All the benefits and healing properties of Aloe Arborescens, a symbol of hope and health.

Aloe Arborescens is a plant native to Africa, it has been used for centuries as food and as a medicine for its innumerable nutritional and healing properties.

Properties of Aloe Arborescens

aloe arborescens plant

Its leaves are the main ingredient for the preparation of Father Zago’s recipe, a drink with extraordinary healing capacity, this juice recipe has been handed down for centuries, in the poor villages of Brazil, where the only medicines that people could afford are the ones that nature offers.

The recipe consists of just 3 ingredients:

  • Aloe Arborescens leaves;
  • Organic honey;
  • 2-3 tablespoons of distillate.

The drink obtained by blending together these three ingredients, if taken regularly, would be able to cure innumerable pathologies, even serious and often considered incurable by the official medicine.

This is at least the direct experience of Father Romano Zago, also reported in his book, titled, not by chance, “Cancer can be cured“.

What does the official medicine think about it?

Regarding the official medicine studies, we can say that the many properties of Aloe Arborescens are still subject to study, but recent research carried out on this plant, have shed light on many of the benefits derived from the use and consumption of its leaves.

Chemical composition of Aloe Arborescens

After the 40s’, in the wake of the increasingly frequent positive results obtained from the use of this plant, an intense research activity began that allowed science to accurately establish the chemical and physical characteristics of Aloe Arborescens.

This research has been gradually growing, with the aim of unveiling every secret about the complex composition of organic molecules and the single active ingredients of this plant.

Currently, we know that the leaves of Aloe Arborescens contain more than 200 active ingredients.

aloe arborescens benefits

In addition to water, which represents 96% of the content, the main chemical constituents are:

  1. Carbohydrates: glucose, mannose, acemannans, pectins, lignin, etc.;
  2. Anthraquinones and phenolic substances;
  3. Mineral salts;
  4. Vitamins;
  5. Amino acids;
  6. Organic acids;
  7. Lipids;
  8. Enzymes.

Among these active ingredients the ones that are particularly important:

  • The acemannan, which features bactericidal, germicidal, antifungal activity and is also able to form a protective patina of the gastric and intestinal mucosa against various agents, such as hydrochloric acid of the juices.
  • Anthraquinones, including aloin, aloemodine, aloetic acid, anthranol, crisophanic acid, salicylic acid and resistanol. These are substances with marked laxative activity, whose intake can give rise, in particularly sensitive subjects, to episodes of diarrhea. Nevertheless, after a few days from the beginning of the consumption of Aloe, this phenomenon tends to fade, until it disappears altogether. In addition to laxative properties, these compounds have other very important properties: antibiotic, antibacterial, antiviral, anti-tumor, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, cytotonic, purifying, diuretic, eupeptic and toning.
  • Molecules of a phenolic nature, among which we find derivatives of cinnamic acid, tocopherols, flavonoids and other polyfunctional organic acids with marked antioxidant properties. These compounds play a fundamental role in countering the action of free radicals and therefore cellular aging.
  • Acetylsalicylic acid, a substance known for its many activities, ranging from the anti-inflammatory action to the protective action of the heart muscle and the vascular system.
  • Vitamins and mineral salts, micronutrients of which Aloe Arborescens is particularly rich and which make this plant comparable to a real food supplement. In its leaves there are: calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, potassium, sodium, manganese, copper, cobalt, chromium and germanium: a very rare organic mineral, sought after for its antioxidant and anti-tumor properties. Organic germanium is essential for improving oxygen at the cellular level. Precisely for this reason it is considered a powerful antioxidant. Germanium also favors the removal of toxic metals of the body such as lead, cadmium and mercury and counteracts the effects of ionizing radiation. Finally, in Aloe Arborescens there are vitamins of group B (B1, B2, B3 and B6), vitamin C, choline, folic acid, bicarotene, and vitamin E.

Aloe Arborescens Benefits

aloe arborescens flower

Thanks to the simultaneous presence of all these nutrients, Aloe Arborescens can boast innumerable beneficial and healthy properties for our body.

