Aloe latex is the yellow juice exudate -not the mucilagous juice or gel- produced from most aloe varieties. In fact, the aloe ferox, aloe barbadensis miller and aloe secundiflora are the best varieties to obtain this product. The aloe latex -also called as aloe bitter sap or aloe gum- is created in cells into the inner leaf skin, the so called peryciclic tubules.
It is a product mostly used to obtain aloin, aloesin, and aloe emodin for pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries. This term is the same than aloe gum. It is in a liquid condition. When industrially cooked, it comes a green rocky product also known as aloe paste.
There are a few countries producing industrial quantities of this product, leaded by South Africa, then Venezuela, Kenia and Mexico.
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categories [ Aloe Gum - Sap - Latex ]