Reprinted From: Aloe Data, http://www.biotherapy.co.uk/aloedata.htm
Description: Perennial succulent plant that looks like a cactus grown throughout the world.
Botanical Name: Aloe Vera Barbadensis Miller from the Lily (Liliaceae) family
Part Used: Aloe Vera Gel (a clear, jelly-like material) is derived from tissue that comprises the inner portion of the leaves.
Aloe Vera Latex ( Aloin a bitter tasting purgative, commonly known as bitter aloes. Aloin is destructive to healthy tissue and cells) is obtained from specialized cells known as pericyclictubules that occur just beneath the epidermis or rind of the same leaves from which the juice is derived.)
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