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ALOE ARBORESCENS

This natural wonder possesses the greatest therapeutic and medicinal properties of all known aloes. Scientific studies have shown that aloe arborescence contains substances with antifungal, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects. It also stimulates the synthesis of elastin and collagen in the body, which in turn offsets the effects of aging caused by the reduction in these proteins that occurs as we age. It also contains more than 70 essential ingredients including vitamins, minerals, enzymes, proteins, amino acids, antioxidants, polysaccharides and others. Its regenerating, coagulating, cell growth-stimulating and pain-inhibiting properties have been shown to help in the treatment of burns (sunburns, fire and even radiation burns), scalds, psoriasis, eczema, acne, insect bites, stab wounds, abrasions, hair and scalp care, muscle aches, cramps, cutaneous numbness, strains, arthritis, athlete's foot, contusions, fungi, infections and others.

Aloe arborescence can be used in a wide range of applications, including cosmetics and skin health, cleaning, disinfecting and moisturising the skin which makes it an excellent cell regenerator. For example, it can combat wrinkles, dryness and other skin problems. In fact, aloe is the best cosmetic there is: 100% plant based and 100% natural. That is why at Nhuara Baret, committed to the "total plant" and basing our cosmetics on this wonder of nature, we have managed to create a sublime range of products which are unrivalled in today's market.

As Dr. Aldo Facetti said, "Regarding its medicinal properties, based on my research I can guarantee that barbadensis, the most commonly used in the industry since it produces more gel, possesses 25% of a cancer-fighting active ingredient while arborescence possesses 70%.”

It should be noted that "barbadensis" refers to aloe vera, commonly yet erroneously referred to in this way since the scientific name is “aloe barbadensis” and it is given the name “vera”, which means truth, for marketing purposes. The reason for this is that it is the variety of aloe which contains the greatest quantity of gel per leaf, making it more cost-effective when making products that contain it as an ingredient.

The Palatini Institute in Salzano, Venice, has said: "The arborescence is 200% richer in medicinal properties than barbadensis”.

A look at the table below shows us the differences between their components. For example, aloe arborescence contains much higher quantities of minerals than barbadensis. In addition, recent studies have concluded that only this type of aloe contains proteins which enhance its regenerative capabilities.

Arborescens Barbadensis (Vera)
Minerals mg / 100 ml of gel
Calcium 103 12.76
Magnesium 69 5.86
Potassium 287 46.32
Sodium 23 24.27
Zinc 0.46 0.65
Iron 0.4 0.08
Manganese 5.6 1.19
Selenium 20 19
Boron 103 79
Copper 0.02 0.004
Proteins 7.3 0

As we can see from the pictures below, the difference between these two types of Aloe is evident not only in their composition and properties but also their physical appearance.

The "arborescence" has smaller and more arched leaves with red flowers.

While the “barbadensis” has larger, flatter leaves and yellow flowers.

In view of this and in order to maximise the effectiveness of our results, at Nhuara Baret we use the fresh gel of the aloe arborescence plant imported to France from Africa (namely Morocco), which is where this wonder of nature originated. It is preserved and transported with the utmost care to ensure that our laboratory has the very best raw materials with which to create our own luxury cosmetic products without equal.