African Aloe Ferox
Cape Aloe Ferox: this is the name generally use to sell and promote Aloe Ferox. Cape “harvest in South Africa and Aloe is derived from Greek word for the dried juice of aloe leaves. Ferox is “fierce” or war-like” referring to the spiny edged leaves.
What is Aloe Ferox Gel: Aloe Ferox gel is a thick concentrated inner fillet gel from whole aloe leaf. The aloe ferox leaf is filled with a gel that is made up of 96% water and the other 4% containing natural healing properties. There are over 200 Aloe species cultivated around the world as Aloe Ferox is a heirloom species that’s dated back to days of Cleopatra. Therefore it’s the oldest, potent & purest most beneficial form of all aloe species. Aloe Ferox penetrates through the skin surface, hydrating whilst forming a protective barrier. This prevent moisture from escaping the skin, also increases oxygen supply to the skin. Aloe ferox contains glycoprotein that speeds the healing process by stopping pain and inflammation. Polysaccharides are a carbohydrate that stimulates skin growth and repair.
Origin: Indigenous to South Africa
Other Names: Cape Aloe, Wild Aloe, African Aloe
Cultivation: Aloe Ferox grows wild only in South Africa due to barometric sensitivity. No pesticides, fertilizers or herbicides are used while under strict control of the South African conservative. The harvesters use age old method to collect sap from aloe ferox.
Age old extraction method: mature leaves are cut manually from bottom of plant without damaging the growth of baby leaves at the top. Aloe leaves are then packed in a circle around a plastic-lined hollow in the ground to allow the dark bitter sap to tap naturally from between the green peal and white jelly of the leaf. The bitter substance is slowly boiled and reduced, so that it hardens. The rest of leaf is extracted as a juice and jelly. Aloe Ferox are never filtered.
Filtered Aloe: Majority of Aloe species has thin skin and therefore the bitter enters into the inner leaves. As a result the Aloe must be filtered to remove the bitter sap. Bitter sap is potent and can cause mild to severe external or internal irritation.
Ferox derived products:
Aloe Gel – is inner fillet gel of aloe leaves
- Uses: facial, hair & scalp care, & cosmetics
Aloe Juice – liquid extracted from gel of aloe leaves
- Uses: facial care, hair care, skin care, & internal care
Aloe bitters / crystals – raw form of aloe sap dried into crystal.
- Uses: constipation or medical industry
Aloe powder – sun, sprayed on chemical dried into a powder
- Uses: cosmetics, internal care
Ferox inner fillet gel: Aloe Ferox gel is a thick concentrated inner fillet gel from whole aloe leaf. The aloe ferox leaf is filled with a gel that is made up of 96% water and the other 4% containing natural healing properties. It contains total of 34 amino acids, 7-8essential ones.
Gel Physical & Scientific Specifications:
PH: 5:8 – 6:7
Moisture: 100g 95.5 96.96
Amino Acid profile: Alanine, Anserine, Arginine, Aspartic acid *Asparagine *Citrulline
*Cystine*Ethanolamine *Glutamic acid *Glutamine *Glycine *Histidine
*Hydroxyproline *Isoleucine *Leucine *Lysine *Methionine
*Phenylalanine*Phosphoserine *Proline *Serine *Threonine *Tyrosine *Ureum *Valine *1-Methylhistidine *3-Alanine *4-Amino-buteric, 6 unknown.
Stabilizer: No stabilizer such as xanthan gum is required. Inner fillet gel doesn’t require filtering and retains it natural viscosity and volume.Internal : Aloe Ferox juice is edible, and (if refrigerated) and in FDA approved packaging can be used as a vitamin supplement. Drink a few tablespoons a day to get a large helping of vitamins and antioxidants for better skin and better health.
: Aloe Ferox gel or juice is a natural effective substance for external applications to treat and compliment topical treatments of the following:
- Applied to wounds, aloe is a mild anesthetic, relieving itching, pain, swelling and irritation.
- Aloe acts as an antibacterial and antifungal, increases blood flow to wounded areas, and stimulates the healing process.
- Minor burns and scalds
- Acts as an antibacterial and antifungal for scalp conditions
- Brown skin spots
- Hydrates dry skin, hair & scalp
- Seal hair cuticles
- Skin infections
- Moisturizes skin
- Eczema & Psoriasis
- Relieves scratches, stings and insect bites.
- Treats allergic conditions of the skin.
Improves complexion and skin tone.
- nicole hatfield