With the designation of
fall several species of the genus
always woody, with leaves very large and fleshy, arranged in large rosettes and
reece thorn in the upper tip that accompanies other smaller spines. They tend to miss one or more axillary bohordos that crown in beautiful bouquets. The flowers are tubular, reddish,
. The fruit is
There are over 150 species which are divided into sunny slopes and stony or rocky places in most of Africa and Asia. Sgún the species in question, can bloom in
, although in their respective countries of
are some species that bloom in
. The collection of interest that the juice is extracted from the leaves, commonly called acíbar.
The juice of the leaves curdled into
solid mass dark and very
, is known as acíbar. For his collection, to proceed as follows: the fluid flow is left to be drained of their leaves cut crosswise, incorporated in
container designed for that purpose, this
is left to concentrate heat from the sun or artificial heat. This procedure of obtaining the acíbar
formerly in the countries of
. In Spain currently not known,
at other times could be obtained from Aloes acíbar that breed in our lands.
The composition of acíbar varies according to the
that comes, the season of harvest and the method of preparing it.
high percentage of water. It also contains anthracene derivatives such as aloemodina, aloína and aloinósidos
and B. At low doses the acíbar behaves as
digestive tonic and colagogo. These doses should not exceed one tenth of
gram. As of 0. 1, behaves as
if the doses administered exceed 0. 2 grams. start the laxative effects, similar to those caused by sin,
. Not recommended for consumption in pregnant women or people with
. In addition, this plant, administered in high doses, can cause
juice is irritating to the skin, which should take into account the people who handled.
Dose of 0. 02 - 0, 06 gr / day, without increasing the dose, unless by prescription. In this dosing interval acts as
tonic, digestive and colagogo. When used as
, should be administered at night so that it produces its effects the next
. In no case should exceed the dose of 0. 5 grams.