Let’s find out more in detail what are its benefits:

aloe arborescens flower

1. Anti-tumor

The main activity carried out by this plant is that of antitumor that occurs in three phases:

  1. Through the stimulation of the body’s immune defenses (immunostimulatory action).
  2. Through the induction of apoptosis (ie suicide) of neoplastic cells.
  3. Finally, the Aloe Arborescens has an anti-proliferative action, it blocks the progress of cancer and metastasis. The chemical compounds that participate in this triple action are different. The most important are undoubtedly the polysaccharides and the anthrichinones.

2. Anti-inflammatory and analgesic

Both for internal use and for external use, Aloe Arborescens has a strong anti-pain action, reducing inflammation and altering the sensitivity to pain. For this reason, it can be useful in case of wounds, burns, insect bites, but also to better withstand the side effects of radio and chemotherapy.

3. Antioxidant

For the high content of mineral salts and vitamins, Aloe Arborescens boasts excellent antioxidant properties. Vitamin C, E B2, B6, organic germanium and non-essential amino acid, cysteine, are powerful antioxidants capable of fighting cellular damage caused by free radicals.

4. Antiviral

Acemannan, a polymeric sugar present in the gel and in the Aloe leaf, has significant antiviral activity against various viruses. Particularly, against the HIV-1 virus, Herpes Simplex and Paramyxovirus (the Morbillo virus).

5. Antibacterial and antifungal

The active ingredients contained in Aloe Arborescens, besides having a immunostimulant action, offer direct help to the body against numerous pathogenic bacteria and fungi, including the dreaded Escherichia coli and Candida albicans.

6. Cicatrizing

The polysaccharides and plant hormones contained in the Aloe accelerate the repair of damaged tissue and the formation of new epithelial tissue.

7. Gastroprotective

Aloe Arborescens active ingredients can solve the most common disorders of the gastrointestinal apparatus such as abdominal spasms, heartburn, pain and abdominal swelling. Aloe normalizes intestinal secretions, improves the intestinal bacterial flora, stabilizes the pH in the stomach and intestine, improves the functionality of the pancreas and in the colon limits the proliferation of pathogens reducing the putrefactive phenomena.

Aloe can also help in some forms of gastritis (peptic ulcers) and intestinal inflammation (irritable colon); its effectiveness is due to its healing action, anti-inflammatory, analgesic and the ability to coat and protect the stomach walls.

8. Laxative and depurative

The Aloe Arborescens leaves have a purifying action in the gastrointestinal tract, which is a particularly suitable place for the accumulation of toxins.

The purifying activity is mainly linked to polysaccharides, which thanks to their composition and viscous consistency, can bind and eliminate the toxic substances produced during the metabolic processes, thus reducing the contact time of slag with the mucous membranes. Laxative action is instead performed by the alkali.

What’s better? Aloe Vera or Aloe Arborescens?

aloe vera or aloe arborescens

Among the most-known species, in which the famous Aloe Vera is also included, the Arborescens species is the one with the superior phytotherapeutic properties.

This feature is due in part to the shape of the leaves, narrow and filiform, with a thicker outer cuticle, which in addition to ensuring greater resistance to harsh winter climates, provides a greater presence of anthraquinone elements, in particular of aloin.

The aloin, in addition to the known laxative effects for which it is widely used for pharmaceutical purposes, has an anticancer and cytoprotective action.

On the other hand, Aloe Arborescens has a very reduced gel content compared to Aloe Vera, but this does not negatively affect the properties of the plant, as some might think. At equal weight Aloe Arborescens contains three times the active ingredients contained in Aloe Vera.

The reason is that most of the active ingredients of the plant are contained in the outer cuticle and not in the gel, which instead consists for 99% of simple water.

The reason why Aloe Vera is the most widely used for purely commercial purposes is due to the high gel content of its large leaves and the ease of treatment for the transformation of the pulp, to be consumed as a drink, or for topical use in products cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.

To make Father Zago’s recipe that cures cancer, is used instead the Aloe Arborescens, which is precisely the richest of active ingredients.

