Aloe refers to several species of plants, incuding Aloe vera & Aloe barbadensis, and are all used medicially in the same fashion. Two distincts types of extracts are obtained from the plant: aloe gel and aloe resin.
Aloe gel is comprised primarily of carbhodyrates that are responsible for it's medicial properties. The gel is obtained by squeezing the clear succuss out of the leaves. The gel can safely be applied topically as a vulnerary both topically and internally for wound and ulcer healing.
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