenza and other respiratory diseases ( Glatthaarsaalmuller2015aaa ).