Is it true that aloin is toxic?

aloin is toxic

In the West, when it comes to Aloe juice, there is a lot of confusion.

That is often the consequence of media disinformation work, put into place by some companies that produce, and market products based on Aloe.

These companies, driven by mere economic interests, have gradually disclosed false and unfounded information about the “potential” toxicity of homemade juice, using their own plants of Aloe Arborescens, grown in the garden, or in pots.

The subject of the media bombardment was and still is the aloin, a yellow substance contained within the Aloe leaf and defined by these companies as toxic, or at best “irritating for the intestine”.

The message seems to have hit the mark and people avoid producing the juice at home, and start to buy products with the words “pure juice of aloe vera, without aloin”.

Then, is it true that aloin is toxic?

Absolutely not, or rather it is not toxic if you consume the whole leaves of Aloe, or their juice.

It can instead be toxic if the aloin is extracted and isolated from the plant, to produce, for example, purgative drugs. In this case, excessive consumption of aloin can be toxic and irritating to the intestine. Here we talk about drugs produced in the laboratory, not the bare and raw plant.

In addition to the well-known laxative properties, aloin has remarkable antitumor, antibacterial, antiviral and purifying properties.

Therefore aloin, like many other substances contained in Aloe, plays an important role in the care of the patient.


Aloe juice, like most natural remedies, has contraindications and can have side effects.

First, it must be said that it is absolutely to be avoided for pregnant women, as Aloe produces uterine spasms that can lead to spontaneous abortions. As a matter of fact, in the past Aloe was used to abort.

During breast feeding, the opinions are discordant, there are some naturopaths who recommend its use as the Aloe would increase the production of breast milk. In general, however, doctors do not recommend consumption. The rule is always to consult your doctor and your pediatrician first.

The juice of the whole leaf is not recommended in cases of acute colitis, diverticulitis, ulcerative colitis and crohn’s disease. In these cases, it is better to avoid aloin by consuming the pure juice of aloe vera, or the filtered juice of aloe arborescens.

People taking cortisone medications, diuretics, or cardioactive glycosides should consult their doctor before taking Aloe juice.

Where to buy Aloe Arborescens plants and juices

Where to get the plant

Nowadays, you can find Aloe Arborescens in any garden center, or nursery.

Even supermarkets sell Aloe seedlings, but we must be very careful about the quality of the product, especially if the intent is to use the plant for the preparation of Father Romano Zago’s recipe.

In this case, we must to be very careful in buying the plant at the right place. The plant must be at least 4-5 years of age, so that the content of active ingredients is at the highest levels. Moreover, given that it is a food supplement, the plant must be 100% organic and grown in full sun, since it is above all thanks to the sun that it develops its anti-cancer properties.

If you do not know anyone who can guarantee such requirements, I can recommend the purchase of the plants grown by the Erbe di Mauro Farm. In addition to guaranteeing a short supply chain (from the producer directly to the consumer), the farm cultivates all its plants in full sun, in open countryside and with organic farming techniques, without the use of chemical substances such as fertilizers or pesticides. The plants are all grown in Italy, in Fermo countryside (central Italy).

You can buy the plant from the website by clicking on the green button below:

aloe arborescens where buy

Aloe Arborescens plants.
Plants biologically cultivated in Italy, in open countryside, far from polluted areas;
Aloe Arborescens Plants, more than 5 years old;


Where to get the juice

The Erbe di Mauro farm, besides selling Aloe plants, produces to order fresh juices of Aloe Arborescens, made following all the indications of Father Romano Zago.

It is a 100% organic and natural product, without preservatives, produced using only Aloe Arborescens leaves, organic honey and grappa, in the ways and proportions recommended by Father Zago himself. The farm, for those who want it, also produces juices in the versions without alcohol and in concentrated and super-concentrated versions, with more Aloe and less honey.

You can order the juice from here:

aloe arborescens juice price

Aloe Arborescens juice, Father Zago’s recipe
Ingredients: Aloe Arborescens, honey and distillate;
Content: 750 ml;
Price: 34,00 €;