Aloe Vera Extract has been used as a moisturizer, a treatment for wounds, burns and other topical injuries, and it's even been put to use as an oral medicine for a variety of ailments. It’s also used as a natural remedy for asthma, stomach ulcers, and diabetes and for soothing side effects of radiation treatment. Aloe Vera contains antioxidant vitamins A, C and E — plus vitamin B12, folic acid and choline. It contains eight enzymes, including aliiase, alkaline phosphatase, amylase, bradykinase, carboxypeptidase, catalase, cellulase, lipase and peroxidase. Minerals such as calcium, copper, selenium, chromium, manganese, magnesium, potassium, sodium and zinc are present in aloe Vera. It provides 12 anthraquinones — or compounds known as laxatives. Among these are aloin and emodin, which act as analgesics, antibacterials and antivirals.