In this blog post, we will give an introduction to Aloe Arborescens. We will discuss the differences between Aloe Vera and Aloe Arborescens and talk a little about Franciscan Friar and scholar Frei Romano Zago who has spread the word about this popular Aloe Arborescens Juice recipe.

What is Aloe Arborescens?
Aloe Arborescens is a species of flowering, succulent, perennial plant that belongs to the Aloe genus, which it shares with the well known and researched Aloe Vera. The most obvious difference between Aloe Vera and Aloe Arborescens plants is the shape and colour of the leaves.

Most of the aloe arborescens leaves consist of the gel-like pulp, about 99 percent of which is water. The remaining one percent boasts at least 75 known nutrients — including a rich array of minerals, vitamins, amino acids, active plant compounds such as phytonutrients, enzymes, proteins, oils, monosaccharides and polysaccharides.

Who is Frei Romano Zago?
Frei Romano Zago is a Franciscan Friar and scholar, who has brought the Aloe Arborescens recipe to light in Europe. He dedicated 20 years of his life researching the aloe arborescens plant after witnessing its’ amazing health benefits while administering this simple remedy to natives in a shanty town in Brazil. He decided to write two books based on this wonderful recipe. In his book he includes information on how to prepare the recipe using the 3 ingredients of wholeleaf aloe arborescens, raw honey and a small amount of distillate. He also advises how to take the preparation, how to pick leaves and why each of the ingredients is important in the recipe.

What is the difference between Aloe Arborescens and Aloe Vera?
Scientists such as Dr. Aldo Facetti, (phytology technician and herbalist at the Palatinin Salzano Venezia Institute in Italy), found that Aloe Arborescens is 200% richer in medicinal substances and contains more than 70% more cell growth regulators compared to Aloe Vera (aloe barbadensis), which contains 40% of these properties.*
A look at the table below shows us the differences between the components of both plants. It is evident, for example, that aloe arborescence contains much higher quantities of minerals than barbadensis.

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

* Peuser , Michael, “The Capillaries Determine Our Destination, Aloe, Empress of Medicinal Plants “  P.66, St. Hubertus. Sao Paulo/ S.P 2003.

While Aloe Arborescens Juice is a food supplement derived from a natural source it is always advisable to consult your doctor or health practitioner about food supplements consumed, especially if you are taking medication. Your doctor will advise you accordingly.

Thanks for reading! I hope we have answered some questions you may have about the Aloe Arborescens Juice recipe. Stay tuned for our next post when we share with you some information and images from the organic Aloe Arborescens plantation.

Aloe Arborescens Juice