What is the definition of Aloe vera whole leaf?
“Aloe vera whole leaf”, another misnomer, is the processed whole leaf including the tough green outer rind. The leaf is ground, chopped and converted into a slurry which is thick and difficult to use. This slurry is then usually treated with enzymes or heat to destroy the natural complex carbohydrate and fibers. The resulting product is composed of simple sugars, low molecular weight, organic acid and salts. Which must be treated with charcoal and filtered to remove chlorophyl and anthraquinone. The Anthraquinone are responsible for the laxative properties found in the “yellow aloe sap”. The “aloe sap” is a vicious liquid which exudes from the leaves when they are damaged or cut.. Incomplete removal of anthraquiones can result in diarrhea, loose bowels and violent cramps.