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Aloe is a tropical or subtropical plant characterized by sharp pointed leaves. For centuries, this plant has been considered to have, and has been used for its medicinal and therapeutic properties. The mucilaginous jelly from the parenchymal cells of the plant is referred to as Aloe vera gel. The mucilaginous gel of the Aloe vera, which is essentially a polysaccharide, holds the secret to Aloe vera's medicinal properties. Liqualon Company has developed a novel process to obtain the polysaccharide of Aloe Vera in dry form.
Preparing Gel of Aloe Vera Gel powder (1% w/v): 500-ml water is taken in a beaker and it is stirred at high speed with the help of stirrer. 5 gm Aloe Vera Gel powder is added quickly enough to ensure that there is not much lump formation. There may be small amount of lumps, which disperse after stirring for some time. About one hour stirring is required to make the gel.
Properties of Aloe Vera Gel Powder
|Appearance||Almost White Powder|
|pH||5.0 to 7.0 (1% Solution)|
|Viscosity of 1% Solution||Min. 100 Cps|